Vonmodik

Vonmodik

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Electronic - General | Ventura, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 474   
Member Since: 2004
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London Visit ...

Hello all; Vonmodik (me, Chad) will be doing an extended visit in London. Working on some new tracks, see what the London scene does to my creative flow. I will be working on a visual art project part time while visiting London for the better part of 8 months. Hope to catch up with you!

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Groovy basslines and euphoric soundscapes pepper “Untitled”. Vonmodik, the alter ego of Chad J.W. Anderson, is an innovative electronic venture that centers around stellar vocal arrangements. He feels that vocals are and should be a separate instrument and he proves that theory with glossy vocals like on “I’m Not Here”, which really showcases perhaps his greatest talent. But if you misinterpret any of his spacey rock songs as pretentious you’d miss the point of his serene and emotional underpinnings all tied truly around some classical pieces emoting the wonderful soundscapes he can weave. - J-Sin
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REVIEW

Sea of Tranquility
Vonmodik is the alias name and alter ego of Chad J.W. Anderson. What you have here are 14 tracks of avant-garde, electronica, trance, ambient, and techno instrumentals, interspersed with some occasional vocal bits. It makes for a pretty intoxicating listen, at times the programmed synths and drums actually climb to such a pulsating crescendo that you can actually dance to the music. On some songs, Vonmodik creates an almost Tangerine Dream-like wave of ominous sound. There's even a little Latin electronic (!) style on the lovely "Fede Della Casa", a song featuring plenty of groove and repetitive rhythms. On "I'm Not Here", the one song that features vocals, thing slow down a bit and take on a more prog rock tone. All in all, this is a fun release, with plenty of juicy synths and danceable rhythms, a perfect CD to spice up your next party. http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=2581

DEBUT ALBUM RELEASED!

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May 10, 2005 Los Angeles, CA – Today sees the arrival of Vonmodik's eagerly awaited debut album, 'UNTITLED' on Bionnic Music – one of the most diverse electronica albums you're likely to hear. So far 6 of the tracks have made various Top Ten Charts at Broadjam.com including House Top Ten, Dance Top Ten and Breakbeat Top Ten (expect more!). Prior to release radio stations from Los Angeles to Boston have spun tracks and Vonmodik is beginning to receive invitations for on-air in-studio appearances! Vonmodik is also now featured on Music.Download.Com!

"Your vibe is great. ... you have a contemporary sound ala Erlend Oye, Radio 4, Cut Copy etc. Really nice tone and emotion ... great ideas and lots of great sounds." – TAXI.com review

Vonmodik's music includes a mix of traditional instrumentation with heavily layered, digitally generated programming to help produce an original and clearly-defined sound. Already an established and unique graphic artist, his approach to music emanates from a fresh perspective of sound experimentation. His modern influences include Orbital, Moby, BT, Junkie XL, Groove Armada, Deep Forest and Bent, while some of his classic pop favorties are Sting, Pink Floyd, Roxy Music, Duran Duran, The Psychedelic Furs and The Cure.

Visit vonmodik.com to stream MP3s from the album. Contact Bionnic Music at bionnic.com for press/media relations.

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May 6, 2005 Los Angeles, CA – WHRB 95.3 FM Boston broadcast "CANAL" from Vonmodik's soon-to-be released debut album "untitled". Many thanks to WHRB for giving independent artists some airplay! For sixty years, WHRB 95.3 FM has been Boston's first source for exciting, entertaining, and enlightening music broadcasts. Harvard Radio's daily broadcast of Classical music, Jazz, and underground Rock explores a great repertory of music left largely untouched by other commercial stations. Vonmodik's debut album will be in stores in early May, 2005. Visit vonmodik.com to hear MP3s today!

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April 29, 2005 Los Angeles, CA – WCSB 88.3fm the student-run radio station of Cleveland State University broadcast "FEDE DELLA CASA" Friday making them the second radio station to spin a track from Vonmodik's soon-to-be released debut album "untitled". Many thanks to WCSB for giving new artists some airplay! Vonmodik's debut album will be in stores in early May, 2005.

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April 24, 2005 Los Angeles, CA – Vonmodik has officially hit the air. KXLU 88.9fm Los Angeles broadcast "NOT THE MUSIC" Sunday making them the first radio station to break a track from Vonmodik's debut album "untitled". Many thanks to KXLU for giving new artists some airplay! Vonmodik's debut album will be in stores in early May, 2005.

