CT based duo, ALT EGO have released their debut self-titled album. The album comes after the release of the first single from the album, GET WILD earlier this year.
When cousins Callen Petersen and Jody Abel combined their musical talents, an extraordinary combo was born, named Acoustic Element. Wanting to explore a different side to Acoustic Element, they stayed true to the acoustic feel of their instruments whilst exploring the alter ego of their own brand. The result: ALT EGO – a brand new, electrifying dance act, where violin and guitar fuses with electric synths and house beats.
ALT EGO, the album, was produced by Cosher and recorded at his studio in Cape Town. The album is a culmination of a journey of just under two years; from finding their new sound to writing, refining and recording.
Being instrumentalists, the duo still included their signature use of acoustic violin, guitar and beat boxing, but was also inspired by creating a musical journey and focused on blending and creating interesting sounds by fusing different genres together. From the beginning to the end, the music itself takes the listener on a path of various emotions – quirky, humerous, sassy, uplifting, dark, sexy, and moments of realization, all fuzed into a mixture of Dance, House, Hip Hop, gypsy and classical influences.
“It took a long time for us to find our sound. We played around, experimented, tried things out, and took our time to find one that spoke to us. When we eventually discovered the sound, and realized it was, in fact, the alter ego of Acoustic Element, we named the project Alt Ego. We were so proud of this name that it was no brainer to almost dedicate our debut album to the discovery – hence the self title.”
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