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Music – Interview with James Radcliffe

James Radcliffe - DigitalArt Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe

James Radcliffe – Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo Photos ©James Radcliffe

My interview with Music Composer and independent Artist James Radcliffe.

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I am so happy and grateful that I was able to do this Interview!

Today I am very pleased to introduce you with James Radcliffe a wonderful multi talented Artist, a dear friend from the music world and part of our community.  James is an independent artist a music composer from the beautiful land of Scotland.

Thank you James for  your precious time doing this interview with me. I love to give the opportunity to get to know you and your art.

Let’s start with the questions:

For the reader that doesn’t know you and your music, can you please introduce who is James Radcliffe?

I am an independent artist based in Edinburgh Scotland. I make music, I write, I take photographs and perform live. In the last 4 years or so, I have built a grassroots social media following in excess of 100’000 people.  This is what allows me to make art as a living.

Highlands Scotland - Photo ©James Radcliffe

Highlands Scotland Castle – Photo ©James Radcliffe

Your music has a very distinctive sound and style, when listening it brings you in far away places, almost out of this world. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt inspire you while creating? And how do you categorize your genre?

First, thank you very much, I take this as a great compliment.  It is hard to nail down a creative process, as much of it is a mystery.  I will say though, that there are two main phases: the creative phase and the craft phase.  The work is usually born from a kind of state of mind which is outside of time, when I am fully absorbed.  The craft is where I take the pieces of rock and polish them into something beautiful.  I cycle back and forth between these two until the work is finished.

You just released your new beautiful and fantastic Album ” Murder The Impossible” can you tell us your feelings and meanings behind it?

Murder the Impossible was a collection of tracks that I worked on in a very specific way in the studio.  It took me over a year to get them right.  Each of the tracks was aimed at a specific feeling, for example, the first track ‘World Enough and Time’ was aimed at the feeling of ecstasy I get from truly great music. One of the reasons it took me so long, is because I played all the instruments, including the cello, and did all of the studio work.

Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.

Murder The Impossible is the 5th genre-defying release from James Radcliffe.


What is your creative Dream Project?

The thing that I am working on right now.  One of the great things about being independent is that you get to choose exactly what you want to work on.

What is happening at the moment? Are you working on any new ideas? Do you have in plan for any live gig?

A lot of stuff is happening right now.  I am generally always working, on new ideas and current work.  I think I am going to do something quite exciting and new for my next project, which I may release quite soon.  I am also playing with the idea of taking all my music off the internet.

Live performance will definitely be happening soon.  And I am looking into touring options as we speak.

This question is very personal and introspective, I love to ask this to artists. If you describe or picture your inner soul, how will you describe it? And what color it would be?

Like a roiling ocean.  And black.  Black as strong coffee.
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You can follow James at:

Website: http://www.jamesradcliffe.com
Music: http://www.jamesradcliffemusic.com
Twitter: @JamesRadcliffe
Instagram: @thejamesradcliffe

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Credits:
Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Photo Credits ©James Radcliffe

I hope that you enjoyed this interview and to get to know James better, or, to discover him today. Please support his art and wonderful music, visit his Blog he would love to ear from you. A special thanks and best wishes to James Radcliffe for all his projects!  As always I am happy to read your comments, let me know what you think about this interview!

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week! ❤

 

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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Depeche Mode – New coming Album!

Love Depeche Mode I am really looking forward to the new coming Album in March and for their Tour I hope to be lucky to attend one of the concerts! ❤

Enjoy the music!

-C

 

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Music – My Interview with Ewian Christensen

Ewian Christensen Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo

Ewian Christensen – Digital Portrait created by ©Carolina Russo

My interview with Musician, Composer, AudioVideo and independent Artist EWIAN CHRISTENSEN.

