Robert Soares

Robert Soares

Also known as Ambient Bob Soares
This performer (group) in the Internet:, Kaoma- Lambada (1989):, Method Of Defiance (2004):

Discography of Robert Soares:

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American/Brazilian label founder, producer, A&R, project coordinator, art director and writer. Soares began his career in New York City when recruited by [a=Jean Georgakarakos] as A&R for [l=Celluloid] Records in 1989.

During that year, he won a [l=CBS] Records, double platinum A&R award for his work on The Lambada: the dance music explosion in Europe - featuring [a226971] - which reached #1 in the European charts.

He coordinated vinyl-to-CD transfer on classic Celluloid albums and on those produced by [a=Alan Douglas]: [i]Memory Serves[/I] and [i]One Down[/I] by [a8796], [i]Hustler´s Convention[/I] by [a136274], the [i]World Destruction EP[/I] by [a26233], [i]Doriella Du Fontaine EP[/I] by Lightnin' Rod with [a=Jimi Hendrix], and [i]Suicide[/I], [a31055]'s debut album for [a=Marty Thau]´s Red Star Records, plus a 2xCD collection, [r1835168]. In 1992 he released four major Brazilian music albums in the U.S. through Celluloid's alternative imprints: [i]Daniela Mercury[/i], [i]Volkana - First[/i], [i]Heartbreakers - Blen Blen Club[/i], and [i]Canto Negro[/i] by tribal drumming pioneers [a=Ilê Aiyê] - featuring [a=Caetano Veloso] on vocals - portraying the futurist jungle/drum and bass movement to come.

In 1993 he founded the [l2650]/[l1089] imprints with bassist, producer [a=Bill Laswell] and executive producer John Matarazzo. The imprints released 21 CD's and, between 1998 and 1999, Soares and Laswell were to found [l=Ion] with executive producer, Norman Isaacs, and [l10617] with the Invasion Group Music Management. Between 1999 and 2003, he coordinated [l=Meta] in Europe shortly before his venture into conceiving fusions of drum and bass with established genres as a tool for new music.

In 2004, along with Bill Laswell and [a=Submerged], he created [a=Method Of Defiance]: a working method for artists to spontaneously blend electronic break beats and back beats with electric and acoustic instrumentation and forming a group under the influence of this method to redefine the dynamics of contemporary urban music such as jazz, punk and techno. The original group played their first two gigs in 2005 at [a=John Zorn]´s Stone Club in NYC, and consisted of [a=Dr. Israel]/vocals; [a=Graham Haynes]/trumpet; Bill Laswell/bass; Submerged/laptop break beats and [a=Guy Licata]/drums.

Between 2004 and 2008 he collaborated on the first, four projects under the banner of Method Of Defiance: [i]Brutal Calling[/I] with Bill Laswell vs Submerged; [i]Inamorata[/I] by Method Of Defiance featuring [a=Herbie Hancock], [a=Pharoah Sanders], John Zorn, [a=Masada String Trio], Graham Haynes, [a=Nils Petter Molvær], plus musicians from [a=Miles Davis]' electric period, in interaction with drum and bass artists Corrupt Souls, [a=Paradox], [a=Amit], [a=Evol Intent], [a=Black Sun Empire], (among others); [i]Profanation - Preparation For A Coming Darkness[/I] by [a=Praxis] featuring [a=Future Prophecies], [a=Rawthang] and [a=Monkey & Large] on break beats with [a=Iggy Pop], [a=Mike Patton], [a=Serj Tankian], (among others); and [i]Lodge[/I] featuring [a=Fanu] on breaks and downtempo beats, Graham Haynes and Nils Peter Molvaer on trumpets, [a=Bernie Worrell] on keyboards and Bill Laswell on bass.

Soares left Laswell's crew in 2008. Currently residing in Berlin, he has been engaged with reissuing the works of the Subharmonic/Strata catalog; developing a chronological box set consisting of sound designs and tunes by [a=Josh Clark (2)] during his collaborative periods with [a=Rob F] and [a=Telemetrik] as a founding member of [a=Sinthetix] and [a=Corrupt Souls], respectively, and continuously composing literature based short stories as scores for music.

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