Deadly Avenger on MySpace
Deadly Avenger on MySpace
This stuff is so new and remarkably different that you won’t believe your ears. This is with out a doubt the next up and comer on the Electronic music scene that is gonna just blow your mind. And all the tracks on the CD are superb. Sounds like your watching a movie well listening to his wonderful productions, and what a movie it turns out to be…one that you can’t turn off, but want to watch over and over again….. “TUNE”. ~Peilo
Deadly Avenger (aka Damon Baxter)
It was hard to choose just one track to showcase but I went with one of my faves. “Chevy Chases Hair“, lol funny title, but an unbeliveable subtle electronic breakbeat track…ahhhh…just sooooo smooth, perfect driving music
Deadly Avenger – Chevy Chases hair
It’s midnight. Everything is quiet. The sound of owls compete for their space in the country soundscape with the creak of a 300 year old oak tree caressed by the wind. Filtering over the top like some kind of futuristic symphony orchestra the sonorous harmonies of weighty strings, floating over the electronic drums and ethereal vocals break through the calm. This is the sound of Deadly Avenger (aka Damon Baxter) hard at work in his studio, installed into his cottage in the Heart of the English countryside.
For the last three years Damon has been holed up in his country retreat hard at work on his new album, the follow up to the cult classic album “Deep Red”, which featured “We Took Pelham”, “Punisher” and “Black Sun”. Due for release in 2008, “Blossoms & Blood”, his stunning 2nd opus, is going to prove that it was truly worth the wait…
“The backdrop of my studio, looking out onto rolling fields inspires me”, says Damon. “Film music is what I love most and having such a dramatic outlook soaks into my work.”
Damon’s love for all things cinematic is evident all the way through his new recording. The storming opener “We Took Vegas” is a case in point and is influenced by Damon’s love of the epic audio/visual feast witnessed at the beginning of “Star Wars” (possibly the finest opening scenes in movie history!) while other tracks such as “Mal Paso Pt II”, “The Reveal” and the title track showcase his talent for juxtaposing sweeping, epic string parts with electro breaks. Another aspect of the Deadly Avenger sound can be heard in “Invincible”, “Chevy Chases Hair” and “Gekko” which reveal a techno influence that ups the tempo, but retain his skill for harmony and melody. There are also some shining examples of leftfield down-tempo tracks in “Sequola”, “Suite from Near To Me”, “Exit” and “Everyday is Valentine”, while some tracks combine all of these elements with stunning results – “The Wraith”, “800 Heroes” and “Midgets for Seven”.
“The thing I like most about film music is that there are no boundaries. You can team up lush orchestral pads with heavy industrial bass and it works!”
It’s clear the music on this album is inspired by Damon’s admiration of the great film composers (such as John Williams, Lalo Schifrin and the mind blowing Luchi DeJesus!). But his love affair with hip-hop/electro breaks, Americana, synthpop, electronica, and soundtrack selections by the likes of Tarantino are all evident too. It’s this melting pot of influences that are fused to create an incredible album and a deep appreciation of cinematic sounds.
Tracks from his first album have been used in a number of TV, trailers and film productions including Lord of The Rings, Scary Movie 3, Human Traffic and The Calcium Kid and the new album is sure to follow that trend. There has already been excitement from the synch world in “Blossoms & Blood” resulting in uses in “C.S.I. New York”, the main BBC theme for coverage of The Commonwealth Games, Sky/Fox Sports, and a recent Sky TV advertising campaign. Deadly’s music is also used in “Beyond The Rave” – a brand new production from the masters of UK horror, Hammer Films. Damon has also just started work on scoring a full-length movie (music to picture).