Monthly Archives: December 2011

Outerborough revisited, digital delights and gifts from Todd Reynolds Music

Wishing you and your family great music, warm gatherings and the usual (but never-out-of-fashion) joy and peace this holiday season.

Just in time for Christmas, we’re throwing out a little celebration of our own!    Last March, Outerborough, my first release in years on the Innova label, hit the streets to some very lovely press and recognition, winding up with inclusion on many top-10s or 25s, and in Amazon’s Best of Classical.

To celebrate, we’re going to ramp things up a little and tell the internal story of the record with all our friends, both here and on Twitter and Facebook.  Here’s how we’re gonna do it.

In the next few weeks, we’ll roll out a special edition of the double CD, one track at a time, with extended liner notes and back story, music videos and more.  And what’s more, it’s all free, a gift from the partnership of Todd Reynolds and Innova Recordings – free streaming and sharing, what amounts to essentially unlimited listening. Granted, it’s not the same as holding a super-quality CD in your hand and putting it directly into your ears, but it will get you started. If you already have Outerborough, it will be great fun to get behind the scenes.

Every week we’ll issue a new track, which can be listened to in its entirety, in mp3 format, directly from Todd Reynolds Facebook Fan Page for its members.  Click the Like button, or share a track, and you’re in for the full ride, no matter when you subscribe.

Videos, photos, digital cover art, tales from the studio, Todd’s (that’s me) gonna blog it all, one tune at a time.  We’ll even get some perspective from some of the composers on the record as well, and make Outerborough as complete an experience as possible, as we embark on the next project.

We’ll start today with the Christmas tune!  Follow this link for our first entry about Icy Sleeves of Green, and check out the Band Page.  Alternatively, just click this link, http://listn.to/Todd-Reynolds and watch for entries here and on facebook, and enjoy!  Expect a little gift each week for the next few months!

Each entry, the player, the tunes, all are Likeable and Sharable. Please consider helping us spread the love.  It will help us make more of it!

Link

Sounds of Snow and Ice – WNYC’s New Sounds with John Schaefer

Sounds of Snow and Ice – WNYC’s New Sounds with John Schaefer

Tonight!  December 23rd, 2011, the eve before the Eve, John Schaefer profiles “Icy Sleeves” from my March 2011 release, Outerborough, alongside Kate Bush’s new record. I’ve always been a Kate Bushfan to be sure, from her earliest records, but I never envisioned sharing an icy programming event with her.  Cheers, Kate, you’ve always been an inspiration, and continue to be.  To hear Icy Sleeves of Green and selections from “50 Words for Snow”, visit the link above at 11pm, EST and look to the right for the “listen now” button.  Remember WNYC and New Sounds with your charitable donations here at the end of the year. There is no overstating the difference public radio makes.

From the WNYC Website:

This New Sounds program gets all close and personal with the cold and the white, with the “Icy Sleeves of Green” by Todd Reynolds, and some songs from Kate Bush’s most recent record, “50 Words for Snow.”  We’ll hear songs about melting snowflakes and icicles, soundscapes evoking the blindingly white and bleak, and other works to paint wintry portraits of powdery drifts or stark frozen mountains.