A Portrait Of John Doe

by Floex & Tom Hodge

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THIS ALBUM IS NOT AVAILABLE DIRECTLY AT BANDCAMP.

The album is released Mercury KX (Decca Classics) which is Universal Music sub-label. Unfortunatelly UMG doesn't support Bandcamp. 'BUY ALBUM' link leads you to the places you can get it.

CD & VINYL available at the Mercury KX shop:
store.universalmusic.com/mercurykx/

ALBUM TRACKLIST:

Inauguration Of Nobody / Wednesday (Is The New Friday) / Machines Are Dancing / John Doe Arise / I Dream Of Ikaria / Prelude I / Prelude II / Resurgence / Requiem

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'Some collaborations are like a firework – instant, uncontrollable and short-lived. Others are like a hearthstone fire – calculated, nurtured and long-lasting. After meeting at Berlin Festival in 2014, Czech composer/artist Tomas Dvorak (aka Floex) and UK composer/pianist Tom Hodge (of Piano Interrupted) sat down to plan and build a fire. Over three years in the making, A Portrait of John Doe is a masterful meeting of artists, instruments and styles – and one of the year’s finest records so far.' ACloserLIsten.com

Floex (Tomáš Dvorak) and Tom Hodge have come together, blending orchestral music with the industrial and electronic, creating its own unique and organic universe.

John Doe is the everyday man. In a world of excess and social media fame, the album is an homage to our everyday lives and our routines. The pair began work on the album after meeting at the Berlin festival in 2014. The project has taken three years to complete and saw the pair work together with the Prague Radio Symphonic Orchestra (PRSO) to bring the music and their arrangements to life.

Floex & Tom Hodge said:

“We are looking for universal human stories, things that connect us. This is neither an apocalyptic or wildly optimistic vision, the album subject for ‘A Portrait Of John Doe’ is rather a search for modern human values. The theme of the album turns our attention to everyday moments of our lives, as a certain counterbalance to the unceasing pursuit of efficiency, singularity and uniqueness that is so characteristic of today's times.“

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released June 29, 2018

Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marko Ivanović. Orchestration by Tom Hodge. Score Preparation by Chris Warner. Orchestra recorded by Jakub Hadraba in Czech Radio Studio 1.

Vocals in “John Doe Arise, “Prelude I” and “Prelude II” by Kim Sheehan. Additional bassclarinet in “I Dream Of Ikaria” by Jiří Javůrek.

Recorded in Floex Studio, Prague. Mixed by Matouš Godík & Tomáš Dvořák.

Produced by Tomáš Dvořák.

Written and performed by Tomáš Dvořák and Tom Hodge.

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Floex Hlavní město Praha, Czech Republic

Tomáš Dvořák (*78) aka Floex - clarinetist, composer, producer and multimedia artist from Prague (Czech Republic).

His music is typical for unique blend of the electronic and acoustic world and is characteristic by deep atmospheric mood.
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