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John Pedersen | Origins (The Demos)

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Origins (The Demos)

by John Pedersen

Throwing caution to the wind, this artist has released a collection of old demos that will knock your socks off. The songs exhibit raw energy and unbridled passion in upbeat rock and electronic dance styles not typically heard on his albums.
Genre: Electronic: Dance
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  Song Share Time Download
1. First Rite of Passage
4:00 $0.99
2. Far Away (Revisited)
4:46 $0.99
3. The Owl
4:19 $0.99
4. Nature's Gift to Us
2:12 $0.99
5. Transition (Slow Jam)
2:03 $0.99
6. Enchanted Skyway
3:00 $0.99
7. Badlands
5:04 $0.99
8. Transition (Dance Mix)
4:14 $0.99
9. Far Away
2:35 $0.99
10. Enchanted Reggae
3:14 $0.99
11. Skyway (Every Day)
4:02 $0.99
12. On the Ice
3:49 $0.99
13. Technophobia (Remix)
2:27 $0.99
14. Wish (Remix)
5:01 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Released on October 25th, 2017, "Origins - The Demos", features a collection of 14 instrumentals that are a bit uncharacteristic of John Pedersen's usual New Age and Smooth Jazz styles. This album pushes the envelope and throws caution to the wind with some very upbeat and lively electronic dance music, ethnic fusion, acid jazz grooves and fascinating samples. The tunes from Origins are actually old demos of many songs found on John's earlier albums. Since much of this material was toned down for inclusion on the "official" albums, the demos in their original form are much more vigorous and upbeat than the "official" album versions. The song titles, in most cases, have been altered to avoid confusion from the former performing rights organization that represented these tunes after they appeared on the album in their more "mellow" and polished form.

A variety of classic synthesizers were used on these tunes like the Roland Juno-106, Yamaha DX-21, Korg X3, Ensoniq SQ1 and the Roland W-30 music workstation/sampler. The tracks were recorded onto a Tascam 4-Track tape machine. These were converted into digital files for inclusion this project.

"Origins - The Demos" is getting streamed and downloaded on sites like, Pandora and Spotify. It's available here at CDBaby as well as other fine stores such as, iTunes and Amazon.com.



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