Wednesday, 4 January 2017

My 2016 Achievements

Photo by Vortex ©2016

2016 proved to be a great year for me.  While connecting with new friends and followers on my social media, I have met some wonderful people who inspire me in my day to day life as well as my artistic work.  As I experiment creating music in out-of-the-box genres, I strive to perfect my synth programming and keyboard techniques, lyric-writing skills and continue with my analog field recordings of organic soundscapes which I treat in my studio and magically weave throughout my music.

In 2016, my biggest news was portraying myself in the feature length documentary "Montréal New Wave", a movie by Érik Cimon that shines the light on the numerous artists who fueled the explosive new wave music and art scene in Montreal in the late 1970s and mid-1980s.  Montréal New Wave was produced by Péripheria Films Inc. and is distributed by Les Films du 3 mars. 

https://vimeo.com/155566915
https://vimeo.com/155566917



With Piki on location after the shoot

Bandcamp and other Releases

"Continuum" - Full Album 
"Crawl" and "A Vision In The Mist' - Singles
"Codified" - Full Album 
5-song EP "I Drift (Away From You)" 
4-song EP of Vava and Zilon (w/Alan Lord) as featured in the movie "Montréal New Wave"

I also premiered my new series Electro-Yoga and Meditation Music with four 15 minute singles:
"Inner Sanctum" 
"Cosmic Zoom" 
"Electro-OM" 
"A Soul Flight"

Collabs

Eisenlager and Vava Vol on Himmelholzsteg 4-HRC 2016
My track "Nineveh" on Midnight Radio Compilation #57
My Track "Some Symphonie" on Midnight Radio Compilation #58

https://vavavol.bandcamp.com/
https://www.discogs.com/artist/3714359-Vava-Vol

Photo Shoots Then and Now

NYC Rooftop photo shoot in the late 1980s with photographer Tim Loftus
The Vortex Vault - Photos from the 1970s
Autumn photo shoot with Vortex
Winter photo shoot with Vortex

YouTube Releases

"Live By Your Wits"
"A Vision In The Mist" 
"Crawl"
"Inner Sanctum" 
"Cosmic Zoom"
"Electro-OM" 
"A Soul Flight" 
"I Believe"
"Shadow and Light" video by Glasklinge Zeitenlicht & Julia Ponyo
"Oktave" 
"Factory 2" by Vava Vol and Zilon Lazer
"The Essentials" You're Too Rude" b/w "Can't Afford"
"MetalArbeitenSchlinge 1984 Montreal Mix" by Vava Vol & Zilon Lazer
"Vava and Zilon (SOS) live @ Les Foufounes Electriques 1984" 
"The Anasazi"
"CBSO"
" I Drift - A 5-Song EP of select songs from "Celestial" and "Symbolic"

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc5tdEzaGT26K9zZbZAZF4g/videos

New Sites I'm on

Mixcloud in January 
Bandcamp in April

And much more to come in 2017.  Stay tuned!


Photo by Vortex © 2016



Sunday, 1 January 2017

My new single "Live By Your Wits" on You Tube


Please have a listen to my first new single of 2017 "Live By Your Wits" out now on YouTube.

A very Happy New Year to everyone and I wish you the very best for 2017.  May you have success and happiness throughout the coming year.  Thanks so much for your continued support and for taking the time to drop by Vavaland.  Stay tuned for more news on the ever-changing eclectic underground music and arts scene.  


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