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Los Angeles, CA - April 16, 2005 –
Bionnic Music and Eyeidea™ began production today on the music video for "The Amused Hermit" – a stranger than most track off Vonmodik's debut album set to release the end of this month! The video features various hermits from a local village and tells the story of how one slightly goofy hermit is outcast from the town. Check out vonmodik.com to preview the upcoming debut album!

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a few words from my favorite reviewer at TAXI ...

"Your vibe is great. ... you have a contemporary sound ala Erlend Oye, Radio 4, Cut Copy etc. Really nice tone and emotion ... great ideas and lots of great sounds." – TAXI.com review

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VONMODIK'S DEBUT ALBUM DUE FOR RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA - April 14, 2005
Vonmodik's first collection of work is officially at the manufactuer and should be shipping to retailers late April. Pre-orders are not being accepted however the final mastered tracks can be previewed at vonmodik.com. Contact: Bionnic Music at bionnic.com.

In other news today …

FAUX WRITINGS....

Vonmodik performed live on … I mean before the Queen of England in Covent Garden (mind the gap) to mark her 100th anniversary of something - despite Prince Charles’ objections. Vonmodik performed a crisp set of his hit, “I’m Not Here”. This included a 20-minute folk version when Vonmodik literally “was not there” … his publicist noted Vonmodik rarely performs in public (he was last seen performing in the men’s room at Dodger Stadium but that was some time ago and involved another career) and he never performs with or on his publicist. His act featured live puppets, barking dogs, howling wolves, small children, racing cars, clove cigarettes, drunken sailors and various thrill seekers.

Vonmodik's take on the event, “Uh … well … oKAY …” A man of clarity and purpose. Small time celebrity Bob Saget probably said it best, “He’s a fuckin poofter. Fuck him the fuckin poofter, fucking faggot.” Well, maybe Mr. Saget didn’t say it best after all. Grandpa Poe always said he never trusted that Bob Saget and he didn’t fool him for a minute (true story).

Okay, it was a tough night for Vonmodik … firstly, that isn’t really his name. The record company changed his name from Anderson to Vonmodik. They tried Andrews … well, never mind. His first name isn’t Von, it’s Chad. This made it very difficult because people kept calling his name, “Von”, and he didn’t know they were talking to him. In fact, he was heard to say, “Von’s Not Here” … and people said they thought the song was “I’m Not Here” … and Chad, uh Von, replied that he WAS, in fact, HERE and IS HERE and the song is about something else!!! … how stupid could these people be? Well, pretty soon I was outta There and now I’m Here writing this review. But, after all is said, “I’m Not Here” is Here To Stay and call him what you will, Vonmodik, Chad Von Anderson, Von Andrews, Julie Andrews, Eric von Rickhoffen, I don’t care … He Is Here, he has hair and you need to hear him if you haven’t already.

His next offering is entitled “Songs from the Shower” … Vonmodik promises to show his package being scrubbed by some of his friends. “This is a more intimate recording than ‘I’m Not Here’. People need to know me and know my body. I am the Life, the Way and the Truth …” Maybe a little too much information from Vonmodik.

… not my best but I had fun trying.

written by - TG

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VONMODIK CHARTS MORE TOP TEN SONGS AT BROADJAM.COM

Los Angeles, CA - March 15, 2005
'Nothing' by Vonmodik has entered the Top Ten Electronica chart and 'Canal' has made the Top Ten House chart at Broadjam.com. Vonmodik, a currently self-produced and independent artist will be releasing his first album April 2005.

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VONMODIK CHARTS ELECTRONICA TOP TEN SONG AT BROADJAM.COM

Los Angeles, CA - March 6, 2005
'Segue' by Vonmodik has entered the Top Ten Electronica chart at Broadjam.com. Vonmodik, a currently self-produced and independent artist will be releasing his first album April 2005.

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VONMODIK CHARTS BREAKBEAT TOP TEN SONG AT BROADJAM.COM

Los Angeles, CA - March 3, 2005
'The Amused Hermit' by Vonmodik has hit the Top Ten Breakbeat chart at Broadjam.com. Vonmodik, a currently self-produced and independent artist will be releasing his first album April 2005. visit broadjam.com.

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VONMODIK CHARTS DANCE TOP TEN SONG AT BROADJAM.COM

Los Angeles, CA - February 25, 2005
Vonmodik has hit the Top Ten Dance chart at Broadjam.com. 'Not the Music (edit)' is at #9 today! Vonmodik, a currently self-produced and independent artist will be releasing his first album within the next few months.

