Monday 28 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

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Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

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Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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William Orbit-Hello Waveforms


None December 28th, 2006

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William Orbit is better known for other people's music than his own. He engineered Madonna's late-Nineties comeback by producing "Ray of Light," her Grammy-winning album of plugged-in pop, and when an LP under his own name actually moved units, it was comprised of covers of classical music stalwarts like Beethoven and Barber.
 
It shouldn't be this way, because as "Hello Waveforms" proves, Orbit's a talented instrumentalist. A proponent of ambient music, Orbit's work here contains' if not relies heavily upon' all his signature flourishes: warm, rich textures; spacey electronic bleeps; and layers of heavenly melody.
 
The opening "Sea Green" sets the stage perfectly for one of the more laid-back hours you can experience without the aid of a muscle relaxant, and is representative of Orbit's overall ProTools-savvy style. Four tracks employ vocals; not surprisingly, they're the weakest of the bunch, because the man's music speaks volumes when it doesn't say anything at all.
 
- Rod Lott

 
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