13-07 New composer Joost Dobbe releases EP
Dutch singer/songwriter Joost Dobbe, the latest addition to our roster of composers, has released his new EP ‘Tropical Flavour’.
Inspired by Paul McCartney’s ‘McCartney II’, Dobbe recorded the 5 tracks in his home studio, playing all the instruments himself. He used basic drum machines and mainly acoustic instruments like the guitar, banjo and harmonium (pump organ). The result is a unique sound, reminiscent of the 70s and the musical experiments of current day.
‘Tropical Flavour’ also showcases Dobbe’s broad spectrum of musical interests and influences, from the raw blues sound of ‘Beg You Blues’ to the reggae track ‘Love Yourself’.
In the coming months Joost will embark on his solo tour, as well as playing ‘The 70s Unplugged’ show with his band in theatres throughout the Netherlands.
Michiel van Poelgeest
01-06 Michiel van Poelgeest launches Music for imaginary series
What do Stranger Things, Dirk Gently and Airwolf have in common (besides the fact that they are popular TV-series) ? All three have a fantastic soundtrack, instantly recognizable by the typical synthesizer sound.
Composer and producer Michiel van Poelgeest became enthralled with this sound and asked himself: “What makes great electronic scores so epic?”
He started a research project, ‘The Music for Imaginary Series Project’, looking at composers like Giorgio Moroder and Cliff Martinez and bands like M83. This resulted in an extensive article he published on Medium and off courses: music. He composed the ‘synth scores’; Cooler, Warmer en Stranger. Listen to them below.