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To Dream Perchance To Loop…

Posted in concert, festival, live looping, music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2015 by Citadel

“Loopfests are today’s definitive non-genre-based celebration of creative sonic expression – and I am very honored to be included somewhere between the loop-newbies and the pioneers of loop-history…”   Rejyna

This Looptober has been packed with festivals up and down the western edge of the USA. From Colorado and Nevada to Washington and Oregon, live looping artists have presented their personal brand of loop-based music.

This week and coming weekend, California hosts the 15th Y2K International Live Looping Festival, and the following Wednesday and Thursday, Long Beach hosts the SoCal Loopfest.

Rejyna will perform her set as part of the Y2K International Live Looping Festival on Sunday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. at the TANNERY WORLD DANCE & CULTURAL CENTER, 1060 River Street #111, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060.

Rejyna will kick off the 2nd night of the SoCal Loopfest on Thursday October 29th at 7:00 p.m. at DiPIAZZA’S, 5205 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804.

Rejyna's Looptober Shows

Rejyna’s Looptober Shows

Rejyna’s YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/rejyna) features several of her loop-based songs from her solo CD’s “Solo Sojourn Live” and “IDIO” which can be purchased at the shows and online at:

CDBabyhttp://cdbaby.com/artist/rejyna
Bandcamphttp://rejyna.bandcamp.com/releases
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Rejyna_Idio?id=Bkm3flebgdlrhazqwtqjusmy34y
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/idio/id942318560
Amazon: http://amazon.com/dp/B00PPR0VJI/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_5nSPvb0PFE6MD

Rejyna can be followed on many social and music networks, including:

Facebookhttp://facebook.com/rejynamusic
Twitterhttp://twitter.com/rejyna
SoundCloudhttp://soundcloud.com/rejyna
ReverbNationhttp://reverbnation.com/rejyna
Spotifyhttps://play.spotify.com/album/2VQjPIc0aCTqZwQl2YiByT
Rhapsodyhttp://www.rhapsody.com/artist/rejyna/album/idio
Digitech Artistshttp://digitech.com/en-US/artists/rejyna

The Y2K International Live Looping Festival is celebrating their 15th year with performances from an impressive list of live looping artists from all over the globe:
Rick Walker (USA)
Andrew Aldridge (Canada)
ANI (USA)
Aram Shelton (USA)
Bill Walker (USA)
Cabezas De Cera (Mexico)
Cian (Mexico)
Cindy Sawprano (USA)
Daniel Thomas (USA)
DARKROOM (England)
ECNEGRU (France)
Entertainment for the Braindead (Germany)
Fabio Anile (Italy)
GAEA (USA)
Gary Regina (USA)
Giacomo Fiore (Italy)
Goh Nakamura (USA)
Henry Plotnick (USA)
Hobbs (USA)
John Connell (USA)
Josh Elliott (USA)
Jules Arindam (USA)
Lance Glover (USA)
Lucid Brain Integrative Project (France)
MandoMan (Japan)
Michael Mullen’s Trio Of One (USA)
Noah Peterson (USA)
Oa (Matt Davignon + Hugh Behm-Steinberg)
Per Boysen (Sweden)
Phil Clevenger (USA)
Philipp Zuercher (Switzerland)
Randolf Arriola (Singapore)
Rejyna (USA)
SA (Singapore)
SHORES OF LATENCY (Emmanuel Reveneau + Laurie Amat)
Steve Moyes (Wales)
Ted Killian (USA)
The Stochastics (USA)
Complete information can be found at: Y2K International Live Looping Festival

The SoCal Loopfest will present performances from:
Noah Peterson – San Antonio, TX
Josh Elliott – Tomah, WI
ecnegrU – Nanes, France
Tigr Hors – Columbus, OH
Steve Moyes – Gillingham, Medway, England
Robert Matheson – St. George, UT
Steuart Liebig – Los Angeles, CA
Cabezas de Cera – Mexico City, Mexico
Shores of Latency – Providence, RI & Paris, France
Just Alliance – Las Vegas, NV
Rejyna – Los Angeles, CA
Son Fish – Turlock, CA
Joseph Soul – Irvine, CA
Zack Walters – Long Beach, CA
Alissa Vox Raw – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Entertainment for the Braindead – Berlin, Germany
Aldo Caldo – Austin, TX
Cian – Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
The Electric Noodle – San Francisco, CA
riz orkestra – Los Angeles, CA
Complete information can be found at: SoCal Loopfest

