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Synthetic to Organic: Citadel guitarist takes you from distant space to the desert sands!

Posted in CD, Citadel, citadelband, citadelmusic, citadelofficial, citadelsongs, download, folk rock, folkprog, Guitar, harmonizer, indie, loop, looper, loopfest, looping, Looptober, lyrics, music, prog, progfolk, rejyna, solo, vocal, y2k loopfest with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 10, 2014 by Citadel

Citadel guitarist/vocalist Rejyna, offers two more fresh songs from her new CD, IDIO.
‘Mandolian Mirage’ is a mando-laced folk-rock piece that transforms you into a nomad, blissfully roaming the desert sands.  ‘Galactic Projectories’ is an android-voiced rock anthem casting you as the last organic human to narrowly escape from assimilation by thrusting yourself into deep space.

Both cuts are from Rejyna’s new CD, IDIO, available at cdbaby.com/cd/rejyna3   Rejyna is a live-looping artist who uses pedals and effects with her voice, guitar, synth guitar and drums to create lush songs that sound like a full ensemble.  Her work in the band Citadel gives her a prog-metal and folk-world edge that slices nicely thru her solo presentation featuring a diverse palette of song stylings.

GALACTIC PROJECTORIES
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LYRICS:

“Imagine you are the only human who is not sync’d to the galactic mainframe.  It’s against the law to be an ‘organic’ – to be without cyber implants, nanotech plasma pumps and A.I. i/o – – – and you’re on the run…”

Long are the days
in the dark on the run
Star upon star
rendering dawns with no suns

Outlawed and betrayed
and bountied and shunned
Off-grid genetic codes,
the damage is done –

Gaze into the null of the void
Swim in the slicing silence of space,
last of your kind, last hope for your race

Beyond the stars, beyond the sky
Beyond the earth, beyond the light

Cascading nebula rainbows of light
Outside space, between fire and ice
Endless horizon line, light-speed wave ride
Surfing and sailing anomaly tides

Cold ironsides with arrays of pulse guns
Laser guides, crew AI, replicant sons
Solitude, servitude, sterile and sanctified
Frantic and fraught, fretting with compromise

Wake in a state of delusional dreams
Nothing perceived is as it would seem
Studied and probed, abducted, displayed
Galactic projectories or cerebral charade?

Beyond the stars…

MANDOLIAN MIRAGE
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LYRICS:

Sand fills the day’s horizon line,
there’s not much time
until the colder nights arrive
and white Winter stars align, a sign…

Enticed mandolian mirage,
safe passage through the tempest

The sky, the silence
The day, no shade
The night wind violently
etches furrows in my face

Gitano gently luring
sweet sounds surround
a solemn sunset in the sands

See what you are
in echoes of an army of guitars
Mirrors from sand,
silvered glass in the nomads land

Dance, dance
Renounce the silence with your hands
Sing, play
Our voices amend night into day

The mind, the vision
The heart in hand
Reflection enduring
Slake essence alluring

The sky, the silence
The day, no shade
The night wind violently
erases footsteps without a trace

Enticed mandolian mirage,
dream salve soothes chafe and chaff
and strums reflect like water flowing…

TECH TIDBITS: All music recorded using multiple memory slots on one Digitech JamMan Solo, vocals sung thru a DigiTech Vocalist Live Pro, loops stitched and massaged in SoundForge.  No midi guitars or synths were used on these songs.  All musical sounds are acoustic guitars (Ovation and Yamaha) thru the Boss GT3 effects board, and drums are played on a Yamaha DD55.  No tape machines, virtual multi tracks or DAW’s were harmed (nor used) in the making of these recordings – this is indie DIY…enjoy.

From the CD, IDIO, by Rejyna

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Warning: Live Loops Ahead…


http://cdbaby.com/cd/rejyna3

c. Rejyna Douglass-Whitman  (BMI)

Published by W.E./Citadel of Cynosure Productions (BMI). All Rights Reserved.  Unauthorized duplication, repurposing, exhibition or performance is prohibited by US and international copyright laws.  Citadel is a registered US Tradename, used herein with exclusive permission.

Rejyna tours annually every October as part of the LoopFest concert circuit from Seattle to Long Beach and beyond.  A prolific poet, artist, composer and producer, she also works in the film and print industries and performs regularly in and around Los Angeles.
http://facebook.com/rejynamusic
http://reverbnation.com/rejyna
http://soundcloud.com/rejyna
http://twitter/rejyna
http://youtube.com/rejyna

‘Common Voice’ from the new IDIO CD!

