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In a broad view, the music of Seven Saturdays is all about Los Angeles — the emotional and geographical sprawl, the grandeur and the grit, the language the city speaks if you hold still long enough to listen. Native Angeleno and composer Jonathan Haskell embraces it all on "Seven Saturdays" (out next week), a collection of broadly cinematic electronic rock that represents a big step forward from his early excursions in ambient instrumental music. (See 20112s "The Snowflakes That Hit Us Became Our Stars" for more headphones-worthy tripping.) To realize his new vision, Haskell brought in a staggering more here
Jonathan Haskell's gripping instrumental compositions as Seven Saturdays are the stuff of epic movie soundtracks, or of hours lost in ambient bliss imagining them. Since releasing his "Love in the Time of Anticipated Defeat" album and "Secret Things" EP, both in March 2011, Haskell has done a bunch of remixes while setting off in a new direction for his own music: incorporating vocals into his songs. For Seven Saturdays' forthcoming full-length, Haskell invited a host of collaborators who lend their voices — Rain Phoenix (Papercranes), Rachel Stolte (Great Northern), Alex Lilly (Obi Best), Vanessa Fernandez (Octover), more here
Seven Saturdays and Western Lows — two L.A. artists with enticing album releases on the horizon — highlight an eclectic lineup for Buzz Bands LA's monthly showcase of new music on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Satellite. The show is free. Seven Saturdays, the nom de tune of songwriter Jonathan Haskell, has a impressive catalog of instrumental music and remixes, including the "Love in the Time of Anticipated Defeat" album and "Secret Things" EP , both released in March of 2011. The forthcoming album, however, incorporates vocals into Haskell's keenly cinematic music for the first time. more here
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