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MODIWO

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania | INDIE

Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania | INDIE
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The eclectic band known as Modiwo has released their newest collection of original songs, titled, “Come to Life.” The debut EP is comprised of four extremely creative and unique tracks, “Homeless Heart,” “Cold World,” “Samurai Katagi,” and “The Call.” This small clutch of selections from Modiwo represents some of their best material to date, and serves as an excellent introduction to their beautiful and unlikely sound for the uninitiated music fan.

In describing the sound of Modiwo, one cannot simply compare their component parts with the attributes of other music artists. Modiwo resists classification and pigeonholing. Upon pressing 'play,' one first hears what sounds like world music – and indeed, it is world music after a fashion. However, there are also too many rock 'n' roll characteristics present to put them on the shelf next to “Sounds of the Rainforest.”

Modiwo has a strong percussion emphasis, with a flute holding up their melody in place of an electric guitar. Raw, natural, warm tones flow through them like a sirocco wind, especially in the case of their female lead vocalist, whose singing is earnest and direct, clarion, and never quite lilting. Neither is Modiwo afraid to incorporate electronic and digital instrumentation, though their mojo mainly draws from acoustic sources, such as woodwinds and drums. The prominent drums of Modiwo, in conjunction with a vibrant, progressive bass guitar, often become the focal point and motivating powerhouse of their sound, such as in the building crescendo of “Samurai Katagi.”

The remarkable color and groove of Modiwo is largely due to the chemistry of the band members, which is palpable, as well as to the affinity they have with their audiences.

“As a band,” Modiwo writes, “our passion for unexplored musical treats made us come together and find out what makes us and our audience vibe. We just listen to ourselves and to the world, and share it back in the form of music. [Come to Life] is the beginning of this journey.”

Upon being asked about the message their EP might share for their listeners, Modiwo speaks in terms of people, not principles. “Our love for music has no boundaries,” they explain, “because people, no matter the nationality, cannot be closed inside invisible administrative rules. We are normal musicians that got in love with world’s greatest gift – its music. Our music tells stories of love, sadness or happiness inspired by the diversity found in different times or places around the world.”
- MondoTunes


Discography

1st LP 2011 - The Journey Within
1st EP - (New concept) - 2013

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Our musical concept represents also our purpose as individuals – freedom from boundaries, reassuming and embracing our purpose as human beings which are not differentiated by borders or language! All Music must be placed together in the same acoustic container because it allows us to accept ourselves without any differences and labels, different only in mind and spirit. Our souls don’t speak foreign languages. They tune, vibrate according to the feelings we encounter in our lives. All that we live: love, sadness, hope, happiness is identical in each part of the world. This is the reason why we don’t live in a world of Beginnings and Ends. Our home is a sphere where these two abstract elements can be anywhere and nowhere. This is what we are, this is what we sing – to remind all souls to breathe … feelings.

More concrete, we play Alternative music. Our style is many fold, as we chose diversity and creativity. Each song has it's own story and inspiration, but our influences range from: Alternative Rock,World Music, Raggae, Pop, Jazz, Metal, Folk and many more.

As we are building up our new website (www.modiwo.com) please feel free to check out also www.om-band.com. The same is true with our facebook and other social network pages. Our change grew in a strong band, ready to bring novel sound to your select audience.

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