**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Los Angeles California, United States November 08, 2012 Music Release
Glittertown Records has set a November 23rd release date for the debut album, “Counter Clockwise”.
Velvet Symphony, which is the brainchild of composer/producer Ed Melendez, will feature an all instrumental ten track LP. Inspired by the classic progressive rock groups of the sixties and early seventies, such as Yes, Genesis, The Moody Blues, STYX and Kansas, as well as neo-progressive groups like: Marillion, Saga, Dream Theater and Porcupine tree.
This will be composer Edward Melendez’s first all instrumental art-rock album.
The ten track album will include music written, arrange and produced by songwriter Ed Melendez, who has been involved in music production for over the last twenty years. A self taught composer and recording engineer, Ed has produced and been a part of a number of independent musical projects. He has also composed several stage adaptation and has composed several scores for a number of videos game projects for video game developer baKno.
The work to create the album began in mid 2012, with the composing of ten short musical riffs. Ed Melendez then went back and added the layers and orchestrations to each of the ten riffs expanding them thematically both in length and in instrumentation. The composer’s progressive rock influences are clearly evident in each of the ten tracks.
Those joining Ed on the album include: Lead Guitar: Alexander Moss, Rhythm Guitar: Nicolas James, Acoustic Guitar: Dean Vincent, Bass: Walter Taylor, Hand Bells: Nancy Michaels, Strings: Madeleine Grace and Keyboards/Piano/Synth:Ed Melendez.
The first single which is accompanied by its own music video is: Going To Jupiter. An elaborate piece that explores quite a lot in just under 2:18. The rest of the album is heavily laid with grinding guitar leads, flowing melodies, and a tight rhythm section.
The musical elements of each of the ten songs are also quite unique. Each of the songs starts in one distinct style and leaves the listener in a very different place when finished.
To celebrate the release of “Counter Clockwise”, Velvet Symphony will be giving away a free copy of the album to the first ten email requests received each day between November 20th and 30th, 2012. So a free CD for each of the 10 days will be given out. Winners will have their choice of either a free MP3 download of the album, or they can be mailed a physical CD.
There will be much more to share as the album becomes available.
baKno launches Island Racer – Featuring Online Races and Infinite Tracks
Key Biscayne, FL Oct 10, 2009 in Gaming
[prMac.com] Key Biscayne, Florida – baKno, a game development studio offering fun and challenging online games for all ages, has launched its newest original game, Island Racer. Island Racer is a casual racing game that can be played solo, against the computer, or online against another player. The innovative design features randomly generated landscapes and tracks for on-road and off-road racing. Players select from different cars and colors to race in head-to-head competition.
The unique ability to generate new original landscapes and tracks, along with on-road and off-road options, offers infinite Island Racer track combinations for a new experience with every race. Slamming the opponent is allowed when playing against the computer or online against another player. Gamers will find Island Racer easy to play and full of exhilarating moments. The game also features original music and voice-overs created by Edward M. Melendez.
Pricing and Availability:
Island Racer is available as as free-to-try download from baKno Games website. Single seat licenses can be purchased for $19.95 (USD), and a promotional two-seat license is available for $29.95 (USD). Alternatively, Island Racer can be fully played by either purchasing Game Coins, or a Subscription Service. baKno’s software games are offered directly to customers as free-to-try downloads, along with free upgrades, secure payment, a 30-day money back warranty and diligent customer service.
Located in Key Biscayne, Florida, baKno was founded in 2006 by Andres Martinez who leads an active group of video game enthusiasts committed to developing new ways to offer fun, interactive and challenging software games for Mac OS X and Windows.
baKno Games releases PunkTrader 1.0 – Stock Trading Game
Key Biscayne, FL May 30, 2009 in Gaming
[prMac.com] Key Biscayne, Florida – baKno Games has announced PunkTrader 1.0, a stock trading game that allows to test any gamer’s trading skills on real historical stock market price movements. PunkTrader randomly picks one of the 20 most actively traded stocks and takes the gamer to 9:30 am Wall-Street time at the beginning of a random trading day within the last 5 years.
Once the game starts, the gamer battles against the price movements of the stock by buying and selling shares at will, and the sole objective is to make a profit. To do that, the gamer needs to use a keen predictive trader eye, and also a few assisting indicators included in the game such as moving averages, exponential averages, industry averages and trade volume. PunkTrader also includes original music from composer Edward M. Melendez.
* Mac OS X Version 10.2 or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* 23 MB Hard Drive space
PunkTrader is available for Mac OS X as well as Windows. Gamers can choose between three different game modes: Quick Play, Training and Career. In Career mode, PunkTrader saves the accumulated profit or loss at baKno’s servers, allowing the gamer to keep track of his/her trading performance, and compete for the wealthier position at the leader-board.
Pricing and Availability:
A full-featured demo version is available for download from the baKno website. Single seat licenses are priced at $19.95 (USD). There is also a promotional two-seat license available for $29.95 (USD).
Located in Key Biscayne, Florida, baKno Games was founded in 2006 by Andres Martinez who leads an active group of video game enthusiasts committed to develop new ways for fun, interactive and challenging software for Mac OS X and Windows.
baKno Games releases MacJong Solitaire Game
Key Biscayne, FL December 20, 2008 in Gaming
Key Biscayne, Florida – baKno Games has announced the release of MahJong. Artistic rendition of the classic solitaire game with random tile arrangements that gives you infinite possibilities for this Chinese-inspired favorite. Each tile is a beautiful, hand-designed work of art in baKno’s 3D. MahJong variation featuring board rotation and zoom. Outstanding musical contributions by composer Edward M. Melendez completes the experience that will transport you eastward.
Select and match pairs of open tiles to remove them from the board, exposing layers of tiles below for more matching. The goal is to match every pair to fully clear the board.
baKno releases new Xplorer hide-and-seek game for Mac and Windows
Key Biscayne, FL Oct 08, 2008 in Gaming
[prMac.com] Key Biscayne, Florida – baKno, a game development studio offering fun and challenging online games for all ages and every computer, announces the release of Xplorer for Mac and Windows on its website. Xplorer is a visually rich game in which the player navigates around the globe through a series of ten timed adventures. The hide-and-seek game features an original music score by composer Edward M. Melendez, producing captivating soundscapes to match the vibrant graphic quality.
Each level of Xplorer has a progressively challenging list of randomly selected hidden objects to uncover. Working against the clock, players search by navigating through the diverse progression of detailed scenes from locations around the world. Players can activate tools such as the magnifying glass and electronic detector for help in spotting hard-to-find objects. Each level can be replayed numerous times as the object list of more than 500 different items is randomly generated.
Pricing and Availability:
A free download of Xplorer’s full-featured demo version is available at the baKno games website. Single seat licenses can be purchased for $19.95 (USD), and a promotional two-seat license is available for $29.95 (USD). Like all baKno games, Xplorer is an installer-less application with an intuitive interface.
baKno’s software games are offered directly to customers as free-to-try downloads, along with free upgrades, secure payment, a 30-day money back warranty and diligent customer service.
Located in Key Biscayne, Florida, baKno was founded in 2006 by Andres Martinez who leads and active group of video game enthusiasts committed to developing new ways to offer fun, interactive and challenging software for Mac and Windows. All Material and Software (C) 2005-2008 baKno / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.