Posted in acoustic, Balladeer, Boss Gt-3, CD, Citadel, CITADEL® Online, citadelband, CITADELLE, citadelmusic, citadelofficial, citadels, citadelsongs, CIUDADELA, Cynosure, 砦の, 碉堡, dd-55, digitech, digitech jamman, Digitech Jamman Solo, download, drums, folk rock, folkprog, gt3, Guitar, harmonizer, indie, 요새, live looping, loop, looper, looping, lyrics, mg82cx, music, Ovation, prog, rejyna, Roland, solo, song, The Citadel, thecitadel, The_Citadel, Uncategorized, vocal, Vocalist Live Pro, yamaha, ZITADELLE, الأمواج with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 5, 2014 by Citadel

Citadel band member, Rejyna, has uploaded a 2nd song from her new CD, IDIO, titled ‘Common Voice’

Hear the song here:
Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rejyna/common-voice-go-easy
ReverbNation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/rejyna/song/22180153-common-voice

Rejyna notes, “this is a fun song to play and the words hold a lot of meaning for me.  We have choices and freedoms that many do not and the lyrics to this song remind me to stay active, stay vigilant, stay alert and above all – add my common voice to the cry for liberty for all – and of course, the guitarist in me loves playing the shred leads between acoustic rhythms – and playing the drums and having the looper repeat what I play is something that appeases the novice drummer in me…”

01 – Common Voice (Go Easy)
There was a time
when the common voice among us
had no chance to dare a king
Dreams and wondering
were smothered into suffered silence
subjugated by imperial strings 

Now’s the time
for the common voice among us
to challenge netharias kings
Songs and sidewalk speeches
struggle to abate the silence,
to stay the liberated from surrendering 

Do we see it’s all all right? 
Do we see it’s all of light?

Still the surf and the noble
share a common threat
as our homeworld
suffers from neglect –

Easy, go easy
Say you want to love
Say you are for love

Right now, shout it out,
roundabout, all around the world.
Write it down, right it out,
your mind light can shine now.

Make your rhyme outside time
Speak your mind
to eyes blinded by the fright
Use, lose, abuse
or choose to unite
There are no second chances
to roll the liberty dice…

Music recorded using multiple memory slots on one JamMan Solo, Vocals sung thru an SM57 DigiTech Vocalist Live pro and tracked on a DigiTech GNX4, loops stitched and massaged in SoundForge.

From the CD, IDIO, by Rejyna
http://cdbaby.com/cd/rejyna3
c. Rejyna Douglass-Whitman  (BMI)

Published by W.E./Citadel of Cynosure Productions (BMI). All Rights Reserved.  Unauthorized duplication, repurposing, exhibition or performance is prohibited by US and international copyright laws.

“Looking For You” from the new CD, IDIO

Posted in acoustic, CD, Citadel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2014 by Citadel

Just Uploaded to ReverbNation, now you can listen to the full song “Looking For You
from the new CD ‘IDIO’ by Citadel guitarist/vocalist, Rejyna.  

Citadel’s Rejyna at Romancing the Bean | Burbank Ladies Night Out

Posted in acoustic, Citadel, citadelband, citadelsongs, concert, drums, folk rock, folkprog, Guitar, harmonizer, indie, looper, looping, lyrics, music, rejyna, solo, Uncategorized, vocal, Vocalist Live Pro, Whitman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 18, 2014 by Citadel

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Every last Friday of the Month is Ladies Night Out in Burbank!  Featuring Live Music, Food Trucks, Discounts, Wine & Cheese, Henna, Local Artisans and More!

Rejyna performs a set from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. featuring her original songs and unique versions of her favorite cover songs.  Using state-of-the-art electronics, Rejyna creates ‘song paintings’ layered live while-you-watch.  Nothing is pre-recorded.  Using guitar, her voice and electronic percussion with harmonizers, loopers and effects, Rejyna creates the sound of a full band.  Her show is full of complex musical parts and four-part vocal harmonies and covers styles from folk to rock and beyond.  Rejyna is also part of the band, Citadel, who has been performing and recording since 1980.  She is a laid-back professional with a personable, humorous approach to inspiring and entertaining audiences and other performers.  She has also hosted various open mic nights in Ohio and California and enjoys encouraging new performers, both young and old, to get in on the fun of playing music and writing songs.  She teaches guitar and computer programs and enjoys working in print, film and video.

