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Revolutions soundtrack

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Jon Stevens
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Jon Stevens Falling deeply in love with this album, it is still relatively new to me having heard it for the first time less than a week ago. Steve Cobby has the ability to draw me in to his music and take me away from the drone of everyday life. Every time a piece starts it's a different journey with different emotions, and when I listen to it again it's instantly recognisable, I think oh yeah I know this place. Steve is a very diverse artist and seems to be able to draw all sorts sounds from everywhere and meld them into a very unique offbeat form that is lovable and challenging. You have to give something of yourself to it,but it pays you back with more than you invest. Magic made in Hull, Cobby style.
jason stanford
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jason stanford Six and seven are prominent for me currently. Could likely change with mood and setting, but that's always been the beauty of Mr Cobby's work, varied in structure substance and malleability, yet never in quality.. Favorite track: Revolution #6.
dj longwon
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dj longwon Wow! First listen and I'm swimming in lushness. Hull's finest has done it again. Keep 'em coming!
Todd Merrell
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Todd Merrell How could he surpass the brilliance of 'Saudade'? I have no idea. All I know is, he has. He has even transcended the sum of all of his work up to this point. Amazing. Favorite track: Revolution #4.
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Schenk Identität Maybe also #7...

It's hard to think what would happen, if all of this started today... Favorite track: Revolution #4.
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Music commissioned for the Ensemble 52 production 'Revolutions' in association with Hull Truck Theatre.
9 original pieces written, recorded and produced by Steve Cobby.

"1989 was a remarkable year. Despite plenty of warning signs, nobody really foresaw the collapse of communism and authoritarian regimes across central and eastern Europe. Academics and historians expected the usual cycle to continue in perpetuity, ignoring the ability of people to gather as a critical mass to bring about change. It's almost unfathomable to think that the events that led to the reunification of Germany took place in the same period of history as the execution of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elen, Solidarity being elected in Poland and the Tiananmen Square massacre. And that, while people were taking to the streets across the globe to defend their right to live better lives, rave was tying the media and police in knots. They didn't know how to react. The authorities here soon realised that they better clamp down on parties in fields and warehouses lest they have some serious civil disobedience on their hands. People out of their control? That would never do in the free west. There's a certain irony when you compare that to what was going on elsewhere. All we wanted to do was party and have fun and that was frowned on.

"We touch on all of this in Revolutions. And we also look at the present day. When you look at contemporary politics, the backdrop of ideological austerity cuts and vast swathes of people in this country living in poverty and with nothing to lose, it makes you wonder whether we're on the verge of reaching a tipping point. Anti-austeriy and anti-capitalist protests are the tip of the iceberg. Banks and politicians do not seem accountable to anyone. But there's a sense that people might just say enough's enough at some point. Of course, most people expect the status quo to be maintained, for everything just to carry on in the same way as it always has. But that's exactly what people expected in Europe in 1989.

"Having said all that, the piece will be incredibly entertaining. An immersive experience to remember. There'll be a heady soundtrack - Cobby's dropping some incredible tunes - and we'll try and create an underground warehouse feel to thrust people back to 1989. We're not advocating revolution but hopefully we'll make people stand up and think. It'll be a good night, I know that much, and on a personal level it's great to be able to work at Hull Truck again." - Dave Windass

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released September 4, 2015

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