Introducing noaccordion’s Newest Collaborators.

Noaccordion will be releasing yet another LP “Surrender” on May 18 and new collaborators will be featured on it.

Among these collaborators are:

ALEKSANDRA DUBOV (featured on “Grow”)

Aleksandra is devoted to love. Her sounds are an expression of her heart through her voice. She is a teacher that co creates spaces for people to open into full truth.

http://www.aleksandradubov.com/

Aleksandra Dubov

 

 

SKIPWICKED of Indubious (featured on “Goodness Rise Again”)

SkipWicked is co-founder, vocalist, producer and bassist of the Reggae/Rock/Rootstronica touring act Indubious. Along with his brother Evan, Indubious has been performing, producing, and touring internationally for 10 years, sharing their mystic visions of unity, acceptance of all life brings – no matter the appearance – as a blessing and a lesson. Bringing foundational roots reggae into the crown chakra with shamanic understandings and translations of the universe’s complexities, Indubious continues to blur lines between palatable, danceable, and catchy songs, with the deep dub and esoteric electronic and jam spaces. Their visionary wordplay, mixed with fiery and impressive instrumentation has landed them accolades such as a Billboard charting of #6 for their last album “From Zero”.

For more on SkipWicked, and Indubious, visit them on social media, or at www.indubiousmusic.com

Skipwicked

 

 

eO (featured on “Quick Time”)

Eric Oberthaler [eO] is a S.F. Bay Area-based producer, composer, performer and director. Having earned his B.M. at Oberlin Conservatory (1993) and M.F.A. at CalArts (1996) – both in traditional music composition – he has since honed his skills in digital audio production, sound design, mastering, music direction, and live performance. His music is immersive, his style kaleidoscopic, and his tastes broad – bridging the music of many cultures and melting walls between genres. He is currently developing innovative adaptive music systems as a natural outgrowth of his unique compositional techniques and meta-stylistic music theory.

https://eomusic.bandcamp.com/

Eric Oberthaler

 

 

MIRACULAH (Michaelah Ivie) (featured on “The Cure”)

Miraculah has been cultivating her magic powers as a Wordgician and linguistic OptiMystic who uses word play for the re~programming of consciousness. Through her poWORDful linguistTricks and empoWORDing iMAGiCnation, she inspires and invents new ways of thinking and speaking.

Miraculah

 

Noaccordion in the art alley at how weird st fair in san franciso this sunday 12-8pm so come by and listen to music.

join us in the art alley this sunday, we will be playing off and on all day

1920562_695936433762240_2129174156_nTIME: May 4, 2014 at Noon
DESTINATION: A new way of thinking and living.
INFORMATION: http://HowWeird.org/
INSTRUCTIONS: Have Fun!

LOCATION: HOWARD & 2ND STREETS – 37°47’12.4″ N, 122°23’53.7″ W
DOWNTOWN SAN FRANCISCO, EARTH, SOL, MILKY WAY, UNIVERSE

Boarding commences at High Noon on May the Fourth.
Arrive early so that you do not miss any of the voyage.

Maximum fun can be achieved through acceptance and discovery of new and diverse things, as well as respect and appreciation for the unlimited creativity of the universe. In other words, be weird.

Fine tuned art and sound technology will be deployed to stimulate your mind, body, and soul. Music spanning the range of electronic music styles will provide an epic soundtrack for your dance through the cosmos.

How Weird is proud to host some of the best music and DJs on the planet for our journey into Outer Space. This year will feature 13 stages by Enchanted Forest, Muti Music, World Famous Productions, Symbiosis Gathering, Opel, Opulent Temple, Urge Productions, Space Monkeys, Pink Mammoth, SF House Music, Temple Nightclub, Pulse SF, Party Babas, Red Marines Festival, THINK YOU CAN DJ Game Show, The Boomtown Revue, Underground Nomads, Hookahdome, National Dance Week, SomaFM, and more. Come dance to the vibrations of peace!

Art Alley is in a new location this year, with expanded space and more art. Tehama Street, off of 2nd Street, will be filled with creativity and artistic delights, including live painting, exhibits, and interactive art murals.

what is noaccordion?

onah destroy accordionbooking:noaccordion@gmail.com

 

CONSTANT CREATIVE COLLABORATION

“embracing both the darkness and the light”

DiVine ParaDox

saCred  irreVerenCe

Noaccordion is what happens you take a Classical pianist, Jazz vocalist, and Latin American percussionist combined with a love for Electronic Dance Music and 20 years of UK/US Festival Culture. Noaccordion is the music produced by Onah Indigo(singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist) and her collaborators. Onah is a sonic and visual artist who has been based mainly in Italy, Britain and California. Noaccordion is a cross over project between acoustic and electronic instruments and features effected accordion, analog synthesizer, keys, electronic beats and bass, beat box, Latin American percussion, MC’s, trumpet and trippy female vocals. Noaccordion’s music has been described as “retro yet futuristic” and “full of hooks” that sounds as if Gogol Bordello, Gotan Project, Portishead and Nina Hagen all joined forces.

