MP3 Stephen Paul Dix & The Arctic Zone - All About Steve
A retrospective of Stephen Paul Dix''s work as an indie artist , as well as his work with the Arctic Zone . This is a career spanning 3 CD set . Disc 1 focuses on Indie Rock , Disc 2 is Electronic Dance, while Disc 3 is an ambient offering.
51 MP3 Songs in this album (229:12) !
Related styles: Rock: Americana, Electronic: Chill out, Solo Male Artist
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It would not be hyperbole to suggest the music of Stephen Paul Dix is among the music industries best kept secrets. From 2000 to 2010 Stephen released 3 solo albums, 4 albums as his electronic self contained band the Arctic Zone , as well as his work with Logan 5, Monkfish, Sleep My Baby Sleep, The Air Crash Bureau, and alter ego Bari Neon. Stephen''s music can be at any given time Indie rock, electronic, ambient, experimental, gothic , or world. This eclecticism may not have served him well however . Some of his albums contain moments of brilliance , but combining so many influences in the confines of an album can be jarring for the listener.
All About Steve is a 3 CD retrospective that tackles this problem by taking his finest work, and placing it on genre specific discs . Disc 1 is a singer/ Songwriter indie rock CD that contains his best work . This includes all of his 2008 sessions with legendary producer Earle Mankey originally released in 2009 as Chaos and Beauty. Also included are favorites like Shell Of A Man , Song For Stephen , Girl # 2 , and Indian Summer . There are also 4 new instrumentals recorded in Spring of 2010.
The second CD focuses it''s attention on the Arctic Zone , more specifically the uptempo material. It contains new songs recorded with Philadelphia Drum n Bass whiz RS Beat ,as well as remixes of old favorites.
The 3rd disc is an ambient offering . Stephen has most likely worked more in this field than any other. Perhaps he could have included more ambient tracks , though 3 CD''s seems sufficient . Sure there is material that could have made the cut , however that is easily sought out on ITunes . All About Steve is an excellent starting point for those unfamiliar with his music , and perhaps the beginning of a journey.