Today I am very happy to introduce you with my dear friend musician and composer EWIAN from Germany. Some of you that follow my Blog remember last year when I have Featured Ewian. I love his music and often I shared his  videos and the release of his latest Album “We Need Monsters”. I also used Ewian’s photos last year to create a first Digital Art Portrait part of my Art concept “When Nature Meet Humans ” Ewian was the portrait #6. A couple of months ago I asked Ewian if he would’ve have been open to do an interview with me. And he kindly accepted! I am thrilled about this and I am very happy to be able to let you know him better through  this interesting interview and if you don’t know him and his music, this is an opportunity for you to discover a very talented,  unique Artist that has a wonderful soul and a kind heart. His music is not so common and maybe not for everyone but if you like it… you love it! The sound he produce in his music is  a sort of unique amazing dreamy music combined with beautiful words in his lyrics that definitely show Ewian intrigued inner soul.
The color digital Portrait above is my latest creation dedicated to Ewian. I used some of the photos that he sent to me for this interview and I created this tri-dimensional metropolitan image that I guess in a way represent Ewian latest work.

Thank you so much Ewian for allow me to do this interview with you and give the opportunity to others to get to know your Art.

Let’s get started! Here there are my five questions:

1. For who doesn’t know can you please introduce who is EWIAN?

EWIAN was founded by me, Ewian Christensen in March 2013 by the release of my debut EP ‘We Will Never Grow Old’ The artist name is an acronym and means ‘Water of life’ in a metaphorical sense. Basically I am an independent artist, born in Latvia and grown up in Germany. Though I release my records (mostly) via Timezone records, my work is not under the influence of any record label, management, or other instances in order to guarantee the authenticity of my art to myself and all consumers. Beside my debut I published one single (‘Voices in your head’, 2013) and two albums (‘Good Old Underground’, 2014; ‘We Need Monsters’, 2015).

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Album: We Need Monsters’, 2015

I compose and produce all music and videos almost entirely by myself. From time to time, I collaborate with other musicians, so far with Fifi Rong (England, song: ‘When I Was Dead’), Alien Hand Syndrome (Austria, song: ‘Zampano’), Slack Armada (U.S.A., song: ‘Looper’), and at the moment: Plike (U.S.A.,’VAST’).

Plike - Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez

Plike – Photo Credit ©Daniel Lopez

2.  Your music has a very unique sound and style and is categorized as “Alternative, Post-Rock”. Can you describe your creative process and what prompt and inspire you while creating?

Thanks. I already mentioned in other interviews that I just can’t help doing music. The transformation of inner cognitions, ideas, aspirations, wishes, fears and so on into art serves the maintenance of my mental healthiness. Simultaneously, I have the feeling that I can wrap these inner concepts into a shell which could be tangible for (at least a part of) my recipients. And at that point this non-egoistic part of intellectual creation comes into play, whereby I can give something back. The creative process itself rarely precedes the way I expect. Sometimes I work very methodical, sometimes I just have some kinds of scintillation, maybe one can draw a comparison to the work of a crazy scientist.

3. What are you working on right now? Any new project?

Absolutely. You and my newsletter recipients already know that the third EWIAN album is highly likely to be released in spring 2017. As I mentioned above, I am working also on a collaboration with Mad Madam Em (known as Plike) for the song VAST.
And I can say, that’s not all! You can expect more for 2017: a special project, maybe my most costly so far. I guess 2017 will be MY year? This is a screenshot of the video I produce at the moment for the song VAST:

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Song VAST – Screenshot from the new video produced by  EWIAN

 

4. What is your creative Dream Project?

To be honest… to shoot a movie.

Ewian Christensen

Ewian Christensen

5. This question is personal and introspective, If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it? And what color would it be?

I guess I ́m a lone wolf of sorts. Furthermore peaceful, queer, and pathetic. My perception is mostly abstract, I firstly see the common features of all things and their interactions, not the differentiating ones. This helps me doing my art, but at the same time it is complicating my daily routine. I am fascinated by reoccurring patterns in nature like fractalistic structures. This mode of perception explains my spiritual vain. I always had a drive for explaining the unexplained and doing things that (apparently) no human else did before. I love to grapple with dystopias and utopias and to become lost in excessive thought experiments. If I’d be a painter, my art would be surrealistic. But I lose the thread, so: The color that would describe my soul the most is definitely a dark blue.

