Ott and The All Seeing I (live band)
Beginning October 2012, Ott will be returning to the United States with an entirely new live show featuring a full band of musicians performing live arrangements of songs from his three albums, ‘Blumenkraft’, ‘Skylon’, and ‘Mir’.
The band, consisting of Ott [electronics], Naked Nick [vocals, guitar, synths and percussion], Chris Barker [Bass], and Matt White [drums], will be embarking on a tour of the eastern US, with a west coast tour to follow shortly after
Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden's pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.
Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW and more. Govinda's music has been licensed on shows like "Roswell" WB, "Road Rules" MTV, and "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" Bravo as well as many independent films.
The Govinda live show is truly a multi-sensory experience that features professional dancers, live projections, resonating vocals and a sonical sound-scape. His live experience is full of vibrant energy that plays to its crowd. Govinda performs on Ableton Live accompanied by classical violin. Govinda is currently touring in support of his album "Universal On Switch" which was released independently earlier this year.
In 2004 Michael Folk and Daniel ‘Vibeage’ formed the electronic music project Aligning Minds as an outlet for their musical expressions. Over the past 8 years they've worked together to develop a unique and signature sound. Through the mastery of studio skills and live improvisation, they've solidified an encompassing and signature style. Reaching audiences worldwide, and marked with an undeniable sense of originality, the Aligning Minds sound breaks through the barriers of rigid genre classification.