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The Softest Touch by Sons of Armageddon

The sound--Sons of Armageddon states it is 'not' a metal band. They describe their sound as 'post-apocalyptic electro-jazz' for the pre-apocalyptic listener.

This group shows great creativity and a flair for the newness of electro-techno-polyrhythm.

Mixing ultra- modern techniques of the latest software, processors, loops and samples with traditional live instruments; bass, drums and trumpet, creates a feel of being in the future now.

Note:Included in this array of sounds is the theramin a box looking instrument with two antennas, played without being touched. One antenna controls pitch; the other controls volume. This instrument has taken on a life of its own.

The Softest Touchopens with Ripe Watermelon commanding attention to its insistent rhythm

Hoelsshows off a deep bass, said to be reminiscent of Marcus Miller’s work with Miles.

The group even introduces the sounds of a Speak and Spell to their mix.

Someone into new-age, hypermodern, sounds, dubs and electronics will certainly find their dreams come true with this album.

More than music, The Softest Touch is a state of mind.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Sons of Armageddon
  • CD Title: The Softest Touch
  • Genre: Acid Jazz
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Record Label: Magic Pony Records
  • Tracks: Ripe Watermelon, Hoels, ES Smothered, Shambles Factory, Wall Street colonel, Dubya, The Diddler, A Thousand Kisses
  • Musicians: Cameron "Slammy" Thompson: drums, Mark "drP" Prather: samples, percussion, machines, G4 & production, Lewis "DJ Lewps" Keller: turn table, laptop, theremin, synths, melodica, production, Tim Hochman: bass, Kirk Knuffke: trumpet, Dav Poli Hoof: alto sax, vocals, electronics, David Devine: guitar, prepared guitar, electronics.
  • Rating: Three Stars
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