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VONMODIK CHARTS TWO TOP TEN SONGS AT BROADJAM.COM

Los Angeles, CA - January 4, 2005
Vonmodik has hit the music charts on two of Broadjam.com's Top Ten Lists. 'Take Me Higher (Vonmodik dub)' is at #6 on the Broadjam House Chart while 'Kampaign' is at #8 on the Electronica Top Ten Chart. Vonmodik, a currently self-produced and independent artist hopes to release his first EP very soon.
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:: Bio ::

hello. Welcome to Von•mod•ik. Some of my earlier bios seemed loaded with propaganda. At one point Vonmodik was described as a name for my alter ego. It's simply not true. There have been moments when I wanted to write nothing about my music. "Just listen to it!" I'd tell people. But you gotta tell people something. So here is what I think Vonmodik is...

Vonmodik is a psyche. A thought. A secret agent of the mind. A place you want to be, a feeling you've had. A dream. A scene from a movie. A moment with a new found love. It is what you want to be. What you dream of becoming. Vonmodik is brief. It is fleeting, like a dream that runs from you the moment you wake. For me, Vonmodik is many things... unexplained, random, emotional. It can be whatever you want it to be. It is always different for everyone and you have to be drawn to it. It is free of form and free of boundries.

I have tried to keep my music hemmed in but that simply won't due. Many sub-genres are explored but my music does not conform to a particular flavor. From what I've heard most people hear the Vonmodik style in all my music whether that be a dark electronica track or a deep soulful house mix. So that's cool.

who this is ...

Hello, I am Chad. I was born in a little beach town called Ventura (Ca). It was a nice town. My first music lesson was at Junior High school there, the drums! That got boring fast as you weren't aloud to do much (or be loud). So I moved on to trumpet. I remember my teacher said "you've got talent with that horn boy". I didn't learn to read music so again that was short lived. Mom got me my first keyboard at age 14. Since then there have been countless schools, teachers, instruments, lessons. Honestly they didn't do much on their own. But as a whole a learned that I am not content with one instrument, that's when composing/producing started. Fast forward some years. Today I am an artist of many sorts. I've had a lot of fun and success in my visual art career. I've designed for everyone from Usher to the President. In 2004 I pulled out some of the many tracks I had created over the years and found a renewed passion. That led to the idea that I should share it. My first offcial album was released in 2005 as Vonmodik: Untitled, on my own little baby label, Bionnic Music. Vonmodik is part of me. But I also think it is part of everyone. Who knows where we'll be in six months. V.

my influences... vangelis, depeche mode, duran duran, jan hammer, peter gabriel, sting & the police, pink floyd, brian ferry, roxy music, the psychedelic furs, the cure, talking heads, the cult, simple minds, art of noise, London Symphony Orchestra, Yes, OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark), Deep Forest, Crash Test Dummies, Tangerine Dream, Erasure, Lee Ritenour, Book Of Love, Level 42, Joe Satriani, Ian Gillan & Roger Glover, Hans Zimmer, The Fixx, Yello, Special EFX, Genesis, Mr. Mister, Wang Chung, Prince, Dire Straits, Thomas Dolby, The Clash, Mozart.

some say Vonmodik sounds like underworld, raven maize, orbital, bt, junkie xl, groove armada, deep forest, bent, blue states, the orb, robert miles, chicane, weekend players, chemical brothers, filter, jakatta, cut copy, radio 4, erlend oye, air, balligomingo, the ones, moby, paul van dyk, solar stone, conjure one, futureshock, Plummet, Baz, Zerosospiro, Zero 7, Way Out West, ueNN, Tiësto, The Sushi Club, StoneBridge & Therese, Sounds from the Ground & Taz, Seek, Scisssor Sisters, Rauschfaktor, Phats & Small, PFL, OceanLab

:: LEGAL NOTICE ::

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY VONMODIK / CHAD J.W. ANDERSON, ASCAP
MUSIC & LYRICS © & (P) COPYRIGHT 2004, 2005 VONMODIK / CHAD J.W. ANDERSON, BIONNIC MUSIC, EYEIDEA
RECORDING PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION (P)COPYRIGHT 2004, 2005 BIONNIC MUSIC / VONMODIK / CHAD J.W. ANDERSON and EYEIDEA™

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Unauthorized Performance, Use, Duplication prohibited.
(P) & © COPYRIGHT 2004, 2005 VONMODIK / CHAD J.W. ANDERSON, EYEIDEA™  |||||||||||||||||||  chad@eyeidea.com
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