“…there is no higher praise I can think of than comparing anyone to Andrew Bird… They also have a whiff of Sufjan Stevens when they go slow but expansive, and a sniff of Vampire Weekend when they hint there’s some funk in their trunk. The music is complex without being too clever-clever, and lush without drifting too far into the wafty ethereal fairy den.” – Drowned in Sound
“With sweeping arrangements, powerful pop embellishments and a knack for combining modern musicianship with a respect for instrumental mastery, Princess Music have created a stunning success with their upcoming album Odobenidae.” – The Wild Honey Pie
In support of their upcoming debut album titled “Odobenidae” out September 3rd on Hot Congress Records, Denver composer Tyler Ludwick and the crew in Princess Music have premiered a stream of their entire new album exclusively at TheWildHoneyPie.com.
Princess Music is comprised of five musicians that play with chamber orchestras of varying size. The group is fronted by Tyler Ludwick, who orchestrates playful complexities and rich harmonies with a mixture of expertise and mirth. He applies his classical finger-style to an electric guitar, composition skills to string and woodwind textures, and passion for percussion to the polyrhythmic and irregular meters of the music. Princess Music displays high emotional and intellectual IQ and expresses poignant narratives found within the arrangements, which embody subtle pop sensibilities that create a sanctuary for even the most casual listener.
Princess Music began as a humble project of composer Tyler Ludwick. It has since become a tonal hologram crafted from his obsession with walruses and orchestral music. Equipped with a desire to convey purity, passion, and the power of the chamber orchestra, Princess Music is releasing their debut album, Odobenidae. Odobenidae is fashioned as a song-cycle of eight pieces, undulating between the dungeonesque depths of classic rock grime, and the playful heights of bantering woodwinds and strings. It is sonically sewn together to form the chimerical world of the walrus. Never lacking in drama or caprice, Princess Music has crafted an album intent on mirroring the nature of our lives.
Long time manager of Talk Talk and Mark Hollis, Keith Aspden, is now representing Princess Music in the UK & Europe. For inquiries, contact him directly through the band’s website or Facebook pages linked below.
Princess Music is:
Tyler Ludwick (Guitar, Vocals)
Rachel Sliker (Violin, Viola)
Psyche Cassandra Dunkhase (Cello)
Robin Chestnut (Drums)
Jeremy Averitt (Bass, Vocals)
“Odobenidae” Track List:
1. Morning Song (Reprise)
2. Evening Song (Overture)
4. Baku (please devour my dreams)
5. White Wave
7. Wounded Walrus
8. Morning Song
* All songs written and arranged by Tyler Ludwick
Cover art by Levi Nelson
Recorded by Tim Gerak at Mammoth Cave Studios
Additional recording by Griff Snyder at G-ma’s
Mixed by Tim Gerak
Mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio