Anthem For The Unknowing is the upcoming contemporary electronic work by Dee Crell and will be released between May - June, 2018. A collage of sound and instrumentation within neo-classical, electronics and minimalism.
Behind The Things That Be is a collection of classical compositions within neo-classical and minimalism. Written for strings, it is the first string collection to be released by Holm Records.
Signals Live is the new live electronic jazz recording by Dee C’rell. The project is a blend of contemporary, electronic and improvisational music. Released as a live project, Signals Live wil be the first of the new collection of live recordings.
The Seafarers Tale is one of Dee’s most intimate releases on piano and will be released in June this year.
1. Our Childs Candle
2. This Place Called There
Nachtmusik is a collection of nine solo minimal prepared piano compositions. The compositions capture neo-minimal, contemporary classical and avant-garde loop approaches that are entwined within minimalistic soundtrack concepts.
The repetitive motifs and chord placements subtly explore Western art music and the relationship between Gamelan composition and performance methods, which have been at the forefront of Dee C’rell’s music education for many years.
Cello und Klavier Editionen is the second installment of the Editionen series. Combining alternative arrangements and original compositions, Cello und Klavier Editionen embraces sophisticated arrangements, which subsequently entwine contemporary electronic music making, whilst musically revisiting the original Klavier Editionen album.
Cello und Klavier Editionen is a concept created by the idiosyncratic music making method that Dee C’rell is acknowledged for within contemporary music. The album allows the listener to embrace a detailed insight into a music making approach that has established him as one of the most significant composers within contempoary electronic music.
Klavier Editionen is the significant new album by Dee C’rell, which explores the elements between electronic music and contemporary jazz piano. Known throughout the world as one of the leading exponents of such music making practices, it has been sometime since Dee returned to his musical roots.
In conjunction with the prestigious piano making company Bechstein from Germany, Dee has composed a collection of compositions that entwine within each other, fusing a concept as much as an album. The minimal understated piano playing is infused with rhythmic looping that is influenced from his years of studying and performing Gamelan music, and his evocative use of electronic music making practices, coincides to establish a musical characteristic that is very much associated to Dee C’rell and his visualization of contemporary electronic music.
Singularity is an album by Dee C'rell which is exclusive to Bandcamp. It is a collection of music that explores jazz, minimal house, electronica and contemporary music. You can check out the album here. If you do not use Bandcamp and would like to purchase this album in FLAC, MP3, please get in contact.
The Absent Filmmaker is a collection of compositions that abstain from what can sometimes be described as the focused aspects of harmonic content in music, concentrating instead on the sparse, somewhat elusive and reflective structure of composition through the perception of spatial awareness, abstract contemporary composition and avant-garde music.
The music ideology is developed from a period that is most reflective in the process of travel and observation. What we see, hear and sense around us, is indeed, as Dee describes, our life’s film. The Absent Filmmaker delves into the emotional relationship of minimalism that has a large influence on Dee C’rell’s piano compositions.
Sammlung, is an album that combines a collection of compositions by Dee C’rell. Embracing electronica, jazz, lounge and contemporary music, Sammlung is a diverse contempoary electronic album.
Electronische Kompositionen is an album of alternative compostions within contempoary jazz and electronica. From spoken word to abstract live piano performance and keyboards, fused with electronics and rhythms, Elektronische Kompositionen delves into the diverse range of music making practices that signify Dee C'rell.
Farewell Northern Bird is a contemporary solo piano album which embraces both minimal neo classical and contempoary jazz. Recorded, the album signifies Dee C’rell’s approach to music making practices where the piano is the central theme.
Sounds From My Ghetto Mind, is an E.P. that incorporates, minimal neo jazz, electronica, poetry, and contemporary music. The compositions are entwined with improvisation that embraces minimilism, whilst expertly combmining electroacoustic treatments throughout the E.P.
The Birth of Contempoary Electro Acoustic Jazz is recognised as one of the most diverse double A-side’s within electronic jazz. The soundscapes and musical structures of these compositions encourage the listener to re-focus and perhaps more importantly question, just what it is that we sonically examine? These musical works further embrace what Dee considers as a combination of both “technological sound compositions and improvisation” and here he suggests new ideologies within electronic jazz and its subsequent performance techniques. Supported by an overwhelming amount of DJ’s worldwide, these two compositions have gained recognition within contemporary art music.
Dee C’rell returns with the double A-side recordings entitled, Tales from Love. A subtle mixture of poetry, electronica, and jazz related music. Both compositions are a beautiful contrasting tale of the emotions and complexity of love. The Ballad of Love and Transmission Music are further examples why Dee C’rell has become recognised by his peers as an established creative force within contemporary electronic music making.
Elements in Blue is the new creative work by the versatile musician Dee C’rell. Combining contemporary electro-acoustic jazz, electronic music and the subtleties of spoken word. Elements in Blue is an intimate view of modern electronic jazz music and its relationship with electronic dance genres.
Dee C’rell takes the listener on a journey through the musical world of contemporary electro-acoustic jazz and dance music. Combining the elements of electronic sound manipulation, acoustic piano, and jazz, Kommunikation is an explorative but yet somewhat refined music within contempoary electronica.
Turning is a four track E.P. which is composed for piano and upright bass. Composed and performed in one take, each composition is an understated contempoary classical european jazz form which embraces periods of 16th century European art music and contempoary jazz.
Nomadicology brings together Dee C’rell and Austrian jazz musicians, Franz Hautzinger and Helmut Neugebauer. The overall concept delves deep into the nomadic concept of pre - European music and contempoary electronic jazz, also known as contempoary electroacoustic jazz music.
