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  • Artists Kali
  • Release Date 2010-04-20
  • Label Bass Star Records
  • Catalog BASSCD003
    Bass-Star Records / Based in San Francisco and focusing mostly on visual and music related projects, you can expect to see lots more cutting edge releases on the way from this award winning crew!

    Title: Kali
    Artist: Kali
    Label: BasStar/
    Catalogue: BASSCD003
    Format: 6 Panel Jewel Case Audio CD
    Barcode: 881034279002
    Release: April 2009 World Wide


    01. Gelatin Coated
    02. Blaud
    03. Pills
    04. Dose, 1 or 2 Pills
    05. Ferrous Carbonate Mass
    06. No. 284
    07. 100
    08. U.S.P.
    09. 5 Grains

    Mastered: Mark Pistel @ Room 5 SF
    Artwork: Special / Awesome
    Distribution by SaikoSounds /Psyshop
    (p) and C
    Hi-Res art online.

    BasStar Records formed in summer of 2007 and is focused primarily on breaks, dub step, electro house and down tekno grooves.

    The latest from composer/producer virtuoso guitarist KALI is a groundbreaking masterpiece of traditional instruments playing dance-floor styled jams. From beginning to end each carefully crafted journey builds and flows with colorful guitars, thick bass, crystal clear drums and lots of rich sampling and analog synthesizers. It's remarkable how KALI combines cinematic drama with conscious house and trance music. The bright clarity and confident joyousness of "Gelatin Coated" and "Dose 1 or 2 pills" express a wonderful feel good vibe while "No. 284" and "100" get downright tribal with wild percussion and smooth heavy hitting bass sounds. The first single, "Pills", features a delicious interplay between an aggressive and decidedly male electric guitar, and a languid female voice, getting quite erotic as they mesh. The whole album creates a dramatic journey through wonderlands of delicious sounds and textures.
    KALI'S latest self titled album is the product of his live electronica ensemble that creates really dynamic and compelling music by embracing modern dance-floor music. KALI'S live sets of House, Trance, and Drum & Bass, is mixed live with plenty of old school real time DUB. When asked where it all began Kali replied, "I wanted to build an ensemble of players and machines which together could provide the hypnotic, powerful, and seamless transcendence of a really good DJ experience while also having the excitement and personality you get from a group of live performers."
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    Artist Profile
    As a classically trained musician Kali learned to read music at the age of eight. He was playing in jazz combos doing be-bop and standards by the age of thirteen. Kali studied jazz extensively with Rick Messina. Kali attended the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Jakob Lindberg, and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel Switzerland, where he studied with Hopkinson Smith and Eugen Dombois. Kali is an expert in Baroque music and has recorded the suites for lute in C minor and E major by J. S. Bach, and major pieces by Francisco Tarrega and Matteo Carcassi. Kali has given solo recitals in London, France, and Switzerland and has played live on the radio in California and France. Kali has recorded original music in many styles including dub, hip hop, electronica, and progressive as well as his own unique creation "Swamp Sound System" -a blend of blues dub and electronics with a cinematic Americana flavor. Kali has recorded and played all over the United States with many groups including: Swamp Sound System, Drink & Food, Sharkbait, Mr. Lucky, Supertroll, Alter Ego, Funk Dub Division, and President's Breakfast.

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