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New Technopera Album, "The Cheeze Chronicles: Vol. V" 20 June Release

Posted on June 15, 2014 with 0 comments

“The Smeagol has landed!” – Commander Beam-O

“Help spread the bovine ‘Gospel of Cheeze’s TM. ‘”– Father Ben Dover

 Electronica/Techno Savant Lee Negin releases new “Technopera,” The Cheeze Chronicles: Volume V on June 20, 2014 (Passing Phase Records)

 Continuing his epic cycle of Technoperas--patterned after Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” (‘The Ring Cycle’) -- Lee Negin launches his electric and eclectic new album, The Cheeze Chronicles: Volume V (Passing Phase Records) with an official release on June 20th, 2014. The material is a blend of Techo-funk-psychedelic-jazz-world-rock-ambient-electronica-experimenatal-social satire-irony-mysticism-prog-surrealism-dadaism-industrial-pop-metal-Musique concrete-Western Classical-impressionism, etc., Negin’s usual musical milieu.


"Hearing this artist's expertly produced work is to experience a vision aimed beyond the realm of pop. ...Negin never offers the same sound twice, employing singers as ensemble instruments and working with sounds in a way that reminds us at times of Brian Eno, Aphex Twin and Wendy Carlos." - Music Connection Magazine


Album sonics are impeccable. Recorded and mixed in Negin’s state-of-the-art studio in Seoul, the album was mastered by one of the preeminent mastering engineers in the world, Pete Maher in London. Pete has worked with U2, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith, The Rolling Stones, etc.


The album will be released as a limited edition CD, with cover art by a brilliant young Korean illustrator-cartoonist, Juyong Lee. It will also be released digitally and available at CD Baby, Amazon (Internationally) iTunes, etc.


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"Lee Negin brilliantly defines a musical realm that is his alone. He effortlessly forges through the uncharted waters of musical Zen and cleverly orchestrates sound into a vibrant, visceral experience. Mr. Negin is a savvy magician welding a maestro's baton, a mystical boatman guiding the listener on an epic journey through undiscovered sonic terrain." - Lee Crisman, Pluto Radio


Lee Negin is a recording artist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, synthesist, videographer, producer and recording engineer. In the 1980’s, he was a pioneer in the international Indie/techno/new wave movement and the “Detroit Techno” scene and his recordings and videos receive airplay (including by the late John Peel on the BBC) and distribution around the world. He is listed as an influential artist in "The International Discography of the New Wave" (edited by B. George and Martha Defoe (Omnibus Press). He has several critically acclaimed videos on YouTube and other video networks. He is ranked as the #1 Electronica/Experimental artist in Korea (where he currently resides) on Reverbnation—a ranking he has maintained for 3+ years. .


Negin returned to recording in 2010 after a long hiatus (with the 1994 album release, “Balance”) when one of his songs, the techno classic "Nothing Goes Right" from the 1980's appeared on a compilation released on a German label, Genetic Music. Since then, he has released 8 full albums, a few EPs, several singles and 28+ videos. His work has also been included in several international compilations.