Preview: Alex Nackman – This Revolution


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New York City based Alex Nackman is no musical novice, having five albums under his belt as well as being a proficient writer and producer, and his work takes a further turn in his latest album “This Revolution“.

Taking influence from a plethora of ’90s sounds including Duran Duran, New Order, The Cure and U2, it’s no surprise that – despite the fact that you hear a strong guitar influence in his music – there’s also a lot of synthesiser goodness oozing through the soundscape.

Alex Nackman

Alex Nackman

Not to mention acoustic piano. Take a look at a snap of the gorgeous studio Alex works in and you’ll see a grand piano as well as assorted xylophones/glockenspiels. There’s definitely an Alesis synth floating around too.

Alex Nackman studio

Alex Nackman studio

Alex Nackman studio

Alex Nackman studio

One reviewer described This Revolution as “paced exceptionally well. Moving from one song to the next seems like a natural progression… There are a fair number of songs that immediately pull you in with either a really great drum groove, an interesting repeated melody line, or a combination of both.”

Another described it as “sonically full” with “an edge” and a sounds that’s “incredibly durable”.

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Get a taste of the album with the fourth track “Burn from the Rockets”:

This Revolution album cover

This Revolution album cover

Get loads more info on Alex Nackman’s YouTube channel, Facebook page and official web site.

Download the album from iTunes

For those itching to know about some of the gear that Alex uses, here we go:

  • Nord Electro 75
  • Mooger Vintage Synth
  • Summit Audio TLA-50 Compressor
  • Universal Audio LA-610
  • Neumann TLM67
  • Electro Harmonix Memory-Man Delay
  • Keeley OCD Pedal