ROMANCING THE BEAN  3413 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank, California 91505 – (818) 845-2326

Here’s one of Rejyna’s songs ‘Many Struggles (By Design) performed at the Y2K13 International Live Looping Fest:

Here’s Rejyna’s version of ‘Old Fashioned-Love Song’ (by Paul WIlliams) using a midi guitar:

Here’s one of Rejyna’s original instrumental songs, ‘Happy Hands’:

Form More Info:
http://rejyna.com
http://cdbaby.com/artist/rejyna
http://romancingthebeancafe.com
http://ladiesnightoutburbank.com for more info.

Photo by Jazmyn Whitman – https://www.facebook.com/jazmynmariemedia

Citadel’s Rejyna Returns To Treasures Roadhouse!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2013 by Citadel

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Saturday, December 21st
Doors Open at 6:30, Show Starts at 7pm
TREASURES ROADHOUSE, 2908 Freedom Blvd., Watsonville, CA

REJYNA:
Returning to Treasures following a well-received set at the Y2K13 Live Looping Fest in October, Rejyna will perform solo using innovative technology for a full band sound – NO pre-recorded samples or backing tracks. 

Singing, playing acoustic and midi (synth) guitar and electronic drums; she uses loopers, effects and harmonizers to evoke lush, layered compositions built in layers in front of the live audience. Her exploration of rock, prog, folk, metal and world genres often merge these styles into thematic ‘sonic cinema’ song forms. 

Rejyna sprinkles elaborate vocal harmonies into her lyrics about following our dreams, hyper-awareness, self-reflection and hope as a choice.

Rejyna – http://www.reverbnation.com/rejyna

IAN BELL
Ian Bell was born in 1968 in Hillingdon, West London. A self taught musician, he received his first guitar at ten, and he said it took him until twenty to get it back in tune. Inspired by the singer/songwriter tradition including Tom Waits and early Bob Dylan, he left the U.K for the U.S. in 2002. Recognized for his raw honesty and powerful acoustic performances, Bell is of the philosophy “if it sounds right, it is right.” 

His debut EP, Chameleon Skin, features a selection of five compositions written over a period of about a year. The title track, Chameleon Skin touches on the double edged sword of connection and conformity. Our uniquely human ability to reinvent ourselves to experience a sense of belonging even at the cost of our own individuality. 

Ian Bell – http://www.reverbnation.com/ianbellacoustic

Saturday, December 21st
Doors Open at 6:30, Show Starts at 7pm

Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
http://treasuresroadhouse.com
All Ages, Free Parking

Full Details: http://www.reverbnation.com/show/11981345

3 Songsmiths: Mark, Joe and Rejyna

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2012 by Citadel

Mark See, Joe Rollin Porter and Rejyna are bringing their songs to Java Central. You’ll get a good mix of guitar-based music styles while you enjoy excellent baked goods, exquisite java beverages and smoothies, and the family-friendly atmosphere of Java Central Cafe in Uptown Westerville.

Support the Independent Artists and the Venues!
Show starts at 7:00 p.m. – All Ages – No Cover – Bring the family!
Java Central, 20 S State St Ste B, Westerville, Ohio

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Mark See

Mark See is a singer, songwriter, guitarist that has played around Columbus for many years.  His style is a mix of rock, pop, blues, and country with a few jazz chords thrown in to mix things up.  He has played primarily in his own band Creatures Of Habit, but has a history of sitting in with other bands for extended times.  He has one full length CD called Creatures Of Habit and a four song EP called Trinkets.  He is currently at work on his next CD, tentatively called Nickles And Dimes and feels that this will be his best work yet!  You can find and contact Mark on Facebook and MySpace at http://myspace.com/creaturesofhabitmarksee

 

Joe Rollin Porter’s fingerstyle acoustic guitar playing and vocals transcend genre and style, viscerally connecting with music lovers of widely diverging tastes.  His live performance can bring a room full of loud distracted drinkers to a hushed silence, hanging on every note.  The music primarily consists of Joe’s own arrangements of traditional American folk songs, with a dose of early rural blues and an occasional dash of Celtic flavor as well.  The end product is truly unique. 

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Joe Rollin Porter

Joe does not attempt to “authentically” replicate old-time music. Nor does he try to modernize the old songs to make them appeal to contemporary commercial tastes.  Rather, after years of absorbing and internalizing traditional folk music, the songs flow out as natural self-expression.  The result is an individual artistic statement that injects new life and energy into the folk tradition, keeping the heritage alive and growing.

