While you listen... This music you hear, is my present to you.
This music is my present to you because I believe that it should be given away, free of charge, in its entirety, as my greatest reward is… you enjoying it! I believe so, because I know that if you the listener like it enough – you will find your way to return the love, enthusiasm and dedication which I hope you will hear in this music. If you do find that you want to give back, I will be happy if you: * Become a fan * Share your present with others (see social toolbar at the bottom) * Help funding the next project – coming soon..
Yuval Ron & Residents Of The Future
Residence Of The Future (v1.1 2012)
Yuval Ron – Electric Guitar
Aviram Gottfried – Keyboards
Yaniv Shalev – Bass
Yatziv Caspi – Drums
All tracks by Yuval Ron except for “Sayonara, Milkyway!” by Ofir Shwartz
Vocals on “Prelude”, “Postlude” and “Objects In The Mirror Are Larger Than They Appear” by Dorin Mandelbaum
Produced by Yuval Ron | Cover photo by Maria Lloren | Artistic design by Ira Gofman
Recorded 2009 at Bardo Studios | Mixed 2009 by Gal Navon and Yuval Ron at Digihipi Studios | Remastered 2012 by Yuval Ron
Music is indeed the universal language. In modern times, that sentiment could not be more accurate. In a world where the press of a button or the click of a mouse can quite literally put the world at one’s fingertips, music is both heard and spread on an international scale.
Once upon a time, if a band/song/album captured our imagination, we could not wait to tell all our friends about it, make them a tape, or call them over to listen with us. Now, our friends and like-minded musical acquaintances are not always across the street or around the block. Now they may be states away, miles apart. Now they are across the ocean or around the world.
Through the medium of the world wide web and its many arms of influence that reach out to us from all sides, we are exposed to so much more than some of us who were around before that phenomenon existed could have ever conceived. Blogs, newsgroups, peer-to-peer, social networks, and all kinds of outlets are constantly feeding the universal music aficionado’s appetite for new and interesting things. They satisfy that desire for music that more often pleases our ears, but sometimes challenges our minds and hearts.
My first exposure to Yuval Ron and Residents of the Future’s music was via such an outlet. Yuval has invited me to give his material a listen. Needless to say, I was mesmerized and thoroughly impressed by this Israeli outfit’s sound and style. So much, that I blogged about it, wrote reviews, and told all my friends about it. Via the internet, yes.
How amazing that I find myself, as an American, listening to jazz fusion, a genre created and perfected in my own country, performed by a group of young Israeli men, that I otherwise would never have known about were it not for the global reach of the internet, to bring it to my ears. How gratifying, that I find myself so impassioned about their music, that I must tell everyone of a like-minded musical persuasion, that they, too, must open their ears and hearts to hear it.
I truly believe that my experience with this band is a harbinger of things to come. This type of “virtual” word of mouth, is indeed the wave of the future. No longer are we separated by borders and boundaries. No longer are we limited by distance and time. No longer should we be culturally illiterate or bankrupt. We, as music lovers, share a common vision, a common address. The world is ours…we are indeed “Residents of the Future” ourselves. And the world-wide web has become the “Residence of the Future”.