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Ewian New Album Release Coming Soon!

EWIAN Discography:
We Need Monsters (LP, Timezone Records, November, 2015)
Good Old Underground (LP, Timezone Records, October, 2014)
Voices In Your Head (Single, Rebeat Digital, October 2013)
We Will Never Grow Old (EP, Rebeat Digital, March 2013)


You can find Ewian at:

Blog:  ewianmusic.wordpress.com
Official:  http://www.ewian-music.com

Amazon: http://www.smarturl.it/Ewian_Amazon
iTunes: http://www.twitter.com/Ewianmusic
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ewianmusic
Spotify http://open.spotify.com/album/1uhg7AxghWwuJNbzMS3ijS

 

Credits:
Digital Art Portrait ©Carolina Russo
Photo Credits ©Ewian

I hope that you enjoyed my interview and to get to know Ewian please visit his YouTube Channel and hisBlog. Best wishes to Ewian for his new project, can’t wait to see what he is creating! I always love your comments, let me know what you think about this interview, I am sure Ewian would love to read them too!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thank You!

Thank You!

©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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New Release! Limited Edition Art Print – The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad - Original Watercolor-Ink ©Carolina Russo

The Twilight Sad – Original Watercolor-Ink ©Carolina Russo


NEW RELEASE!

From the beginning of October  I have been very busy creating and drawing daily, participating to the Worldwide InkTober event. But I also loved and found some time to create a watercolor Ink painting that is a collectible illustration, dedicated to The Twilight Sad amazing band from Scotland that I am a huge fan.  My drawing is inspired by some of their images used on album covers. I just came out with my own creative interpretation and wanted to dedicate it to The Twilight Sad and to all the fans that love them and enjoy their music. They all know what this painting is all about.

Today October 27, 2016  I am going to “Release and Debut” this Painting here on my Blog and also debuted exclusively on Fans of The Twilight Sad Facebook Group.

This Painting is a Limited Edition!

If you like it Pre-Order your Art Print soon!

There would be only #60 Art Prints for this first close number edition.
I accept Pre-Orders from today until Sunday November 6 at midnight Pacific Time USA.
After November 6 printing will begin and shipping.

For all the info and details check out the dedicated Shop Art Print Page

Thank you always for supporting my Art!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

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NOISE Day #2 – #INKTOBER2016

Day #2 NOISE - InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Day #2 NOISE – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Day 2: NOISE
Ylia love music, she can play every instrument that she will touch, but nothing will beat her loved electric guitar. The best sound and the best noise of the day is when she let go everything playing in a solo while her notes echoing in the air.

Her name is ©Ylia and she is the Character I created for this InkTober 2016

Day #2 NOISE - InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Day #2 NOISE – InkTober 2016 ©Carolina Russo

Today I loved to create Day 2 “Noise” I wanted to interpret the word noise in a way pleasant giving to my character a great guitar to play. Was great to see  Ylia turn alive in a different situation than yesterday it would be amazing in end to see all the 31 drawings.

Actually “Noise music is a category of music that is characterized by the expressive use of noise within a musical context. This type of music tends to challenge the distinction that is made in conventional musical practices between musical and non-musical sound“.

Visit my GALLERY  and follow ©Ylia Adventures!

I made a second Instagram account dedicated to my Art please follow me there! @carolinarussoart

Have a happy InkTober!

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©Copyright Carolina Russo – yesterdayafter.com

 

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Digital Art Portraits Music Collection – The Twilight Sad –

The Twilight Sad - Digital Portrait - MUSIC Collection - ©Carolina Russo - Photo Credits Mauro Melis

The Twilight Sad – Digital Portraits MUSIC Collection – ©Carolina Russo


Digital Art  Portraits MUSIC Collection

– THE TWILIGHT SAD –

Today I am sharing with you my project and artwork a new Digital Portrait!