In the following ‘how-to loop’ tutorial videos, Rejyna adds text to explain the various pedal switches she uses to create her original songs:
Common Voice

Looking For You

Jorie Green Thumb (Song For Mom)

For those interested in looping, Rejyna also published a comprehensive review of her looper-of-choice at http://www.amazon.com/review/R3OFOFY7M5IQGO

All Material is © Rejyna
℗ W.E./Citadel of Cynosure Productions
All Rights Reserved

Rejyna 2015 Looptober Shows!

Posted in concert, live looping, loop, looper, loopfest, Looptober, music, stomptember with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Citadel

See Citadel guitarist/vocalist, Rejyna, perform songs from her newest solo CD ‘IDIO’ live at this years’ Looptober shows:

October 23-26 – Santa Cruz – Y2K15 International Live Looping Festival – Y2K International Live Looping Festival

October 28-29 – Long Beach – SoCal Loopfest – SoCal Loopfest 2015

Rejyna Looptober 2015 Tour Poster

Rejyna Looptober 2015 Tour Poster

Rejyna’s rig includes 5 sync’d DigiTech JamMan Solo XT’s loopers, a DigiTech Vocalist Live Pro, a Boss GT3, a Roland GR-20, a Yamaha DD55 and her Godin Spectrum midi synth guitar.  You can see her rig in action on her YouTube videos: Rejyna’s Looper Rig Videos

‘IDIO’ features rock, folk, metal, prog and world styles with adventurous guitars, emotional vocals, tasty drums and percussion, and lyrics of reflection – spiced with social topics and sprinkled with hope!

The music of IDIO was spontaneously recorded on a single DigiTech JamMan Solo.  Nothing was written in advance, and yet, after creative stitching in SoundForge and with the addition of Rejyna’s voice and lyrics, the result is cohesive and directional – even if no two songs sound like they’re from the same genre!

IDIO is available on CD and Download at CDBaby, Amazon, eMusic, iTunes, 7Digital, Tradebit, Google Play – and the list goes on…

Your support of indie music is the only thing that keeps it alive, buy IDIO at these sites:

IDIO on Google Play
IDIO on CDBaby
IDIO on iTunes
IDIO on eMusic
IDIO on Amazon

For the budget minded, Rejyna is also offering IDIO on Bandcamp for a limited time at $5 for all 16 songs:

Rejyna on BandCamp

You can also check out Rejyna’s songs and videos at these sites:

Rejyna on YouTube

Rejyna on SoundCloud

Rejyna at ReverbNation

Rejyna on Spotify

Rejyna on Rhapsody

Rejyna is also a proud part of the DigiTech Artist Family

Rejyna: DigiTech Artist

Contact Rejyna here: Email Rejyna and find Rejyna on

Facebook: Rejyna on Facebook

Twitter: Rejyna on Twitter

and many other sites.

Rejyna's 'IDIO' Album Cover

Rejyna’s ‘IDIO’ Album Cover

‘ugly bags of mostly water’

Posted in acoustic, Boss Gt-3, CD, Citadel, Cynosure, Digitech Jamman Solo, drums, folk, folk rock, folkprog, Guitar, live looping, loop, looper, loopfest, looping, Looptober, lyrics, music, prog, Progfest, progfolk, rejyna, solo, vocal, Whitman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2014 by Citadel

We were called ‘ugly bags of mostly water’ in a Star Trek episode (‘Home Soil’)* and this aptly describes what unifies us as a species. Without water, we all die. Regardless of skin color, flag or theology and in spite of borders, barriers and bigotry. Water unites us. I use this metaphor to represent my belief that our species can choose to see beyond that which divides us. A bonus is at the end when I put forth my best Jean-Luc Picard impersonation…Happy listening to all my global brother and sister water bags!


