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Genre Peak - Redux (CD)

Genre: Electronica
Release Date: 12th March 2012

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST105CD
Price: $14.29
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Genre Peak - Redux
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Genre Peak is the music and collaborations of electronic percussionist, composer and producer Martin Birke. Birke is well known for scoring original music for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, recording and touring internationally with Sandbox Trio, Casualty Park, Genre Peak and most recently with Percy Howard (Meridiem, Bill Laswell) in the duo Hardboiled Wonderland. Genre Peak has released two full-length albums Ends of the Earth (2006 in-code Music) and Preternatural (2008 in-code Music). Starting in 2006 as a trio with Martin Birke on vocals and electronics, Daniel Panasenko on Chapman Stick and Stephen Sullivan on guitar-synths and vocals. The trio performed as an electronic rock band around Northern California cities until the departure of Panasenko in late 2006. In 2008 Birke returned to the studio with co-producer/engineer/guitarist Christopher Scott Cooper and decided in recruiting a unique cast of vocalists and musicians consisting of Canadian singer Tara C. Taylor, Japan/Dalis Car bassist Mick Karn, bassist Gustaf Fjelstrom, French rock & electronic composer/remixer Tristan X (Kiss & Fly) and Spanish electronic composer/remixer Alex Brujas. The end result was Genre Peak's most vital album to date, Preternatural. The songs featured heavier electronics, darker moods and percussion effects offset with Karn and Fjelstrom's fretless basslines, Taylor's lilting vocals and Cooper's high quality production making an album that was very well received by music media and fans around the world.

'Ends of the Earth reflects the post-postmodern sound of Genre Peak - detached, cool, minimalist and wired.' - West Coast Performer

'Genre Peak has seriously evolved with the new album Preternatural, a very coherent and intelligent release. The mix of ambient components and low tempo rhythms has been well executed.' - SIDE-LINE Magazine

'Genre Peak's Preternatural is an interesting and entertaining mix of electronica and alternative. The synthesizers are great and so is the percussion.' -The Celebrity Cafe

1. Words Surround Us (PH mix)
2. Wear It Well
3. Blue Filter (PH mix)
4. Ends of the Earth
5. Hell on the Surface
6. Amena
7. Rama
8. Absence
9. Point of No Return
10. Microsphere 13
11. Different Dangers
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