L.A. Takedown’s debut single-track-album is available to download now at: http://latakedown.com
All footage captured by Matt Hewitt and Conor Collins in-and-around the Los Angeles area throughout 2015.
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By day a meticulously labored over solo recording project; by night a no-holds-barred face melting live band — L.A. Takedown aims to stimulate the aural senses, one way or another, by hook or by crook.
Beginning in 2010 as composer/musician Aaron M. Olson's pseudonym for scoring his friend's short films, the music quickly took on a life of its own, eventually expanding into a full recording project and a live band. The music draws inspiration from across the board, but undeniably at the forefront is cinema, begging the question: can a band be as influenced by movies as by music?
Much like the movies that so inspire, L.A. Takedown builds stories with each piece of music — in place of dialogue, the narrative is realized through layers of carefully constructed musical lines, played out on synths, guitars, bass, and drums, with multiple searing guitar leads in tight harmony floating atop it all.
L.A. Takedown's debut self-titled album on Ribbon Music creates many moods, scenes and stories over the course of its 42 minutes, and is available now in an experimental album format: a website. Upon entering, one can experience a stream of the entire album, synced with real-time footage of a Los Angeles sunset. Each visit will serve up a new visual, all captured throughout 2015 by Matt Hewitt and Conor Collins, so that while the story of L.A. Takedown ebbs and flows, so too can the backdrop.
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