Sunday, February 17, 2013

Beat Voyage releases new LP “Counting Down”

The Athens based composer known as Beat Voyage has released his newest LP record album, “Counting Down.”

The Athens based composer known as Beat Voyage has released his newest LP record album, “Counting Down.” The record is an instrumental escapade through various audio settings and environments. It is composed of thirteen tracks and comprises approximately one hour's worth of listening. It is a work of modern classical that incorporates music from virtually every area of the sonic spectrum.

The general tone of “Counting Down” is remarkably elastic, touching on the respective sounds of pop rock, hip hop, French waltzes, contemporary island music, and having still a good many more tricks up its sleeve. The instrumentation is delightfully colorful and various, as well, having many songs lead by an electric guitar, others by an accordion played in the Mediterranean style, and even one melody that seems inspired by a harpsichord player from the seventeenth century.

Considering the amount of variety in its movements (the record, although broken into tracks, feels very much as if it were composed in movements) “Counting Down's” mood is remarkably consistent. The emotion underlying it is youthful, glad and whimsical, although it certainly has pensive moments of conflict to contrast against this, as well. All in all, Beat Voyage's “Counting Down” is a surprising and extremely creative work that deserves much more attention than today's typical pop album garners.

Beat Voyage names as influences the work of Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, all of whom figure largely as inspirations for various riffs and chord progressions on “Counting...” However, the famous Italian composer Ennio Morricone is perhaps the most obvious influence on the record, as the album boasts wonderfully epic and memorable melodies that recall his “Once Upon a Time in the West,” albeit with a much more seaside, Mediterranean feel. In this way “Counting Down” represents some of the most vivid, fun compositions produced in the last year.

“Counting Down” by Beat Voyage is available online everywhere.

-S. McCauley
Staff Press Release Writer

The LP “Counting Down” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download

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