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Listen to Chris Ward’s dark remix of “The Silent Beach, the Bowl of Stars” by Joshua Stamper

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Joshua Stamper | photo courtesy of the artist

Over the last several months, local composer Joshua Stamper has been rolling out remix tracks of his latest effort the skin, the sea, the sound (released last spring).  The collection of remixes, collectively titled a righter rain will fall, features contributions from Lushlife, Papertwin, Anthony LaMarca and now Chris Ward.

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Listen to Papertwin’s electric remix of Joshua Stamper’s etching sticks click ice brick thick

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Local experimental jazz composer Joshua Stamper recently announced his newest project, a righter rain will fall, a remix of 2014′s the skin, the sea and the sound. Last week, Stamper released Lushlife’s remix of “O Glowing Hunter, O Lover of Beasts”.

This week, the noted composer released another remix, this time of “etching sticks click ice brick thick”. Continue reading →

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Listen to Lushlife’s vibrant remix of local experimental composer Joshua Stamper

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Local experimental jazz composer Joshua Stamper is releasing a remix of his newest album, the skin, the sea, the sound entitled a righter rain will fall. Here’s the catch: he’s releasing it in pieces, one song a week. The project kicked off last week when he released a righter rain will fall, an incredible remix by Troy Herion that compressed the full length of the album into just 4:53. The album also features remixes by Chris Ward from Pattern Is Movement, Anthony LaMarca (who has played with St. Vincent and The War On Drugs) and Philadelphia expat Matt Davis. Continue reading →

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Joshua Stamper prepares to leave his jazzy, experimental mark at album release show

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On April 5, the walls of Johnny Brenda’s will ricochet with intricate instrumentation and the classical stylings of three Philly artists: Joshua Stamper, Rosu Lup and Liz & the Lost Boys.

Joshua Stamper has been in the composing game for two decades now and his newest album, the skin, the sea, the sound, out April 1, is a reflection of his long-standing work in the business. With his last album released nearly three years ago, Stamper’s been counting down the days to his latest endeavor all over social media by releasing preview videos and singles. His latest teaser was a minute-long album trailer that’s as experimental and smooth at Stamper’s sound. The avant-garde video shows moving rectangles and men wandering in a dark room is scored by a rebellious oboe that slows and speeds, allowing the softer notes of a flute to join in.

Celebrating along with Stamper will be indie-folkers Rosu Lup, who just released their newest album Shorelines this past February. Bearing similar sounds to J. Tillman aka Father John Misty, the band’s folky harmonies and Americana-rock guitar riffs will fit perfectly as an opener to Stamper’s classical sound. The third opener, Liz & the Lost Boys, is like a little combination of both bands with jazzy / experimental instrumentation and lead singer Liz Ciavolino’s perfect diction and harp playing. The show will start at 8 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here.