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Heads Down's Christopher Tubbs talks to Robert Owens, the most famous male voice in House music. They talk Larry Heard, Fingers Inc, playing at Chicago's legendary Muzic Box, the importance of respecting your audience and the making of Owen's new album 'Art'.
Sun, 14 Nov 2010  /  1 Comment
Ahead of his new album 'Art', Robert Owens offers a free download.
"If God could sing, he would sound like Robert Owens." ID Magazine
After Robert Owen's 2008 album Night-time Stories on Compost, which featured 11 new tracks by 11 different producers, latest album 'Art' has four producers over 19 songs, to get a stronger homogeneous album in various moods and tempos. Alongside his friend and house pioneer Larry Heard (Fingers Inc), Atjazz, Beanfield and Show-B, all approved and respected producers for working with vocals, able to slow it down or keeping the emotional house vibe at attested bpm’s. Art offers not only more songs, but it also offers more variety. Vault 1 contains the down to midtempo more reflective tunes, while Vault 2 moves through Robert’s house history in the old and new school vein.
Robert Owens: "Art for me is about people that I’ve met throughout my life around the world or conversations with people, they created thoughts and emotions in my mind and I look at each thought as a painting, a canvas filled with all kind of feelings and emotions. From the vault of the gallery in my mind, each song is an artistic expression of feelings and emotions of mixed people I've met in my life. Art is something that has no price tag on it, some historic moment and a value in my life, it ´s almost a gift."
Robert Owens' 'Art' is released via Compost Records
on 29th November 2010.