For Greater Good song featured on dark ambient compilation

Priapus Twenty-Three is a very decent fellow.
Twice a year, he releases what he finds to be the crême de la crême of Dark Ambient.
And this year, For Greater Good is featured on Volume 4 with our soundscape-track “Rusted Revenge”!
Aired only once before on the “You Are Here”-compilation in abridged version, this is the full length soundtrack to an imaginary MechWarrior game.
Check it out here, the download is a Pay As You Please and also features some very fine bands such as Desiderii Marginis, Atrium Carceri, Akoustik Timbre Frekuency and ASBAAR.

http://sombresoniks.bandcamp.com/album/dark-ambient-vol-4

 

September 22nd, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good interview in Peek-A-Boo Music Magazine

For Greater Good got asked to do an interview in the Belgian Peek A Boo-Magazine.
http://www.peek-a-boo-magazine.be/en/interviews/for-greater-good

Read up about FGG’s past, present and future!

Big cheer to Peek-A-Boo Magazine!!!

July 14th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good – Remixed and Reworked – Second Batch

Two weeks after the first Remixed and Reworked batch was released, we will unleash the second batch upon you!

The three new additions are:

– A slowly pulsating remix by German electro pioneers P•A•L:  P•A•L – Love Your Terrorist (Adore Power Remix)

– A deep pounding rework by progressive cinematronic producer 6SISS:  6SISS – Le Jugement Du Roi En Jaune (6SISS Remix)

– An electro-makeover by Sherman Pollishers electropop project Toshe Station:  Toshe Station – Distress (Toshe Station’s Vision)

They were added to the album Remixed and Reworked, so listen to all six remixes up till now!

Enjoy!

June 21st, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good – Remixed and Reworked – First Batch OUT NOW!!!

From 06062012 on we are going to release three remixes of the For Greater Good’s  “For Greater Good” album in our biweekly “Three FGG remixes Summer-Treat”… for this first batch we have selected No More (D), IoNiZeR (B) and Liquid G. (B). Enjoy!

We have always seen our project and the music we make as a seed to be planted in people’s mind, to grow into a big tree and into a forest over time…

It’s been growing for a while… the first branches sprouted just months after the cd-release in 2008 and still remixes are coming in.

We have been asking friends, bands we are fan of and fellow musicians for some time now to do remixes for us and now the time is ripe to release these unto the world. Some used to remix for years, others are new to the game or simply did the first remix they ever made in a long career.

Remixes range from industrial reworks, cover versions, pop-edits, breakbeat, triphop, electronica… from artists: 6SISS, Ater X Decem, Dark Poem, Dead Man’s Hill, Distant Fires Burning, Ethan Fawkes, Generic, Ghost, IoNiZeR, Le Moderniste, Liquid G., Maxx Impact, Mi5, Morph Control, No More, P.A.L., Phazon One, Red Audio Faction, Roel Butzen, Toshe Station, Traumasutra, Tzii, VV303, ZiBiT,… and many more to come… over the next months.

Follow the Bandcamp link here: http://forgreatergood.bandcamp.com/album/remixed-reworked

June 6th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good ringtone for free on Bandcamp!

Okay, and now for something completely different, a small freebie in a brand new ‘Ringtones’ section.

This is the ringtone for “Spring Mechanist”, a song which was featured on our 2008 album “For Greater Good”.

It is edited so that it makes a seamless loop when used on your mobile phone.

Go to http://forgreatergood.bandcamp.com/album/ringtones for the download!

Enjoy!

March 8th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

Review of “The All4s Sessions” on FestivalBlog.be

Reviews of “The All4s Sessions” are coming in, the first one is from the Belgian FestivalBlog.be, where Erik gives the release a big thumbs up! :)

The review is in Dutch, but we were so generous to translate in English… enjoy!

“For Greater Good consists of Izzy (compositions, synth, vocals) and Sam (synth, noise, loops, vocals) and bring a kind of ambient that takes you to higher atmospheres and lets you relax completely, a fact already proven in 2008 when they delivered their debut ‘For Greater Good’. This latest album is a compilation of songs recorded during a live session in “Kessel @ Veranda”.

For Greater Good also teams up frequently with other artists. Not only on this album: in 2010 they already collaborated with Japanese cult writer Kenji Siratori. Time and again you’ll be immersed in an intimate atmosphere by the use of soundscapes, and a dark sense of calm overtakes you. Things can become very intense, a fact already proven several times on stage.

On this album you can truly ‘feel’ the music to the depths of your veins, not solely by the contribution of Izzy and Sam themselves, but the exquisite soft violin background sounds pretty heavenly thanks to Evan Roy; not to mention Jonas G. providing additional sampling to complete the picture. The best way to listen to this album is to close your eyes and let yourself drift on the gentle waves of the sea. It’s actually a good form of meditation which we can strongly recommend.

Ambient music is a genre that is perfectly suited for the latter, and For Greater Good has managed to bring it to a higher dimension. Beautiful, intense and intimately enjoyable!”

Thanks Erik!

And of course you can still buy this album at “The All4s Sessions” page on Bandcamp.

February 19th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

“For Greater Good & Friends – The All4s Sessions” out now!

“FOR GREATER GOOD & FRIENDS- The All4s Sessions” is out now and available on Bandcamp!

Years ago, we did a jamsession at Veranda – Kessel, Belgium with the FGG core members Izzy and samdevos plus some guests; Evan Roy on violins and Jonas G on additional sampling. The 3-hour jam was recorded live to stereo track that we cut down to a 1-hour ambient electroacoustic session without any further editing and was named “The All4s Sessions”.

You can download it here: http://forgreatergood.bandcamp.com/album/the-all4s-sessions

We consider this a conceptual album, so it is only available as full album download, You can listen to the tracks separately, tho.

The price for this album is 1 euro, but when you think it is worth a lot more, you can enter any amount above 1 euro as well, which will be highly appreciated by us! :)

Enjoy and share this release!

 

January 10th, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

Happy 2012… with a special gift for you!

FOR GREATER GOOD wishes you all a Happy New Year and a healthy and music-filled 2012!

The album “FOR GREATER GOOD & FRIENDS – The All4s Sessions” will soon be available on Bandcamp!

Previous to the release, we would like to give away the track “No End” totally for FREE, to listen to in the drowsy aftermaths of New Year’s Eve. It will be available from January 1st till January 8th 2012, then the full All4s Sessions will be put online.

You can find the download here: http://forgreatergood.bandcamp.com/album/the-all4s-sessions

There’s no end louder than the end of 2011… Happy 2012!

January 1st, 2012 by samdevos | No Comments »

For Greater Good on Spotify!

You can now also listen to For Greater Good’s first album “For Greater Good” (2008) on Spotify.
Simply click the albumcover below to get redirected to Spotify. Enjoy.

FGG-FGG

December 27th, 2011 by samdevos | No Comments »

Merci beaucoup!

The For Greater Good gig in Liège was very nice! The venue was really cosy and a very good atmosphere. Of course all the bands present were well worth the visit! We had a great time and fun playing.

Thanks to Ethan Fawkes for organising this event! We had good fun, although the FGG crew was not at its fittest for this performance :)
Also big thanks again to Peter on stage and Mark behind the desk, without you guys For Greater Good would truly sound only half as good!

Setlist was: Ossetian Ossuary – Le Jugement Du Roi En Jaune – Orbit – Love Your Terrorist – Distress – Insane Asylum – DTFN – Ihtyll

November 28th, 2011 by samdevos | No Comments »