Is your World In Sound?
|„The sum of the music is bigger than the sum of the musicians!" (Fred, Joe DeCristofer)
World in Sound stands for timeless individuality. It finds its roots in the revolutionary youth movement of the late 1960's, in the sound of 1967's "Summer of Love" and in the era-defining festival of Woodstock in 1969. The focus lies on Psychedelic-Progressive-Hard-And-Heavy-Blues-Garage-ROCK!
At World in Sound, the virtuosity of a single musician is but a small part of the musical works. Rather, it embraces a multi-faceted rhythmical symbiosis of the band as a whole, as it pursues its highest purpose: to leave a deep musical fingerprint in an original way.
The essence of that sound should be: dramatic, vivid, creative, epic, melodic, courageous, passionate, at times experimental, but always individual and intense. A freedom of movement refers exclusively to the fact that the listener shall experience a World In Sound album on an exciting journey, seeking a repeat experience immediately.
Sound philosophy / mastering: Apart from the pure recorded music, the tasteful staging of the final sound for World In Sound plays a key role. Thereby the main attention lies in forming the band's individual sound in an unfiltered, organic, and dynamic way, yet still fresh, punchy and intense, in order to expose the individual magic of every album.
World in Sound has reissued vinyl and CDs since 1999, in the form of valuable, rare and obscure cult records. It has discovered numerous never published jewels from the period of 1966 - 1978. All productions take place in close collaboration with the artists and apart from the music also present historical background information about each band. Through the years World In Sound has become an institution in the worldwide psychedelic collector's scene.
Since 2006 World In Sound has sought to establish young, ambitious bands with the above mentioned qualities to an international audience. By fusing generations of musicians, World In Sound has built a bridge back to this highly creative and rebellious time, the early 1970s, a time where music was seen as a demanding art form of expression, when the musicians ran the music business, and not the producers.
Musical inspiration to the label philosophy resulted from decades long love for music, the most important sources are: Elvis Presley, Joe Meek, Qunicy Jones, Yardbirds, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe & The Fish, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dead Kennedy´s (Jello Biafra), Slayer, early Metallica, Voivod, Dark Angel, Ministry, Napalm Death, Righteous Pigs, Soundgarden, Nirvana-Unplugged, Portishead...