Monday, July 27, 2015

Ian C. Bouras Begins Preproduction On His First Unique Live Looping DVD Absence

A New York musician named Ian C Bouras is making waves in the music scene. With a pioneering new twist, he starts this week by laying down the foundations of his new live looping DVD.
With an impressive background in music, Ian has become more than just a musician. Acting as a one man band, Ian has learnt to produce, perform and fine tune every aspect of a music performance- He can even perform this live.
With his latest project, Ian has been working more on his live looping. With interest and popularity rising in his looping talent, he has decided to create a DVD of his live looping performances.
So why are people so fascinated? Well, if you were to imagine the sound of a full band coming from one man and an electric guitar, you can get some idea as to why such interest has developed.
So how does it work? Ian has coupled his guitar up with a synth, which can replicate the sound of pianos, bass, guitar etc. Used alongside with a phase shifter, delay, and a looping pedal, he can create live loops which sound like there is a full band. By building different layers, he can create a bass and piano part separately and bring these in to the song when needed by the looppedal. In many cases 3-4 instrument sounds can be layered up live at once.
If listening to these live performances doesn’t impress you enough, you will be surprised to know that Ian actually suffers from a rare neurological condition called Ataxia. For anyone not familiar with this, it effects a persons coordination. Luckily for Ian, its not progressing fast but it still has an impact on his guitar playing. Ian feels he cant play the guitar like he would like to. This is why he started experimenting with live looping. Now, he’s a composer, musician and audio engineer all in one swoop.
“I am beginning preproduction on my first DVD of looping. It is called Absence, and will be, as far as I know, the first DVD of it’s kind”. — Ian C Bouras
Ian C Bouras has already proved himself as a studio musician. Being nominated for several awards and receiving many rave reviews, this next step is new territory for him. His fans and audience can enjoy a new side to his musical talents, when his new Absence DVD is released.
Educated with an audio engineering degree, Ian Charles Bouras is a guitarist and producer, who plays diverse musical styles from New York City. Recently he has been experimenting with live loop pedal performances.
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Friday, July 17, 2015

"unleashed whirlwind of musical insanity – in a somewhat controlled a class all by itself" --- Music Existence

"best described as ambient electronica with elements of pop-jazz and dubwise reggae and the inclusion of some Spanish and classical guitar...a haunting, eerie, dusky mood" - Alex Henderson

"Ian C. Bouras creates a cinematic, instrumental songs with embellishments of jazz, avant-garde, experimental, contemporary instrumental, and new age infusions that are almost indescribable. The tunes bring together classic guitar stylings with a reggae beat and electronic elements" - Matthew Fross

"highly original and fusionistic...Bouras is indeed a musical force to be reckoned with....Pieces of the Past delivers nothing but dark energy and comes straight from the speakers directly to your heart and soul." --- Jennifer Edwards (Indie Mutiny)

"catchy, well-crafted songs with exotic musical progressions that connect with the good in everyone...acoustic guitar, drums and bass and a million or so sonic tidbits...impeccable and lush sounding...7 spell bounding tracks...supernova of delight positive passion and sound exploding into your soul" --- David Plotts (Vents Magazine)

"my ears pricked up to the sonic style right much depth" --- Jamie Funge (BandBlurb)
"powerful and eclectic album tells the story of a gifted player/composer with beautiful melodies, a smooth playing Jazz style that is emotional and at times very refined sonic feel...lush ambient-jazzy almost Latin-esque type tones...punch, depth, variety and emotive impact compatible with reality" --- Martin Zazycki (RocknRoll View)

"exceptional ambient disc that’s a very entertaining and soothing to the mind, body and soul...but wait it’ goes even further than Ambient, also present traces of Chill, Dub, and Progressive Electronic based Jazz" --- Eric Hodel (Skope Magazine)

"powerful, and somewhat haunting & lamenting...highly refined musical edge that combines an undeniable ambient-electronic backbone that goes down smooth. It has flavorings of Caribbean and Reggae guitar without compromising the electronic stylings" --- Joshua Fishkin (All Whats Rock)

"Why the heck haven't I heard of Ian C. Bouras yet?...full of the same dark mystery that rummages through the streets of NY and is only broken with the coming of the dawn...simply powerful and full of intrigue, passion, and wisdom...all tracks are passionate, while some are even dark and foreboding that will ring true" --- Diane Haensel (Music Emissions)

"Chill, Dub, Electronica Epic-Ambient-Theatrical painted against a highly creative and original sonic layering. I can even hear traces of Ambient Jazz, New Age and Neo Classical woven within the fabric of these songs...extremely unique, highly original, melodic, brilliant, and fascinating...interesting, infectious, yet emotionally genuine....quite exhilarating" --- Cyrus Rhodes (Gashouse Radio)