Tokyo kid is a minimal drum and bass composition which combines electronics, jazz piano and trumpet, which accumulates with dark undertones of organic analog synthesizers
Kompilation 1 delves into the electronic-jazz music like very few others. Effortlessly combining a multitude of influences that steadily transcend through a selection of compositions, and with the inclusion of a live DJ mix from the musician himself, Kompilation 1 is a remarkable insight into contemporary electro-acoustic jazz music.
The Paris Session - Live is taken from the successful live performances by Dee C’rell. The double a - side is a mixture of minimal techno, jazz, and electroacoustic treatments. Dee C’rell has become increasingly established worldwide within electronic jazz related music, and The Paris Session – Live is a unique view into the world of his current live performances.
Dee C’rell returns again to the more ambient area of his music making to bring you, Leivatho.Tranquillity in minimalism combined with the smooth undertones of electronica, Leivatho is for those who embrace the aesthetics around us whilst enjoying the subtle embracement of music.
Farbenmusik is two compositions that include analog synthesizers and minimal piano. Both compositions are influenced by minimal contempoary electronica.
Electric Lounge Sessions is a compilation album selected by Dee C’rell. The album contains a combination of electronica, jazz, and minimal contempoary music. It has been well recieved worldwide and is a unique addition to the catalouge of Holm Records with the included extended mix of the album.
Drei is a three track electronic nu-jazz release. Combining spoken word, electronic sound manipulation and jazz music, Drei has been supported extensively within contempoary electronic jazz related music.
Images is three compositions that expertly combine alternative music making elements within jazz related practices, and are further examples why Dee C’rell is regarded in such high esteem within contemporary-electronica, and jazz related music worldwide.
Places is a mixture of contemporary electro-acoustic jazz and spoken word, that combines abstract and contemporary sound treatments whilst entwining electronic rhythmic elements.
Modal Times was the first album that Dee C’rell released on Holm Records and it is still respected for its forward thinking within electronic jazz related music. It was subsequently re-released in 2012 and it has had individual tracks appear on radio charts and playlists worldwide in numerous areas of electronic jazz related music.
Particles is two compositions that introduce a variety of influences sublimely fused together. Combining a soundscapes and multi-layered textures, both recordings embrace contemporary music making practices with detailed progressive ideals.
Confession is a double a - side which embraces electronica and vocals. Focused more towards electronica, there are undertones of jazz and minimal contempoary electronica which lay the foundation for the subtle vocals which complete the compositions.
Hymn from Journeyman embraces the modern dance genre whilst introducing a composition that is more evident within contempoary acoustic jazz with the inclusion of piano and upright bass. As it plays with all three concepts an improvisation appears that subsequently develops new sonic structures and melodic innovations within the composition.
Based on the concept of Dee C’rell’s journey in minimalism as an improviser, Dee explores each movement, subsequently discovering subtle new contours and textures within each improvisation. Dee has no interest in the virtuoso skills of past performances and is now currently intent in exploring the shape of the pianos acoustic sound environment and its affect on us as listeners. We are embraced slowly upon a journey that enables the audience to think and feel the space that is around us within this piano album.
Editing Confession is an instrumental version of the original vocal versions of Confessions. Now more minimal, sparse and confined, Editing Confession is a alluring downtempo electronica composition.
A kaleidoscope of sound manipulation and vocals entwined with the trademark elements that define Dee C’rell’s understated music making, Chromatisch takes jazz and down-tempo lounge into new territory, gently implementing the audacious music making of contemporary electro-acoustic jazz.
Transition is en E.P. that combines electronica and minimal house music. With spoken word, minimal piano and electronics, all compostions featured have a varied and unique quality that embraces modern electronica.
Licht is an E.P. where the piano is central within the electronic compositions and is electroncally treated as the compositions progress. As a live studio compositsion, all of the sonic treatements that are improvised live created further improvisations for which the piano could then be performed within.
Arstic improvsation within minimal electronic jazz related music appears extensively within Fault Machine. Ironically named after the use of computers in much of todays music, Dee performed much of the compositions in real time within the studio.
Anfang is an electronic jazz related concept which combines electronics and minimal dance music. Introducing subtle progressive collages within the compositions allows the minimal progressive elements to take a form of their own and subsequently creates the improvisations that appear througout Anfang.
Good Morning Mr. Petit is a neo - classical jazz composition dedicated to Philipe Petit, and his extradoinary talents. Strucutured around acoustic jazz and electronics, the composition flows into a contious collage of improvisation.
You can find on the iconic chill-out album The Morning After 2 a track entitled, Leivatho. This composition was created whilst in Greece, in an area of Kefalonia called Leivatho.
You can find the chillout classic, The Ballad of Love on the Jockey Club CD. The Jockey Club is a bar world renowned that is based in Ibiza, Spain.
You can find two compostision on the Le Café Abstrait CD. There is the contempoary electronic track entitled Berlin and to finish the CD, there is the solo piano piece, Place, which is from the piano solo album, The Absent Filmmaker.
You can find on the Tiburon CD two tracks. Confession from the EP, Confessions. And there is also a chill electronica remix for Lorenzo Al Dino, entitled Running in Circles. The Tiburon is a world renowned bar in Formentera, Ibiza
You can find the composition Silent by Dee C’rell on the Klassik Radio station CD compilation.
You can find the alternative electronica track, Days Like These by Dee C’rell, on the worldwide fashion house CD by KARE.
You can find the composition Other Lands by Dee C’rell on the Klassik Radio CD compilation.