This time I am starting a new Collection of Portraits dedicated to the world of  “MUSIC” and Artists. I loved to create this portrait very much,  because is inspired and dedicated to my favorite nowadays band from Scotland “The Twilight Sad” and to their great and unique music. This year The Twilight Sad had an amazing and successful North American Tour as the opening band chosen by the iconic “The Cure” for this full-fledged 2016 World Tour together. In October they will be back on stage with The Cure Touring around Europe for the final dates of the Tour.  I attended one of the fantastic concerts last May. I have seen them in Los Angeles at The Hollywood Bowl in one of the three sold out shows, it was an amazing and wonderful concert that I never wanted to miss. If you haven’t you can read my detailed Blog Post here.

Details about my Digital Portrait

For this portrait I loved to use the beautiful photos of International Live Music Photographer, “Mauro Melis”, his work is stunning! He had the opportunity to photograph many amazing bands during the years, creating beautiful memories throughout his photography. And I am honored that he let me use his photos for create my artwork this digital portrait. I used three images of The Twilight Sad performing during two dates of the North American Tour. These below are the original photos I used before my digital intervention and creation.

Singer James Graham - Medison Square Garden New York

Singer James Graham – Concert June 18, 2016 – Madison Square Garden, New York

Guitar - Andy MacFarlane

Guitar – Andy MacFarlane  – Concert May 17, 2016 – El Paso, Texas

Drummer - Mark Devine - Concert May 17, 2016 - El Paso Texas

Drummer – Mark Devine – Concert May 17, 2016 – El Paso, Texas

I love to create these ethereal digital Portraits. They  are  my evolving  idea and concept to combining images and telling a story in the form of Visual-Art. Each photo has a meaning behind it and tell the Portrait story. During my creative process I am very selective of which photo I use and I spend lots of time researching for the right ones, with the right tones of colors, right  lighting and more details to look at it. This portrait is create with three photos but in my experience during my artistic journey I have made images with 10 and more photos. The process of creating is complex and introspective there is a lots of work and lots of myself in each final image.   I am happy the way this portrait turned out and I plan to create more of them for the Music Collection. For now The Twilight Sad are my shining stars on this special portrait!

You can see and read more of my Digital Portraits visiting my other artistic Collection “When Nature Meets Humans”

I hope that you like my Digital Art and that you will share your impressions on this portrait!
A special thanks goes to The Twilight Sad with my best wishes for their European Tour dates and a great thank you to Mauro Melis for his stunning photography and his kindness to me.

For more information or questions about my Custom Digital Portraits contact me!


Sources:
Official Website: The Twilight Sad
Photo Credits: ©Mauro Melis Photography

Important Note: I respect the Copyrights and Rights of the photos that are not my own. Credits for the photos I use to create my Portraits that are not mine goes to their respective owners. The finished “Portrait” created as result of  a digital work of art, blending, layering and manipulating the photos used, it is my own creation and Digital Artwork and has my Copyright© Carolina Russo. The photos and the digital portrait are copyrighted images. Please do not use any of those images without explicit permissions. If you share online please give credits.

 

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Music – 35 Minutes Live with “The Twilight Sad”

 

Today post is dedicated to Music!
I am sharing a great video featuring one of my favorite and inspiring bands from nowadays “The Twilight Sad” performing live on KEXP Seattle last March 2015. This is a wonderful live full performance to watch if you don’t know this band or if you want to know more about their great music. I love these guys they are humble, passionate in what they are doing and amazing!

