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  • Bavaria
    A New Project from John Tejada and Kimi Recor
    To Release Debut Album
    We’ll Take a Dive
    February 11, 2014 on n5MD
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    LOS ANGELES, CA – November 27, 2013 – Electronic musician John Tejada and vocalist Kimi Recor have teamed up for a full album of darkly hued electronic pop under the name Bavaria. The album, We’ll Take a Dive, is scheduled for a February 11, 2014 release on the Oakland, California-based n5MD record label. It will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally. To learn more please visit http://n5md.com/artist/Bavaria.

    While We’ll Take a Dive is the first album for the duo’s newly cemented partnership, they have appeared as guests on each other’s releases for nearly a decade. The duo decided to exclude any extraneous instrumentation so that Tejada could focus solely on his modular synth programming while Recor took on the role to provide that all-too-vital human element by way of her silky vocal delivery. In theory, We’ll Take a Dive might sound like an exercise in minimalism, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The album highlights the duo’s deftness in getting maximum use from their instruments of choice while creating a superb offering with its own unique strain of tension and restraint.

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    The name “Bavaria” comes from Tejada and Recor sharing a commonality of similar childhoods that tie them to the Bavarian region of Germany. John Tejada, son of an Austrian father and American mother, came to the United States from Vienna, Austria at age eight. Kimi Recor, daughter of a German mother and an American father, moved to the United States at age twelve from Bad Aibling, Bavaria. The two flourished in the musical arts, developing extensive backgrounds in musicianship, songwriting, and live performance.

    John Tejada is an electronic musician, producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist with an acclaimed resume of releases to his credit. Having founded his own Los Angeles-based record label, Palette Recordings, he has produced a multitude of catalogue hits since the label’s early beginnings in 1996. His most recent accomplishments include the single “Somewhere” (2013, Kompakt), a full-length album entitled The Predicting Machine (2012, Kompakt), and a series of collaborative EPs.

    Kimi Recor is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who has recorded and toured with numerous bands over the years. Draemings, her current solo project, illustrates her immense talent, both sonically and vocally, for astonishing listeners by defying expectations. Her voice is of a singularizing purity that remains untainted by most associated trends heard in contemporary vocalism, and it has an emotional drive that resonates with honesty.

    Tejada and Recor have a musical partnership that spans over a decade. Their first project was on John’s album Logic Memory Center (2004, Plug Research) where Recor provided vocals on the track “Strange Creatures.” Recor also appeared on “Stabilizer” from Tejada’s The Predicting Machine. Over the years, they have recorded numerous pieces together between their own primary projects and finally realized that it was time for them to commit their efforts to a serious collaboration for a full-length release.

    n5MD is a record label currently based in Oakland, CA. Initiated in 2000 by Mike Cadoo, the label has gone on to be one of the premier DIY/indie labels for more emotive styles of contemporary music.
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    LINKS:
    • n5MD’s Bavaria artist page – http://n5md.com/artist/Bavaria
    • n5MD’s We’ll Take a Dive release page – http://n5md.com/discography/222/Well-Take-a-Dive
    • n5MD Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/n5Mafia
    • Bavaria Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/wearebavaria
    • Bavaria Twitter – https://twitter.com/bavariamusic
    • Bavaria Instagram – http://instagram.com/bavariamusic
    • Bavaria Bandpage – https://bavaria.bandpage.com
    • n5MD SoundCloud album playlist for Bavaria’s We’ll Take a Divehttps://soundcloud.com/n5md/sets/bavaria-well-take-a-dive/s-CNSoB

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    For more information, photos, to schedule an interview, or request the EPK (w/320K Mp3 download), please contact Green Galactic’s Lynn Tejada at 213-840-1201 or lynn@greengalactic.com.

    jtejada3Bavaria (Kimi Recor and John Tejada)
    Photo credit: Juan Mendez // Silent Editions
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    Posted on January 15th, 2014 lynn-hasty No comments

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