Hailed as "the most exciting performer to come out of Philadelphia since Patti LaBelle" by gbmnews.com, International Pop Artist TONY ENOS achieved commercial success with the iTunes and digital release of his 2009 debut album "Did It Rite", and his 2012 breakout sophomore album "The Heat." In addition to a successful national tour with his 2nd album, ENOS has also had successful philanthropic efforts, tackling disparities such as HIV/AIDS, LGBTQ Youth Rights, and Domestic Violence. Now recording his 3rd studio album, the award winning singer/song writer is the one to watch. Visit him online at tonyenos.com.
Doug Campese and Jacob Goldbas are Carbon Dioxide. As a pop music acoustic duo, they perform regularly in Washington, DC, and the DMV metropolitan areas. Carbon Dioxide played over 40 shows in 2014, and they were the house band for Sawah Hookah Diner in the Adams Morgan neighborhood in that year. Doug and Jacob have written over 200 hundred songs together, and in 2014 the band employed two esteemed musicians, Jalen Ngonda and Graham Baurele (also known as Long Tail). Doug and Jacob perform regularly at Bloombars Art Center in Columbia Heights, and volunteer for 7DrumLessons in the U Street Corridor. Carbon Dioxide is available for weddings, bar mitzvahs, house parties, and commercial advertising songwriting.
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Drawing from the writings and lectures of C.G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Manly P. Hall, the mystic imagery of The Tarot, and the late nineteen seventies psychedelia of artists such as Pink Floyd, Magma, and King Crimson, The Black Atlas presents "The Equinox," a series of EPs exploring the currents of individual human consciousness.
The music of 'The Equinox' focus on stages of personal recognition and development within the psyche. Coming to know oneself and attempting to transmute the primal, animal energies and their potencies into higher level consciousness," explains Peter Koronios, NYC based solo musician and principal figure behind The Black Atlas. "It's a struggle we all go through as individuals, and ultimately it's the process of evolution for human consciousness on a larger scale.
Instrumentation and vocals performed by Peter Koronios. Piano performed by Jesse Clasen
Rivers comes from the narrative standpoint of a troubled consciousness. Someone who is deeply dissatisfied and troubled by the discrepancies between the outward world and an interior, personal ideal. The ending is a free form musical representation of dreamlike stream of consciousness.
Instrumentation and vocals performed by Peter Koronios. Vocal samples provided by Jesse Clasen. Backing vocals provided by Ally Hoffman.
Black Milk was lyrically written stream of consciousness, having to do once again with an interior sort of recognition, and understanding of the complexities of human interaction. Ultimately, deconstructing reality and recombining those elements to obtain a more firm understanding of the experience as a whole.
The Other" (Volume I of The Equinox) and "Devils" (Volume II of The Equinox) are currently available for free download, with artwork by Colin Frangicetto (of Circa Survive) at theblackatlas.bandcamp.com. "Equinox" (Volume III of The Equinox) will drop this winter.
Music by Mark Rascati
Betting on the Races was written and recorded in a dorm room in 2009 while attending college in Louisville, Kentucky. The song was inspired by an ongoing fit of anxiety and apathy and not feeling enriched by any new morning. Seeking self help didn't stop the anxiety from occurring, and a vague feeling of hopeless trudging inspired a gambling metaphor that fit the culture of horse racing in Louisville. The main message of the song is that even through feelings of hopelessness, you have to keep taking that gamble, and keep pushing your odds at enlightenment and happiness.
Mark Rascati was born in suburban Alexandria, Virginia in 1990 to sewing teacher and government employee Grace and Michael Rascati. When he was 11, he was inspired by a Beatles mockumentary to save up for an electric guitar. After a few years of tear-filled, unsuccessful attempts to pick up the instrument, he finally got over the hump 2003. After becoming more acquainted with the instrument, writing original guitar parts came naturally. Discovering how artists such as Kurt Cobain successfully were able to write catchy hooks while effectively expressing angst allowed for a solid framework for musical expression. His inspiration came from both alternative artists and folk lyricists, as his tastes grew over the years. Eventually he became more exclusively drawn to artists that tended towards lyrical honesty, and displaying the reality of the human condition in sharp and direct ways. Music's profound ability to turn the every day struggles of the human condition into beauty and spiritual understanding has always been at the crux of Mark's musical obsession and will continue to be for the foreseeable future.
Currently he works on instrumentals for his long-time friend and hip-hop artist, while still attempting to hone his own craft of songwriting.
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