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Overwhelming gentleness: ‘Rock the Boat’ by ANA ROXANA

‘Rock the Boat’ by ANA ROXANA She is a Romanian singer, songwriter, and producer who resides in the Netherlands . She has been our guest on several occasions and never fails to surprise us. ‘Rock the Boat’ is her latest single , and the artist behind it, as some may already know, is ANA ROXANA.  This cheerful summer song revolves around the feeling of having found true love. It’s not about fireworks, as she says, but about a sense of peace and deep joy. Musically, she once again impresses us with her vocals.  Her harmonies exude a gentle charm and melodic quality that make her instantly recognizable.  From song to song, born within her trusted musical world, she offers us something new that still sounds so familiar that it makes you feel at home or evokes a sense of arrival. Whenever an ANA ROXANA song plays, it’s as if someone opens the door and invites you in, and the same goes for ‘Rock the Boat’, you’re musically embraced. Overwhelming gentleness, produced by ANA ROXANA and opti
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The Artist: GmBt Life - "Five hundred slaves"


GmBt Life 

Aleksi Mäkelä + Timo Zwandun + Nabim Fieev

With hearts close to Finland and Afghanistan, GmBt Life is a french based three man band.Aleksi Timo and Nabim are long time mates however live in different regions. They routinely meet to play music. They like to begin with bare melodies and then improvise with different intruments and PCs. That’s the way they make songs or bits of music that they attempt to record rapidly.Aleksi and Nabim are multi instrumentalists while Timo likes to mess around with all sort of melodic things even if he doesn’t kwow how to do it.

Some state that their Music is a blend of the Western way of expression and the Eastern way of thought.They have built up their own unique play style, influenced by the sixties rock’n roll groups as well as the nineties folk music scene.The three pals do all you can hear or see: they compose, play the music, record it, mix it, they take the pictures, they make the videos as well as their website. GmBt Life will release a first album in 2021. They intend to play it live.

Five hundred slaves

Eine Soundcollage eingebettet im leicht marschierendem Rhythmus, immer zu rechten Zeit der Einsatz eines perfekten Klangs man könnte fast meinen, abgestimmt mit der Geschichte die erzählt wird, eine Geschichte welche vom "Energy Slave" inspiriert ist. Klingt etwas kompliziert, ist es aber überhaupt nicht, eher könnte man es außergewöhnlich nennen. Der Song zeigt sehr gute Strukturen und lässt mit seinen Harmonien aufhorchen. Es ist ein perfekter Mix aus Progressive und Alternative mit einem Touch Folk im Stile eines Soundtracks und auf alle Fälle hörenswert.

The Interview

Who inspired you to make music?

Eric Satie. Lou Reed. Eels.

What or who inspired you to "Five Hundred Slaves"?

For music we don't have a clue ! Is it something in the air? In the water ?.. Something we saw, we breathed, we heard, we touched? ... Probably a combination. The lyrics are inspired by the concept of “energy slave”. (In short: the abundance of cheap energy has turned the most pitiful inhabitant of an industrialized country into a tycoon, living vastly above what the standards were a century or two ago. Simple but precise energy calculations show that by using this cheap energy, it's as if each person in OECD countries uses on average the equivalent of 500 'servants').

What is your creative process like?

We like to start from a melody, a few chords or even a riff. We play and search around this first idea and we try to build an atmosphere. We quickly record bits and pieces to let the sound driving us. We usually start to add the lyrics when we feel the music climat is here.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?

The Notwist, Jim Jarmush, Billie Eilish.

What is the most useful talent you have?

Curiosity. And the joy of playing music together.

If you could change anything in the past, what would it be?

Man should have remained a nomad, and maybe even an animal among the others.

How do you feel the Internet (especially Social Media platforms) has impacted the music business?

We don't know much about all that. We tend to concentrate on making music and we try to share it as much as we can. Anyway, the music business looks like a moving ground where everything is changing quite fast.

GmBt Life is...?

Get money Buy things Life.

What’s next for you?

Our first album should be released fall 2021, but we might decide to delay a little bit because of the pandemic. We hope to play it on stage. And we have loads of new songs, so we will record them.

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