Their music is unique and intense, they deliver great sounds and dark nostalgic atmospheres. It is a magical combination with the beautiful voice of charismatic and intense singer James Graham front man of Scottish post-punk band.   At the moment The Twilight Sad are the “Special Guests” and opening band for the iconic “The Cure” on all the dates of their 2016 North American and European Tour. The Cure couldn’t make a better choice bringing The Twilight Sad out in the light for an exposure very well deserved. They are an outstanding band that is rising up in our contemporary music culture.  Last May I was fortunate to be able to attend  The Cure Concert in Los Angeles where The Twilight Sad opened with an awesome performance.  I was also lucky and happy to meet James Graham in person 😉 If you haven’t,  you can read my detailed post with photos and videos of my fantastic experience attending The Cure Concert at The Hollywood Bowl.
The North American Tour ended beautifully leaving amazing and unforgettable memories.

Right now  The Twilight Sad will have two appearances in UK one on the 27 of August at the “Electric Fields Festival” and one September 10 at “Bestival“!
The European Tour start in October first date in Helsinki -Finland, check out all the Tour Dates. If you like this music don’t miss them live. 😉

Website
thetwilightsad.com

Have a wonderful day and enjoy the music!

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A unique cover – Sweet Child O’ Mine by Luca Stricagnoli and his amazing guitars

This is a beautiful cover of Guns N Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” I like everything of it! I had to share it!

Great Music  and talent from Italy my native country! ❤

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Have a wonderful Day!

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Bloodflowers – Day 6 #WorldWatercolorMonth

Day #6 - Bloodflowers - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #6 – Bloodflowers – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

 
– Bloodflowers –
Day #6 World Watercolor Month

 

This is Day#6 of the World Watercolor Month  today is another call from nature I was inspired to paint this imagery flower and I enjoyed the creation while painting I was listening the album  “Bloodflowers” from The Cure one of my favorite bands. The beautiful music inspired my painting and the title! I painted without any photo reference so it was all in my mind I don’t even know if this flower really exist in nature but I know there are some similar ones!

Day #6 - Bloodflowers - Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo

Day #6 – Bloodflowers – Original Watercolor ©Carolina Russo


Details about my watercolor:

watercolor outlined with black ink pen. I used  French Artists Watercolors  Sennelier  l’Aguarelle 12 demi-godets half-pans travel metal box  and Pigma Micron Black ink #005 . Painted over a mixed media Sketchbook!

Visit my World Watercolor Month  Gallery

On this page there is my Gallery starting on July  1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!


SALE:
 All my 31 watercolors paintings for this unique first year World Watercolor Month Collection are for sale in Limited Edition of only 1/31 numbered and hand signed Prints.  In this first edition would be only 31 Prints size 8 x 10″ of each painting.
Prints are made on order for the special price of $35 + shipping, payment accepted via PayPal  contact me to order purchases can be made here on the Blog.
to help children !
15% Proceeds will be donated to The Dreaming Zebra Foundation to help children ! ❤ 

 

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Digital Portrait – James Graham

James Graham singer of The Twilight Sad - Birthday Portrait - Photography ©Mauro Melis  - Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo

James Graham singer of The Twilight Sad – Birthday Portrait – Photography ©Mauro Melis – Digital Portrait ©Carolina Russo

Digital Portraits Music Collection

– James Graham –

Today I am sharing with you my New Digital Portrait!

James Graham is the singer of my favorite Scotland band The Twilight Sad their great and unique music and the beautiful photos of international Music Photographer Mauro Melis , inspired me on creating this new Digital Portrait in honor and to celebrate today James Birthday!

The Twilight Sad just ended two days ago in Miami  their amazing and successful North American Tour as guest band opening for The Cure! I attended their amazing and unforgettable  concert last May in Los Angeles and I was lucky to met James, if you haven’t you can read my Blog Post here.

This is a black and white with a hue of blue portrait in connection and symbiosis, reflecting  James unique style and stage presence as mirror and shining light of The Twilight Sad  music.

For this special portrait with the courtesy and kindness of Mauro Melis I was able to use some of his stunning photos from this Tour.


Sources:
Photo Credits ©Mauro Melis Photography

Happy Birthday James!

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