Atlas makes you smile
Tough times demand beautiful music. Poet Arthur O'Shaughnessy wrote 'We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams'. Cillian King and Cillian Doheny have dreamed up a beautiful suite of music on AFFINITY: music that takes you into the space between - the space that connects us all - the space that soothes - the space where all is fluid and possible. Take a brief journey today and listen to this wonderful album. And then come back tomorrow to hear it all.
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point of departure
From the early days playing with the likes of Freddie Hubbard and Bobby Hutcherson, to present day leading THE COOKERS, DAVID WEISS is an often unsung hero exploring Jazz in its many forms. His project POINT OF DEPARTURE is in full swing, with their third album set for release here at Ropeadope on February 17. Delving into the unique era of the late 1960's, when Jazz became more complex and yet simpler as a variety of influences - soul, rock, far east rhythms - infused the music, WAKE UP CALL is an exploration of this time with cuts from John McLaughlin, Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and more. The band includes Myron Walden, JD Allen, Ben Eunson, Travis Reuter, Nir Felder, Matt Clohesy, and Kush Abadey. The music transports you to a glorious and inventive time, yet remains adventurous and polished at the same time. Stop by right here to stay in the know.
We were introduced to Cillian King as a member of NOTIFY, and recently he got in touch about his new project with Cillian Doheny called ATLAS. Often times music disarms your critical faculties and just makes you feel good, and the Atlas album AFFINITY does just that. Artfully blending traditional Irish concertina with orchestral elements, the album feels like the dream sequence in a classic film. AFFINITY will be available worldwide on January 27th. Pick up a copy right here in high def to support the artists, or drop in to your favorite streaming service and turn it up.
2017 is the jawn
Happy 2017 Everyone! We're rested and ready as we prepare for an epic year at Ropeadope, with over 30 releases already scheduled.There is a surge of creativity happening among musicians, and we are stoked to be in the middle of the mix as we continue to build an equitable, collaborative community that not only brings great music out but empowers artists to speak freely to the world in a meaningful way. Look for new releases from ATLAS, NEW STANDARD DUO, NATE SMITH, DAVID WEISS, DIGABLE PLANETS, NICHOLAS PAYTON and many, MANY, more.