THE AVANT​-​GARDE MUSIC SUITE

by Cymande Coburn

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about

After years of producing, remixing and guiding the careers of local indie artists, Cymande (pronounced, Sa MAN dee) Coburn decided it was time to embark on a project that would showcase his many talents (writing, arranging, producing) and shed a beacon of light on some of the unsigned artists located in the Atlanta Metro area.

Deep into the production process, Cymande found that the songs that had been produced shared certain narrative threads - life, relationships, and pointed perspectives. Ironically, the artists featured on those songs shared similar narratives in their contributions to the project. Those songs became a 'suite of music'; a vintage collection of hip-hip grooves that purposely defied the 'rules' of today's hip-hop/rap album format, thus spawning the title, "The Avant-Garde Music Suite."

Musically, Cymande blends vintage 90's hip-hop with jazz and soul undertones, beneath lyrics, themes and concepts that are fresh, relevant, and mature. "One Day" illustrates this as lyrics of hope and insight ride the flow of a piano loop and drum cadence without conflict. The hyper-synthesized bounce of "uberSUPERmodels" and the 'crazysexycool' vibe of "Models" calls to mind southern sounds, yet display highly-stylish lyrics. "The Life" stands as its apex, imparting a sense of urgency and dual perspectives on the celebration of life.

In capacity, concept and arrangement, "The Avant-Garde Music Suite" is a bold and triumphant display of talent for an artist's debut in any genre.

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released November 1, 2011

912 JAMES STREET PRODUCTIONS
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: CYMANDE COBURN
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: ERIC 'KARDIER' HAWKINS

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912 James Street Productions Georgia

912 James Street Productions is a grassroots, independent record label focused on providing grooves/songs/music that differs from that of today’s radio playlists.
Our sound is a unique blend of various genres (jazz, hip-hop, gospel, R&B, soul, blues, alternative, etc.) that is easy, yet appealing to the ear.
We are based out of Douglasville, Georgia, minutes west of Atlanta, Georgia.
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