https://soundcloud.com/rejyna/born-here-autochthonous

Born Here
(Autochthonous Anthem)

Bringing you water, bringing the water,
bringing your water, bring me water
Everyone’s water, you are of water,
I am of water, we are water

You wanna take it out
You wanna break it out
You wanna shake it out
and stake it out and make it out

You gotta bring it in,
you gotta get the win,
you gotta take the spin
and break the wind
and save your skin

Say that you are gonna, say that you wanna,
say that you shoulda, coulda, oughta
Say that you mean it, say that you swear it,
say that you care and you dare to be there for it

Why look outside
when the truth is inside
in a place where hope cannot hide,
cannot steal, cannot lie
Borders collide, battle cries,
sides take sides,
minds devise the divide to demise
realized in the tear of a child’s eye

You see it, yes you do,
a chance to follow through,
it’s right in front of you,
beside of you, you know it’s true
You see a better day,
you feel, you share, you play,
you separate the colors
from the shades of dreary gray

(Spoken) We are born here, we all are born here on this planet. Among us are no aliens, no immigrants, no refugees – we are all humans from one earth – borders are not organic – each person is one-hundred percent autochthonous.

Download the entire CD at: http://cdbaby.com/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.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_Soil

Persia, Zoroaster, Shahnameh: An Obscure Cradle of Society

Posted in acoustic, CD, Citadel, citadelband, CITADELLE, citadelmusic, citadelofficial, citadelsongs, CIUDADELA, 砦の, 碉堡, Digitech Jamman Solo, folk rock, folkprog, Guitar, 요새, live looping, loop, looper, looping, lyrics, music, цитадель, rejyna, solo, song, Whitman, الأمواج with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2014 by Citadel

Persia: imperative and pertinent precursor to modern society. We often buy into modern propaganda about bad things in faraway lands – but it’s tragic that such a diverse, expansive, and influential part of humanity’s past is so grossly ignored. Did you know that Iran (Persia) is one of the oldest continuous cultures on Earth? Did you know that Persian Zoroastrianism predates and influenced monotheistic religions that came after it, like Judaism, Gnosticism, Christianity and Islam?

Please read The Book of Kings (Shahnameh) and discover 1) how much of Persian culture is intertwined in yours and 2) the lyrical inspiration for my song casting you as a traveling musician in one of the richest, most colorful and prolific cradles of the human experiment.

From my new CD, IDIO:  Click Here to Play on SoundCloud

Gitano en Shahnameh

Shahnameh, Book of Kings, poem sings,
free will brings hope or disaster
Shahnameh, in that day, they would say,
choice persuades now and hereafter

Truth or a lie, each path chosen
We’re just passersby in this life
Strive, multiply, to the future be true,
follow hope, follow light
In your days, help the poor, open doors,
stop the wars now and forever
When you play, what you say, show a way,
guiding stray spirits together

Truth unifies, each word chosen
Imply, verify, exemplify, demystify
To the lowest be kind, purify, testify

Love the land, take a stand, lend a hand,
understand all that is noble
Find a true attitude, don’t exclude,
end the feud our family is global

Truth or a lie, each path chosen
We’re just passersby in this life
Strive, multiply, to the future be true,
follow love, follow light

Somewhere out there, on a border,
there are refugees seeking asylum
from persecution, destitution,
retribution for failed revolution…

Truth unifies – Demystify –

Somewhere inside a conscience denied,
actions forged into cold lies and resides
with obliteration, annihilation,
suffocation and cruel subjugation

Truth unifies, each word chosen
Imply, verify, exemplify, demystify
To the lowest be kind, purify
Edify –

The third adventure of Rostam

Download the entire CD at: 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.

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
Click Here To Listen on ReverbNation
Click Here To Listen on SoundCloud
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
Click Here To Listen on ReverbNation
Click Here To Listen on SoundCloud
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.

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