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Reflections of Reality (Oopoe Electrofolk Remix) - Full EP

Chords of Truth - Reflections of Reality
(Oopoe Electrofolk Remix)

Chords of Truth

Oopoe Bio

Oopoe is the artist moniker for Mike Ryder, a 21 year old student, producer, and remixer. Mike Ryder came into music late, starting on the guitar at the age of 17.

This led to learning the basics of DAW production, writing and recording songs. Mike then moved fully into production after enrolling at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey.

After working with various bands, Mike began to develop his own electronic style, taking inspiration from artists like Synkro, Phaeleh, and the future garage sound. Remixing has become a big hobby for Mike, taking pleasure from breaking down other peoples work, and re-crafting it with Oopoe's sound.

Traveling has become a big part of Mike's life, spending time every year in the Alps of France, Switzerland, and Italy. Documenting these travels, Mike is heading in the direction of creating an ongoing audio/visual experience, combining the things that are close to his heart.

In the spring of 2012 while scouring the net for remixes, Mike stumbled on the Chords Of Truth Remixed Contest and immediately was hooked by the acoustic simplicity. The room for versatility and the chance to post the Oopoe sound on these meaningful tracks, this project was a no-brainer.

" ... Oopoe adds a warmth and spaciousness to the proceedings, making the message easy to receive in the electronic music format, while still paying respect to the folk roots of the songs." full Music Perk review

Check out these great reviews of the project...

"...this is the type of music that makes your brain vibrate"
...full review     Indie Shuffle

...Jason Garriotte appears to be following in the steps of Dylan by reaching a different type of folk and changing the aspects of the experience. ...full review   The Huffington Post

Folk music that could have easily come from an anti-war troubadour in the 60’s and modern electronic music producers together at last..."   ...full review   All Whats Rock

"Garriotte and his team of electro wizards tinker with, tweak, and retool the already outstanding songs into hyper-modern folktronic meditations that twist and caterwaul through the vague ether that seperates pop and ambient music."  ...full review   The 8th Circuit

You could literally drop some of these tracks at any club and they would fit right in, the mixes and beats are that good. You will find it impossible to not groove to these songs. ...full review JamSphere
Folktronica is what Chords of Truth exemplifies. The sounds emanating from the double LP project, Reflections of Reality, is a sonic journey that is fascinating. Using a myriad of producers to remix the songs, the brainchild of Chords of Truth, Jason Garriotte, sought to craft a mind-expanding voyage. "    ...full review   The Examiner
"’s Folktronica; essentially, it’s a bit of the traditional world music with a 10 megaton missile strapped to its backside."   ...full review   Music News
"Jason Garriotte is an artist that has created his own genre in the music industry."
...full review