Latin Faculty

 

 

Latin Faculty

Latin Faculty

 

 

 

ARTIST NAME: Latin Faculty (feat. Marina Osk)

 

 

 

SONG TITLE: Measuring The Marigolds

 

 

 

ALBUM TITLE: Latinudeildin

 

 

 

RELEASE DATE: 2012

 

 

 

GENRE: AC / Latin / Smooth Jazz

 

 

 

 

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Latin Faculty (feat. Marina Osk)

 

 

Discuss your existence.

On the LATIN FACULTY album nine vocalists perform 14 songs with a top-notch band, also there are two instrumentals.

 

 

The composer, Ingvi Thor Kormaksson, is from Iceland and has been writing songs for the past 30 years or so and has to this day 12 albums to his credit.

 

 

 

Lyricist, JJ Soul, is from Oxford, UK; artist, art teacher, singer, songwriter, lyricist, author of books.

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State your favourite genre of music and your reason.

Since my teenage years I’ve admired the music of Brazil; Jobim, Bonfá, Lins and many more composers, and all the wonderful vocalists. Bossanova and samba rhythms have been featured on my albums, even in the more blues or folk oriented ones. Finally I decided to write music for an album that would showcase Latin music only. There are two or three salsa songs on the album, but mostly the music nods towards Brazil and could also be categorized as AC or smooth-jazz (Ingvi).

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I’ve had about 170 of my compositions recorded by various Icelandic artists. I write mainly in the AC genre, but jazzy chord progressions and bossanova rhythms are often featured in my music. Folk music traditions and blues can also be heard.
Collaborating with JJ Soul from Oxford, I have written music for JJ Soul Band’s 4 albums: Reverbnation

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Tell us the theme of your song.

Love and regret.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

“MEASURING THE MARIGOLDS”-

 

 

Nominated: HMMA – Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2014.

 

 

 

 

“…on Latínudeildin, Latin Faculty achieve quality whether they are being more mindful of Brazilian music or more mindful of Afro-Cuban music/salsa. Latínudeildin is a consistently pleasing effort from this Latin-minded adult contemporary/pop-jazz outfit.”

Alex Henderson – Review You

 

 

 

 

“…Latinudeildin (Latin Faculty) is a great compilation of musicians from Iceland that know how to perform Brazilian, Latin, bossa nova, and jazz music styles. Most of the songs are vocal, but a few instrumental tunes pop up, too. A host of singers and instrumentalists round out the set and all of the vocals are superlative. Fans of international jazz, bossa nova, Brazilian music, and contemporary jazz will find solace in the compositions with ‘chilling’ results.”

Mathew Forss – Review You

 

 

 

 

“I love it! Beautiful songs, great singers and wonderful arrangements!”

Luiz Simas – http://www.luizsimas.com/

 

 

 

 

“First class, sophisticated and cool. Excellent performances, engineering and mixing.”

William Penn – AUR

 

 

 

 

“A fine album. Splendidly done.”

Trausti Juliusson – Frettabladid (Icelandic newspaper)

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Elaborate on how you think your music is inspiring your fans.

From “crowd reviews:

“The music to this track has a smooth, almost seductive feel. I would listen to it as I was relaxing. The singer’s voice is nice … towards the end; the song really came into its own.”

 

 

 

 

“Very pretty! It also sounds a little retro. The vocals are gorgeous and I want to sing along with her. Very interesting and well done … strong retro vibe but honestly I wouldn’t change a thing about it.”

 

 

 

 

“The vocalist has a nice submissive beautiful voice. The music sounds outdated, but still, she sounds so hot. The harmonica sounds beautiful also. I like the vibe of this song …”

 

 

 

 

“I like the way she carries her wonderful voice. It gives me such feeling comfort that gives me chills when I hear the tone of her voice.”

 

 

 

 

“Nice relaxing and calm song. I love how it is romantic and touching. I would dedicate it to my girlfriend. The beat is really soothing. Her voice is nice and soft I love it.”

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State the artists you cherish most and your reason.

Ivan Lins and Donald Fagen are my favourite songwriters, because of their expertise in chord progressions. But mostly because their music sounds just great.

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Tell us if you enjoy collaborating with other artists or just singing as a solo artist.

I usually work with a band and singers.

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Explain copyright.

It’s essential to copyright every song you write.

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Discuss the impact of a Performance Rights Organization.

I have a good relationship with my PRO office.

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Elaborate on how you develop your melody and instrumentation.

In this case guitarist Edvard Larusson did the arrangement. He decided to hire this great harmonica player, Thorleifur Gaukur, to perform. I chose this young singer, Marina Osk. She sings three other tracks on the album.

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Go into detail on the recording of this song.

First the playback was made with a band live-in-the-studio, then the vocals.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Latin Faculty was a name that was chosen for this album because of how the music relates to Latin America, and mostly Brazil.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

The phrase “measuring the marigolds” derives from Frank Loesser’s song:

 

 

“…Inch worm, inch worm
Measuring the marigolds
Seems to me, you’d stop and see
How beautiful they are…”

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

“Latinudeildin” is Latin Faculty in Icelandic.


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