After Victor's first project, Magnatune Remixed last year, Victor expressed an interest in doing less of a remix project and more expressing his own musical vision in partnership with other musicians (ie, involved earlier in the process than with the final mixdown, and a stronger personality stamped on the final piece). Victor himself is an accomplished musician rather, so it's interesting that he's moved into the world of knob-twiddling, and I wanted to see the result.
I told my Magnatune musicians about Victor's interest in cooperating with them, encouraging that exchange throughts with Victor and send him original source tracks (ie, just singing) that he can work with. A suprising number of people were really interested, and started trading tracks over the net.
You can listen to Victor's new album here: http://magnatune.com/artists/four_stones
Norine Braun, in her own newsletter, talks about 2 songs she worked with Victor on:
Lots of musical stuff to share with you. For starters the song Be Brave from Now & Zen has been remixed and included on the Four Stones brand new release Chronic Dreams released as of yesterday! The album is indeed groove soaked ambient chill and in the electronica category.
Victor Stone produced this amazingly artful beauty of a collection and I love his interpretation of Be Brave! The vocals are from the original recording I did with James Bowers. I actually emailed the vocals to Victor wow technology is a wonderful thing! Ian Varley from Drop Trio added a terrific Fender Rhodes piano to Victor's tantalizing production. You can listen for free at http://www.magnatune.com/artists/four_stones
And As a special introductory offer: If you purchase a digital download at Magnatune Victor will send you a free imprinted CD with artwork and everything for free (including postage). Just email victor&fourstones.net from the account that you entered when you purchased the download so he knows who you are. Also http://magnatune.com/artists/norine is now carrying my entire catalogue too!