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Gonzo Latest News: 28/03/2012 Electronica-Trance Band GENRE PEAK Releases New Album ʻREDUXʼ

Date Published: 28th March 2012

Electronica-Trance Band GENRE PEAK Releases New Album ʻREDUXʼFeaturing Legendary Mick Karn

3/28/2012 - Sacramento, CA - Genre Peak is the music and collaborations of electronic percussionist/ composer/ producer Martin Birke. Birke is well known for scoring original music for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, recording and touring internationally with Sandbox Trio, Casualty Park, Genre Peak and most recently with Percy Howard(Meridiem, Bill Laswell) in the duo Hardboiled Wonderland. Genre Peak has released 2 full-length albums Ends of the Earth (2006 in-code Music) and Preternatural (2008 in-code Music). Starting in 2006 as a trio with Martin Birke on vocals and electronics, Daniel Panasenko on Chapman Stick and Stephen Sullivan on guitar-synths and vocals. The trio performed as an electronic rock band around Northern California cities until the departure of Panasenko in late 2006. In 2008 Birke returned to the studio with co-producer/engineer/guitarist Christopher Scott Cooper and decided in recruiting a unique cast of vocalists and musicians consisting of Canadian singer Tara C. Taylor, Japan/Dalis Car bassist Mick Karn, bassist Gustaf Fjelstrom, French rock & electronic composer/remixer Tristan X (Kiss & Fly) and Spanish electronic composer/remixer Alex Brujas. The end result was Genre Peakʼs most vital album to date 'Preternatural'. The songs featured heavier electronics, darker moods, and percussion effects offset with Karn and Fjelstromʼs fretless basslines, Taylorʼs lilting vocals and Cooperʼs high quality production making an album that was very well received by music media and fans around the world.

“ 'Ends of the Earth' reflects the post-postmodern sound of Genre Peak - detached, cool, minimalist and wired.” -West Coast Performer

Genre Peak has seriously evolved with the new album 'Preternatural', a very coherent and intelligent release. The mix of ambient components and low tempo rhythms has been well executed.” - SIDE-LINE Magazine

Genre Peak's 'Preternatural' is an interesting and entertaining mix of electronica and alternative. The synthesizers are great and so is the percussion.” - The Celebrity Cafe
The new Genre Peak album 'Redux' is released by Gonzo Multimedia International and features the best songs from both previous albums and includes 2 new songs featuring the vocals of Percy Howard, the track "Words Surround Us" also feature violins by Benito Cortez and ʻBlue Filter (PH mix)ʼ sets a melacholic tone with complex percussion, dark synths and the vocal pairing of Percy Howard & Tara C. Taylor. Martin Birkeʼs dark and complex writing style with Christopher Scott Cooperʼs production makes for a modern and distinct listening experience not be missed.

For videos,news and downloads go to the official Genre Peak website, Soundcloud and Facebook: http://www.genrepeak.net/

To purchase Genre Peak 'Redux' http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15414

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