Noaccordion represents the Divine Paradox(the precious duality we navigate during our lives) that sometimes manifests as Sacred Irreverence. Often we are told not to do something that can spark our interest and frequently drive us even more to act upon the things that we have been prohibited from doing. Why are there so many signs telling us what not to do? Why is the media obsessed with bad news? Aren’t bad and good just two opposite ends of a descriptive scale and the point where good begins and bad ends is constantly shifting?

Noaccordion’s debut EP, entitled “Noaccordion” and described as if “the B52s meets Portishead”, was released in April 2010. Sean Ingoldsby(musician and sound engineer) co-produced the EP and hundreds of people attended the CD Release Party held in Ojai, California. A few months after the release party Onah moved to San Francisco to complete her Music and Architecture Degree at UC Berkeley and graduated in December 2011. Having lived most of her life in small towns, upon moving to the Bay Area she finally entered into a much larger and more vibrant music scene than she had ever experienced. Through local stellar jam sessions she met most of her new amazing musical collaborators who have helped add a whole new dimension to the Noaccordion sound. The second EP, entitled ”Almostallaccordion”, was produced in Oakland, California and released in April 2013. This EP, described as “gypsy electronica triphop”, takes Noaccordion’s sounds to another level as it blends electronic beats and bass with live Latin American percussion, tango with hip hop, punk with trip hop and gypsy with drum and bass. The second EP embraces new musical collaborators including Evan Fraser(master percussionist), Mastahlock(beat box), Taj Angelo(MC), Abai(electronic music producer), Chatter(MC), and Danny Cao(trumpet). As opposed to the debut EP that had one song with a dash of accordion, the second EP features the accordion on four out of six songs. Noaccordion was also featured on two compilation CDs last year: The single “Little Birdies” was released on the SG13 [Symbiosis Gathering Compilation CD Vol 1] and the single “Bella” was released on the Accordion Babes Pinup Calendar 2013 Compilation CD.

Noaccordion is currently in the final stages of producing a third EP entitled “Community” that will be released in April 2014.  This new EP embraces a “time traveler, tribal, triphop” vibe and features heavily effected vocals, peculiar harmonies, local MCs and many elements of Electronic Dance Music.

Noaccordion’s main musical influences have been British Electronica, Chopin, Debussy, Satie, Jazz, Lamb, Massive Attack, Tricky, Cocteau Twins, Propellerheads, Portishead, Drum n Bass, Trip Hop, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Tom Waits, B52’s, Bill Withers, X, Stevie Wonder, Thievery Corporation, Air, and Dan the Automator.

Although Onah has been playing keys and percussion for decades it wasn’t until she started playing the accordion that people began to have distinct opinions about one of her instruments. The accordion and its cultural heritage mesmerize most people but a few abhor its piercing tone and have asked her to disappear. She struggles with the fact that everybody wants to hear only the accordion, including her musical collaborators, and they seem to have lost interest in her other instruments. Her accordion is taking over her life at the moment and many times she has to stand her ground and say “No accordion today, I’m gonna play the keys instead!”

Onah was classically trained on the piano from the age of 5 yrs old but she quit studying in high school when her teacher refused to let her play pop music. She took a break from the piano and began writing songs on the guitar. While living in Britain, during most on the Nineties, she was formally trained as a sound engineer and began producing her own Electronic Music. During this time she also studied Latin American Percussion and performed a few years with Jam Samba “10 piece Brazilian Percussion Group” and Tommy Rhumba “6 piece Cuban Percussion Group”. Upon her return to the States in 2000 she started her study of jazz piano/vocals, became comfortable with improvising and began writing songs for keys and voice. In 2009 she was given her first accordion and taught herself to play. After years of practice, personal work, meditation and study, Onah has finally accepted her unique voice and has relaxed into a vocal channel that ranges from deep soulful sounds, operatic highs, and gritty mids.

 

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Onah Indigo-producer, keys, accordion, vocals, backing tracks

 

CURRENT COLLABORATORS

Mastahlock-beatbox, drum kit

Taj Angelo-MC

Chatter-MC

 

PAST COLLABORATORS

Mcat Spoony-bass

Evan Fraser-percussion, bass

Abai-beats

Joel Elrod- drums

Ander-bass/keys

Kashia-DJ, percussion

Danny Cao-trumpet

DJ Vader-backing tracks

Sean Ingoldsby-co-producer, guitar, bass

Brad Buley-drums

Dave Anter-bass

Greg Weisman-drums

Joel Doswell-drums

 

GENRES

world, gypsy, tribal, electronica, hip hop, trip hop, downtempo, punk, rock, nu wave, electropop, time traveler

 

DISCOGRAPHY

2010 EP “Noaccordion”

2013 EP “Almostallaccordion”

2013 Accordion Babes 2013 Compilation (featuring “Bella”)

2013 SG13 [Symbiosis Gathering Compilation Vol 1]

(featuring “Little Birdies”)