London, UK (PRWEB) March 9, 2009
Ranger3 are an Anglo-Irish duo formed in 2008 in Camberwell, London. Named after the technology laden US Rocket whose mission was to land on the moon, but which actually missed the moon by 36,000 km and spiraled off into space, losing contact with the earth.
The English half, Jim Perkins, is a composer, arranger and producer who blends acoustic and electronic instruments and sounds. The Irish element, Ronan Burke, has a fondness for electronica, krautrock and folk songs about romance and death.
Old Simplicity presents an eclectic and intricate blend of electronics and folk instruments. From the mesmerising, and eerie piano and vocals of Satellite to the interwoven vocal counterpoint and glitchy beats of Pendulum. Old Simplicity doffs its hat to traditional folk elements then chops them up and sews them back together to produce a beautiful cinematic Frankenstein.
'This album is an astonishing feat of musical ability and studio skill. Ranger3 manage to give folk an excitingly modern twist, without losing the warmth at its heart' -- Andy Malt, CMUMusicNetwork
'A great album needs to feel complete as well as experimental, and Old Simplicity manages this balance brilliantly...... a thoroughly enjoyable album that succeeds through being different' -- Tom Slater, Spiked-online.com
'Sense of Direction is a gem reminiscent of Schneider tm in slow mo' -- Cian Ó Cíobhán, RTE radio Ireland, It's recently been released on the "An Taobh Tuathail vol 2" compilation alongside artists such as Murcof, Mice parade and Colleen.
'If We Were Ready' and 'A Step Too Far' all sound immaculate' -- Edwin McFee, Hot Press
'Technically complex and extremely musical' -- Mark Norton, PRS
In support of the release of Old Simplicity, Ranger3 have released a remix single of Old Simplicity by re-mix artist Claimed whose credentials include, Steve Reich, Clint Mansell and more recently Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PROMO REQUESTS OR TO SET UP AN INTERVIEW,
PLEASE CONTACT: ranger3 (at) bigoandtwigetti (dot) co (dot) uk
'Old Simplicity' is available from: Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Old-simplicity-Ranger3/dp/B001JWCFK6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1236433228&sr=8-4)
Format: CD and digital download
Label: bigo & twigetti
Cat. No.: BTCDR301
Barcode (UPC): CD 5050693219420
Label Code: 18952
Distribution: Believe Digital/bigo & twigetti
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