Conic Arias – Available April 5, 2016
J. Anthony Allen has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works performed by the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, television, and games. In 2015 he released Aniscorcia - an album of 12 original purely electronic tracks. In his latest release, he has pulled in 12 remix artists to rework the entire album.
"Conic Arias is simply an anagram for Aniscrocia, which is a good way to think about this album. It is taking all the original material that I put together for the first album, and shuffling it around to exist in new and diverse ways. There are some DJs on the album, but also some classical composers, and a few people that exist somewhere in between."
Allen's work is known for a radical blending of diverse influences. He is among a small group of people to have received a Ph.D. in music composition. Paradoxically, Allen's other influences live in the music of Aphex Twin, Autechre, Daft Punk, and others in the electronic dance music idiom. Aniscorcia blends both influences into an orchestral collision of sounds, emotions, and energy that embraces this breadth of styles. As a recent journalist point out: "[Aniscoricia is] dance music by a guy with a Ph.D. in music."
Conic Arias will be released on April 5, 2016, on Allen's own Hackademica label. The album will be available in digital format from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and other digital outlets.
J. Anthony Allen lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Remix Artists on Conic Arias:
Nicky Boy Floyd
John C.S. Keston (aka Ostraka) Mary Ellen Childs
J. Anthony Allen
Mastered by Jacob Wagner at No Shame Labs, NYC.
'Conic Arias' Title by Gregory Taylor
All songs published by J. Anthony Allen