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ZEITLOS streaming preview

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Here is a ZEITLOS streaming preview, available from today until the digital release on iTunes & Amazon.com on Wednesday April 15th, which is also the day when this record will be available for sale the first time at the show @ Witzend Live!

I took great effort in the sonic qualities of this record … the composition, the performance & the instruments … soon also to be available on Vinyl.

Contributors to the indie gogo campaign will get a CD in the mail soon, plus a code for high resolution download to bridge the time until the Vinyl will arrive … Sorry for the long wait, but due to the high demand, the turnaround on pressing Vinyl these days is pretty long …

Check it out … forward it to your friends if you feel like it … if possible listen on good speakers or headphones to get the full sound quality … I am very proud of it & would love it if you give it a ride … this link will only work until April 15 … Free HD Streaming for a few days … If you are in the area please come to the show on Wednesday & pick up your copy of ZEITLOS … a very good sounding Venue … I’ll play my heart out … can’t wait …

Join us for a true Venice extravaganza!

Westminster Arts Club - Fine art and music - Michael Jost - Brian Mylius - Karen Criswell
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The first Westminster Arts Club in 2015 to open the Beyond Baroque Season will be
Thursday April 16 2015

Hosted by Brian Mylius (Art), Michael Jost (Music) & Karen Criswell (Video Art & Event production).

We again will have a very eclectic line up of musicians & artists to tickle your senses in this sweet venue … Please join us for this true Venice Extravaganza…

After a very successful last year we will take it up another notch in 2015 … confirmed so far:

MUSIC

SPIEL
(Michael Jost, Billy Stobo,
Barry Conley, Guido B.)
Isaac Irvin
Send Medicine
The Aliens

Future History - Brian Mylius

 
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Brian Mylius
 
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EVENT VENUE

Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, 90291

INFORMATION

7:00 PM: Doors open – Art on display throughout the night
8:00 PM: Let the music begin!

BY DONATION

$10 suggested donation at the door

ZEITLOS sliding scale Thursday is on now

BREAKING NEWS!!!
SLIDING SCALE Thursday is ON!!!
January 29th from 3PM-11PM; 8 hours ONLY!!!

zeitlos-release-concertA donation of $3-$11 will get you a ticket for Friday night’s performance. Just log on to www.konceptualart.com/events and click the “DONATE” button, (not the purchase tix button) fill in the amount you wish to donate, your contact info, etc., and you will be on the list for Friday night.

THIS IS AN 8 hr ONLY PROMOTION!! So, don’t miss your chance to get a cut rate ticket to one of the best shows in town.

Thanks for being such a great audience!! We look forward to the show on Friday and seeing all of you there!!!

Sincerely,
THE ZEITLOS TEAM

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ZEITLOS…timeless audacity…

Open Venice | January 2015 | Westminster Arts Club

When I first agreed to help produce the rollout for guitarist, Michael Jost’s, new album, ZEITLOS, it was scheduled for July 2014 in Venice. We had set the date, booked the venue, created the press releases, and I was furiously working on a documentary in Oklahoma when I got the call that he wanted to wait. It wasn’t quite “there” yet, he said.

Well, of course, the producer in me was like, “What!?”, which was quickly tempered by the artist in me that chastised the piece of my left brain that was barking inside my head about the change. It gently reminded me, something that needs constant reiterating…”great art, takes time”. And, in crafting ZEITLOS, taking the right amount of time has lead to an exquisite album, laced with a sense of traveling through landscapes of both subtle and mythic proportions.

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The Luthier

A video produced by Isaac Rodriguez about Tomas Delgado and his wonderful guitars … I am proud that Precious and I have a little part in it …

ZEITLOS Album Release Concert

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Friday, January 30, 2015; 7:30 PM
ZEITLOS, the latest album by legendary Venice Beach guitarist, Michael Jost, is due for release March 2015. A special event to finalize financing for the release is being held at the Electric Lodge with a line up of special guests; exclusive previews of the album, and accompanying music videos produced by Koncept Films.

With ZEITLOS, which translates from the German to mean “timeless”, Michael Jost has created a litany of tracks that take you on an delectable, audible journey. Influenced by his classical roots, the eclectic environment of Venice Beach, and the resurgence of analog recordings, Michael has crafted an album exquisite in its complexity. The title track, ZEITLOS, was recorded on one of his vintage guitars, a 1958 Goya. The album resonates, as well, with the gorgeous tones of handcrafted classical flamenco guitars created by Tomas Delgado of Candelas Guitars. These carefully crafted and chosen instruments serve to highlight Michael’s dedication to the purity and preservation of his craft.

Original cover art for the album is being designed and painted by local artist, Brian Mylius. His original art will be on display the evening of the event.

EVENT VENUE

Electric Lodge

INFORMATION

Doors Open 7:30 PM, Tickets $15

CONTACT

(818) 824-6652

TICKET PRE-SALES

www.konceptualart.com/events

ZEITLOS Album Finishing Funds

ZEITLOS, (“timeless”); personifies the music that emanates from legendary guitarist, Michael Jost.

Short Summary

“Hi, my name is Michael Jost, and I have created an album titled, ZEITLOS”.  These simple words in the video interview about this lovely new album do little to explain the depth of feeling that I have about this latest recording.  During travels between Europe and my home base of Venice Beach, CA, I have studied a variety of music and all it’s complexities, and am returning my sound to one that can only be honestly portrayed on vinyl.  Keeping true to the value of the beautiful, classical and vintage guitars that I have collected, I am dedicating my work to re-instate vinyl to it’s proper place in the world of music.  Like Neil Young, David Grohl, and countless others, I sincerely believe that analog recordings are the truest form of musical expression.  In pressing ZEITLOS to vinyl you will be helping me, and my friends; artist, Brian Mylius, and filmmaker, Karen Criswell, create a timeless piece of music that is, also, an exquisite work of art.
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Westminster Arts Club Live: Volume One

We are excited to release our first EP of live performances from Westminster Arts Club shows …released by Breakwater Records here it is. With stellar Performances by Suzy Williams, Michael Jost, Milo Gonzalez & Matthew DeMerritt … Thanks for supporting independent music … see you Friday November 7 @ Beyond Baroque … for WESTMINSTER ARTS CLUB IX.

WESTMINSTER ARTS CLUB LIVE: Volume One

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Live Performances from Westminster Arts Club Shows
@ Beyond Baroque in Venice, California from 2013 & 2014
Volume One released by Breakwater Records
Michael Jost: guitar
Suzy Williams: vocals
Milo Gonzalez: sitar
Matty D.: melodica
Buy the digital album for $5 or more on bandcamp …