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Gene Micofsky Releases Solo Debut Album “AMUSIA”

Friday, October 12th, 2018 — Today, singer/songwriter/producer, Gene Micofsky, shares his solo debut album, Amusia. Named after a term Micofsky extracted from Oliver Sack’s book, Musicophilia, Amusia is a disorder that effects the way people hear music.

 

Friday, October 12th, 2018 — Today, singer/songwriter/producer, Gene Micofsky, shares his solo debut album, Amusia. Named after a term Micofsky extracted from Oliver Sack’s book, Musicophilia, Amusia is a disorder that effects the way people hear music.

Listen to AMUSIA here!

Ironically, Amusia literally means a lack of music—notes are out of tune, music is flat, and no longer enjoyable—and is something Micofsky feels a slight version of this is temporarily experienced at various stages while making music. There are moments where you lose complete perspective on your own work, before ultimately tying it all together at the end.
Amusia touches on many universal themes—reflecting on the past, concerns for the future, death, loss, and the struggle for improvement both personally and culturally. The album was composed, arranged, and produced by Gene Micofsky himself at his home studio before taking it to either Speakeasy Sound or The People’s Music (both in Los Angeles) to add electric guitar, and call upon guest performances on drums, piano, and cello. The final album was engineered and mixed by Paul Redel and is set to release October 12th, 2018.

About: From street brawls to concert halls, Gene Micofsky’s story hits all the beats. Born in south Philadelphia to a modest but supportive blue-collar family, Gene experienced the less-savory aspects of inner-city life, such as stolen bikes and gang violence. Conversely, he was also exposed to a tightly-knit community that would be a lifelong influence. As a pre-teen, the family moved to the New Jersey suburbs. With less trouble to get into, Gene became obsessed with the electric guitar, specifically classic rock guitar heroes. Upon finishing high school, a burgeoning interest in jazz and classical music naturally lead to composition studies in college. Here everything came full circle: Gene was once again living in Philadelphia, but now writing concert music, scoring films, and thrashing out clubs with loud rock bands.

After relocating to Los Angeles, Gene Micofsky’s eclectic style has remained in tact; where he juggles songwriting, performing, composing and producing. His music draws from a wealth of genres culminating in a uniquely cinematic Americana sound. As a performer, he has shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Daniels Band, Little Big Town, Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols and many others. As a composer he has written music for Comcast, Lionsgate, Beats, Nike, Comedy Central and many more.


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