There Is No Sound in Space
100% OF ALL PROCEEDS FROM CD AND MP3 SALES DONATED TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 'James Sudakow is a unique and electrifying artist. His material is so affecting it's spellbinding...This artist has the potential to blow away just about any audience in the world.' Bernard Baur Contributing Editor - Music Connection Magazine Musician's Institute Faculty WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID ABOUT THE CD - QUOTES FROM REVIEWS: 'These instrumental tracks are really good songs, with slamming hooks and interesting structures...pretty damn hot! Cave17.com 'These compositions are fearless and fascinating' Paul Freeman, Staff Writer Palo Alto Daily News 'A CD specializing in instrumental rock mixed up with some hardcore industrial trimming, There is No Sound in Space is a real existential sounding album that will blow your mind' Robert Silverstein, editor Music Web Express 300 (mwe3.com) and 20th Century Guitar Magazine '...a unique listening experience...and an eclectic hybrid that works extremely well...fusing ambient vibes with industrial overtones.' Jon Neudorf: Sea of Tranquility, The Web Source for Progressive Rock 'Really nice, heady, spacey instrumental rock with cool, cerebral tracks with slight psychedelia (for) just the right amount of extra flavor. 5 stars!' LMNOP.com 'Sudakow is a fearless improviser and explorer that knows how to take his electric violin places where Jean Luc Ponty may have only seen in his dreams...this is stuff that will take you on a grand tour of left field.' Midwest Record.com 'It is extremely unlikely that you will have heard the violin utilized in such a way before as Sudakow wields it like Hendrix did with his white Strat to create some explosive effects that range from subtle melodies to chaotic riffing complete with wild distortion and feedback.' Dean Pedley: Sea of Tranquility, The Web Source for Progressive Rock 'Sudakow is a master of the electric violin joined with artistic flair of Zimmermann's powerful and versatile electric guitars. Together, they find intricate riffs and emotive chords. Riveting stuff.' The Valdosta Daily Times DISCOGRAPHY In January 2007, James completed his first solo all instrumental CD - GREEN - in which he created a unique sound - heavy and ambient - combining post progressive melodies, modern alternative rock, electronica, and the uniqueness of the electric violin. In January 2009, James released his second all instrumental CD - THERE IS NO SOUND IN SPACE - collaboratively with UNDER RADIO guitarist, Eric Zimmermann. This release continues to feature the melodic and viruostic electric violin in many styles and textures in tandem with electric guitar work while incorporating a heavy dose of industrial electronica rock. James was recently named on Music Connection Magazine's 2008/2009 'Hot 100' top independent artists in the United States. He has been featured in Music Connection, Relix Magazine, Jazz Magazine (Italy), Cadence, and Strings/Teen Strings Magazine. His music has received critical acclaim from numerous progressive rock, rock, jazz, and mainstream music magazines, websites, and e-zines nationally and globally and has been featured on compilation CDs produced by Relix, The Progressive Rock Hall of Fame, Jazz Magazine (Europe), and MuseGroup (Europe). James' music has also been used in MTV programs and has received radio play on a significant number of CMJ, progressive rock, and electronica radio programs. In addition, engaging high energy live shows with his trio in clubs and at music festivals have earned him high praise. BIOGRAPHY As a third generation violinist, James has been classically trained since the age of 4. Despite this classical upbringing, James is inherently drawn to Alternative Rock, Progressive Rock, Fusion, and Electronica - influenced by bands ranging from Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, Chemical Brothers, and System of a Down to Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pink Floyd, and King Crimson. James has adapted his classical training to significantly change the violin's sound, capabilities, and applications and has been influenced specifically by rock guitarists. These influences include Jimi Hendrix, Vernon Reid, John McGlaughlin, and Dave Navarro. Playing through a Marshall half-stack amplifier, James uses a combination of sounds ranging from clean melody lines to heavy rhythm sections to completely altered and distorted feedback and sound effects.