Emancipator Ensemble returns to the New Mountain Amphitheater on Friday, June 23, showcasing their refreshing live electronic experience under the Asheville sky.
- Tickets go on sale Friday, 4/21.
- Outdoor show • Rain or Shine
- All Ages • No Strollers
• More about Emancipator Ensemble •
A sleeping giant of the electronic music world, Douglas Appling -- more commonly known as Emancipator -- has quietly established himself as a mainstay in the electronic music scene since the release of his debut album, Soon It Will Be Cold Enough in 2006. Classically-trained as a violinist from an early age, Appling's organic approach to electronic music production draws inspiration from a wide range of international cultures and musical genres, culminating in a refreshingly authentic brand of electronic music that has infiltrated global consciousness. 2015 was a busy year having released Live In Athens in June, and Dusk to Dawn Remixes -- a remix album featuring massively-popular contributions from the likes of ODESZA, Little People, Eliot Lipp, and more -- in July, 2015 and now his first full length album in three years, Seven Seas. Seven Seas is the product of over two years of work, collaborations, experiences, and live performances all culminating in a cohesive collection of songs that solidifies that Emancipator is only getting better with age.
• More about EarthCry •
EarthCry is Anthony Thogmartin of Papadosio’s solo musical project, serving as an outlet for his more eclectic and electronic musical ideas. It is also a launchpad for experimental genre mashing, modular synthesizer wiggling, frequency blending, and odd instrument combinations. Staying true to live roots, an EarthCry show can consist of any combination of live instruments, mixing, slicing, looping, and cutting over arrangements that come out differently every time. All the while, electronic controls are always facing the crowd to encourage a deeper experience of interaction.
His latest album Sun Path “is a delightfully exploratory venture, with each tune containing completely original sounds and a different vibe between each one.” – The Untz
“…emerges as an album meant for this moment. A soundtrack for the collective consciousness of today’s higher-level thinkers, intent on assimilating all of the old to push forth the new.” – Lost in Sound
Other notable musical outputs have been his debut album “Hear the Earth, Heal Yourself, Heal the Earth, Hear Yourself“, a voyage into 6 solfeggio tones. He has also released 2 “Mothers Mashups” which are combinations of 2 songs that mysteriously fit together in fun ways. As a beneficial operation, EarthCry also donates 50% of all earnings to different ecological and beneficial initiatives around the world.