Artist Summary Genres: Electronica/Dance / Psychedelic / Ambient/ World /Jazz/ Dreamscapes Label: Passing Phase Records Management: Siddhartha Gotama Artist Bio
Lee Negin is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, synthesist, sound sculptor, vocalist, producer and recording engineer. He was a pioneer in the international Indie/techno/new wave movement of the 1980s, and his recordings receive airplay and distribution around the world, and are available at iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, Bandcamp, CD Baby, etc. He is listed as an influential artist in "The International Discography of the New Wave." He has several critically acclaimed videos on YouTube. www.youtube.com/user/passingphasemusic
Leaving the USA 22 years ago (San Francisco), he has lived in India, UK, Japan (15 years), Warsaw, Poland and for the past 5 years in South Korea. He has traveled in over 40 countries. Currently a university professor.
Two CDs of new material are slated for release in 2011: "Hungry Ghosts" in February, and "Wu Wei" in the summer. Several EPs and new videos will also be released. One of his songs, the techno classic "Nothing Goes Right" from the 1980's appears on a compilation released on a German label, Genetic Music, in March 2010. More info: http://leenegin.comhttp://passingphasemusic.com
On the Charts
Lee Negin's music has achieved global airplay and chart action. For example, on charts compiled by Maemeeti, a fan-voting site, "Masks" reached #2 on the Indie Dance/Nu Disco chart and #3 on the House-Electro chart. "The Dance" hit #3 on the House -Electro Chart, while "Tranquil Abiding" and "Mind...the Gap" went to #2 and #4 respectively on the Lounge-Ambient-Chill Out chart. "Nothing Goes Right" reached #5 on the Techno chart.Currently, "The Saga of Cheeze" from "Hungry Ghosts" is #1 in the world on Maemeeti's Indie Dance / Nu Disco Chart, and "Mandala 2" is ranked at #2 on the Lounge-Ambient-Chill Out Chart. The Saga of Cheeze is #2 in Korea on Reverb Nation's Electronica/Dance Chart.
In addition, Negin's "Masks" spent three solid months in the #3 position on Reverb Nation's Electronica/Dance chart in Korea, while "The Dance" reached #10 on Rebeat's (international digital music distributor) mixed genre chart of most requested downloads in the world.
"Hungry Ghosts" is currently receiving airplay on over 150 college radio stations in North America, as well as in Japan, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Indonesia and France.
Selected reactions to Lee Negin's "Hungry Ghosts" album:
"Mixture of ambient and electro pop. Very much a mind-bending trip of sounds. Outstanding album -- great on loud systems."
--Paul Readman, Music World Radio 1
"The whole album is a floating trip of sounds and vocals that takes you to another place." --Demand Records, U.K.
"Lee Negin is hitting what seems to be yet another apex in his music career." --Chris Constantino, SonicTribe Network
"Sometimes people who have had near-death experiences say that they are taken to a place where their entire life flashes before their eyes, and in 'The Dance,' that's what I felt."
--Sheena Metal, LATalkRadio
"A stimulating listen. So take some time to ponder intellectual relativity and the space aliens living in your inner ear."
--John Shelton Ivany Top 21
"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, April 2011
"Lee Negin is an eccentric genius. Not content with just (!) being a university professor and a globe-trotting life – Negin has lived in Japan, India, Poland and, currently, South Korea, since leaving America 21 years ago – he has spent over three decades producing experimental music to the point of (near) perfection. His new album ‘Hungry Ghosts’ – released February 7th – is a mad masterpiece....it’s addictive and blissful.
Author: Clive Rozario, AAA Music
And, in refusing to review it, the venerable New Music Express said it was "A bit too far off the wall for us."
LEE NEGIN ON THE WEB
"Hungry Ghosts" and other songs are on iTunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp and Amazon.