Grammy Award-winning Carriage House Studios has delivered six remastered songs that you can hear in their entirety at this landing page.
Typically featuring a one-man band, EP (Deluxe Version) by The Tektonics was always destined to rise or fall based on the creative stimulus of Adam De Lucia. As the multi-instrumentalist and cunning programmer adds layer upon layer to this album, it simply soars.
“The Far Groove” sounds like its name, as De Lucia opens the track playing a pair of guitars—one engaged in a skittering, vaguely Eastern improvisation, the other in a grease-popping secondary signature. A poised, unflappable rhythm allows the song to smoothly switch gears, sounding at times like a jittery bebop side, at others like the plain talk of the blues. De Lucia makes every note count, breaking down during the song’s midpoint to indulge in a guttural groove, then taking a sharp left turn into an almost mathematical series of runs on the electric. When the song returns for a final run at its brilliantly enveloping opening statement, De Lucia somehow plays with an even fiercer determination. The song is a stunning personal achievement. Read More »
Whoa, so much good news to share that it’s hard to decide what piece of news to share first! Since voting is underway for the Independent Music Awards and I have submitted this Website for consideration, I want to lead off by pointing to the new photo gallery. A collection of galleries can be found at the Photos page. Clicking on a thumbnail in any gallery will launch the classic—and customized—lightbox plug-in that I have branded to integrate its style with the overall Website aesthetic. There is a ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’ style navigation below each gallery to ease your browsing experience.
In other important news, EP is live in iTunes, and there are links to the album at the Discography page. Return visitors may remember that EP had been distributed through Tunecore. However, my entire catalogue as Adam De Lucia’s Tektonics, as well as future independent releases, will be released through CD Baby for a richer experience and more trustworthy relationship all-around. You can view the EP iTunes page here. The album also was made available for you to buy at a $0.95 discount at CD Baby here. Today CD Baby received my physical CD stock, which should be retail ready by Friday, Jan. 13.
Lastly, I am looking into an account with Link Share, an Apple iTunes affiliate, for links that will launch iTunes to the album page that you want to view. This type of linkage is called ‘deep linking’. I would like to support this feature for serious fans of mine to make your shopping experience less of a hassle when purchasing my songs and albums. If possible this feature will be added later in January.
Since Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 my Deluxe EP has been available on limited release in local stores and on CD Baby. The album features seven original compositions of mine, with lyrics and vocals by Katy Hylton, and the sought-after talents of multi-instrumentalist Michael Ghegan (Justin Timberlake, Keiko Matsui, The Allman Brothers Band) and multiple-Juno winner—and ex-Canadian—Chris Tarry. Today, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 the album went live in iTunes, internationally, Amazon MP3, and every other online store that I selected. This marks the full-release of EP (Deluxe Version).
A comprehensive list of stores where EP (Deluxe Version) can be found:
- Amazon MP3
- iHeart Radio
- Google Music Store
- And mobile phone carriers Verizon and Nokia
It is also available from our CD Baby Store on this Website, as I have said in previous posts. If you feel most comfortable purchasing it from the CD Baby Website, here is a link for that: View on CD Baby.
Happy New Year! Best wishes for health and prosperity in 2012, and I look forward to sharing more good news with you!
Good news! On Monday, Jan. 2, the Press Department at Adam De Lucia’s Tektonics forwarded to me an email from Yergh Entertainment, a London, UK-based music licensing and management company. A representative from Yergh Entertainment had reached out to say they had heard our music on CD Baby and loved it! Yergh Entertainment has placed more than 50 artists in film and television licensing deals with companies like MTV, Jack Daniels and other famous brands and said they would love to pitch Adam De Lucia’s Tektonics to their clients for the placement of our music in film and television. We gladly accepted their offer. What a great way to kickoff 2012! That CD Baby distribution is starting to pay off.
In other news, EP will be available in iTunes and other markets very soon through our ‘Distributor of Choice’ for all our independently released music: CD Baby. For now, you can find it in our Store. Unfortunately, the availability of EP will be limited for the next several weeks. The iTunes staff took an unexpected holiday vacation, and we needed them to process a takedown request of EP through Tunecore before we redistributed it through CD Baby to avoid a conflict with stores. Although the timing didn’t work out, the album has now been taken down and redistributed. We are waiting to give our final approval for its release until CD Baby changes the album page URL to something more descriptive that can fit on a business card. Once EP is released in iTunes a link will be posted here. However, you can find it in our Store now, or on CD Baby by searching our band name. We extend our apologies if this has inconvenienced you!
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So, now that your browser is refreshed there are some visible changes to the Official Band Website. You probably have noticed the Holiday Gift, right? It’s the big red button. If you click it your browser will begin to download a free DEMO of “Store On The Corner,” which will appear on my LP. It’s my holiday gift to you! Please do download it. Users who are browsing in Internet Explorer 9 or any other major browser—with the exception of old versions of IE—will hear a little “sticky” sound when you tear off the corner of the holiday download sticker by rolling your mouse over it. It’s one of two new enhanced features on the site. If you’re using IE 6, 7 or 8 don’t worry, you can still download the song.
You can watch a new promotional music video for EP Deluxe Version here. The Deluxe EP will be released in iTunes and other digital download markets on Jan. 6 in the New Year. It is already available to purchase in digital and Pro CD-R formats from CD Baby here. So go get it! Read More »