G Clef Fusion is the solo project of Maryland keyboardist and songwriter, Chuck Moyer. Following on from his synth-heavy Pattern Recognition that we reviewed in August, You Heard Right is his latest release, and EP number four in his Experiments and Exploration series. This time Moyer pays homage to classical composers: Bach, Chopin, Mozart, Handel, and Beethoven, by creating fusion arrangements of their pieces.
As is standard practice for Moyer, You Heard Right sees him take care of all aspects of the music. The opening track features sophisticated drum programming – injecting Bach’s Arioso with a lively funk groove. It is interesting how this rhythm shapes the familiar melody; at times lending it a syncopated character. Chopin’s Mazurka, meanwhile, gets a complete digital makeover, with 80’s snare sounds and ambient synth textures taking the piece to sci-fi territories.
You Heard Right once again demonstrates Moyers’s immense skill as a keyboard player and reinforces his reputation as an artist who constantly pushes artistic boundaries with their music; a brilliant modern reworking of these famous classical compositions.
BELOW: Listen to You Heard Right, and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support G Clef Fusion by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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