If you don’t care about any of that, but you like great fingerstyle guitar playing, or simply enjoy high quality entertainment, Joe provides that too.  Find out more about Joe at http://joerollinporter.com/http://cdbaby.com/cd/jrporter

 

 

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Rejyna

Rejyna is a composer and performer who has played in several bands, including her own band, Citadel, which has released several CD’s that mix rock, progressive, folk and metal.  Citadel formed in Ohio after being chosen for the first QFM Hometown album.  The band ventured to Los Angeles and continued to perform and release albums, co-producing the first progressive rock festival: ProgFest.  In additon to music, Rejyna is also active in film, video and literature.  She has worked on the restoration of many films including Star Wars, James Bond, and several Disney animated features.

As a solo musician, Rejyna uses her acoustic guitar with various pieces of technology that enable her to present the sound of several players on stage.  She doesn’t use pre-recorded backing tracks – instead, she uses loopers and vocal harmonizers to weave intricate songs in real-time.  Creating layered sonic acoustic rock music in front of live audiences, Rejyna’s songs can be soft and tranquil, loud and fast or a mix of all these elements.  Her song structure ranges from simple to complex.  Rejyna cites several influences including Jethro Tull, Rush, Al DiMeola, Yes, Kansas, Shadowfax, Seals and Crofts, Poco, Gentle Giant, Dave Mason, Dan Fogelberg, CSNY, Ambrosia…

Rejyna recently recorded a live show and released it on CD, featuring acoustic versions of several songs from the Citadel repertoire alongside previously unreleased original material.  She is currently performing in and around the central Ohio area and plans to release another solo CD after finishing her work on the upcoming Citadel CD.  You can find Rejyna in several places online: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, ReverbNation – and her personal website is http://rejyna.com , and her music is at http://cdbaby.com/cd/rejyna  as well as on iTunes, eMusic, Amazon, Napster and many other online retailers.

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Demonstrations using a midi guitar with a looper & a vocal harmonizer

Posted in band, Citadel, CITADEL® Online, citadelband, CITADELLE, citadelsongs, CIUDADELA, Cynosure, 砦の, 碉堡, Digitech Jamman Solo, Digitech Vocalist Live 3, folk, Godin Freeway SA, indie, 요새, music, цитадель, prog, Progfest, song, The Citadel, Whitman, ZITADELLE, الأمواج with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by Citadel

Citadel guitarist/composer Rejyna demonstrates in two recent videos, how a solo performer can sound like more than one person.  In these Citadel ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos – instead of using pre-recorded tracks – Rejyna creates her accompaniment live and ‘on-the-fly’

Using the Godin Freeway SA (Midi or Synth guitar) with the Roland GR-20 synth guitar pedal, a Digitech JamMan Solo looper and a DigiTech Vocalist Live 3, Rejyna runs through renditions of her Citadel songs ‘Stygian Barque’ (aka ”Baroque Ballad Barque’) and ‘Another’ (aka ‘Soft Rock Another’)

“Stygian Barque” is featured on the Citadel CD’s “The Citadel of Cynosure & Other Tales” and is also on ‘D’ANthologie 2 ~ Crosses or Crowns?”  with ‘Another’both of which are available on CDBaby at http://cdbaby.com/artist/citadel as well as on iTunes, eMusic, Amazon and other sites.

Stygian Barque: The metaphor of a boat (barque) sailing on the river Styx presents a message of internal struggle, with a merging of the heart and mind as the dream solution.

Another: Day after day, night after night, year after year – ever feel stuck in a cycle?  Rainbows are waiting in the dawn in Another Dream Away…

You can hear these songs live by following Citadel on Facebook http://facebook.com/citadelprog or by checking Rejyna’s solo performance schedule, Rejyna is at http://facebook.com/citadelsongs

Citadel ® is a registered US tradename, used with exclusive permission.
© W.E./Citadel of Cynosure Prod (BMI) – Posted by content authors and owners. All Rights Reserved. Do not duplicate or re-distribute without the authors written authorization. 

iTunes has Citadel here:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/citadel/id206493356
and the most recent Citadel CD is here:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/danthologie-2-crosses-or-crowns/id320727450

Look for “Citadelsongs’ on Twittter, YouTube and MySpace and check out these links for more Citadel:

http://citadelband.com
http://citadelmusic.org
http://citadelsongs.com
http://ilike.com/artist/citadel
http://reverbnation.com/citadel
http://facebook.com/citadelprog