So the news at Devine Lie is that our new CD, Stop the Bloody Trade, is available. But as you might have noticed, this release is very different from all our previous albums, as you can ONLY get this by making a donation to our selected Charity, Limpopo Rhino Security Group, who are at the forefront of the war against Rhino Poachers.
The album IS not available in any other way, so not for sale through the usual suspects such as our Record Label, CD Baby, Apple iTunes, Amazon etc.
So what about the new album:
Stop the Bloody Trade has been three years in the making – in that time we have changed singers (again) with Gina Ellen stepping in for David Treanor, although David does contribute on one track, Honey on the Beach.
The album has been Mixed and Mastered by grammy nominated Pascal Magdinier , Mix engineer, Producer and writer with 15 years professional experience in a wide variety of genres
Major label credits and experience in mainstream and national media and TV music
He has worked with: Katie Melua, Mel C , Kim Wilde, Dario G (Shirley Bassey ), Joe McElderry, Tom Felton ( Harry Potter ), Andrew Roachford, Tom Staar, Christian Burns ( BB Mack ), Ednita Nazario ( Grammy nominated Latin artist )
Also Nigel has been expanding his sound pallet with some new (well old!) Hardware synthesizers.
Formanta Faemi 1M
A pretty mad typically Russian synthesizer but capable of some astonishing sounds
Yamaha EX 5
The EX5 features an unique Extended Synthesis system which incorporates a number of the most advanced tone generator technologies…plus a full-featured sampling system. It offers a Four-Element Voice structure which allows for up to four independent waves from any of the tone generators. Great for pads and atmospheres
Roland RS 09
The RS-09 is an analog string and organ synthesizer. The string sound and organ sounds are nice, fatty analog sounds.
The Orchestra is a 4-part orchestral synthesizer from the classic Italian synth company, Siel The Orchestra has 4 presets: Brass, Strings, Organ and Piano. The 4 tone color families can be played individually or two can be simultaneously played. They are also individually tweakable. Selected presets will light up LEDs to show you which sliders and buttons can be used to modify the sounds. The synth itself is very limited, there’s no external control, no pitch/mod wheel and few edit parameters. However it sounds very good and it is, after all, a classic analog synth.
Korg’s Delta is an analog semi-poly synth/string machine. Though limited in the range of sounds compared with other synths of the same genre, the sheer quality of the sound from this little beastie really does make it something of a marvel.
The EKOsynth P15 from the Italian make EKO is a very rare preset-based synthesizer, circa 1979. The concept is typical of its time – it offers 15 preset sounds (hence the P15 moniker) that sound almost nothing like what they claim to emulate, with basic synthesizing capabilities when switched into “Manual” mode, housed in a rugged road-worthy case with built-in carrying handle and a latched cover.
The P15 is monophonic and totally analog. The signal path is still entirely analog from start to finish, and the result is very warm sounding.