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Curve Ball make music without words and agree with the sentiments of the esteemed composer Felix Mendelssohn:

"People usually complain that music is so ambiguous, that it leaves them in such doubt as to what they are supposed to think, whereas words can be understood by everyone. But to me it seems exactly the opposite."

The only clue to the composer's inspiration is in the title and possibly within the music itself.

PLEASE LISTEN and make Curve Ball as unambiguously meaningful as you want it to be.

Caveat - it's probably not meaningful!

"5" is a five track fifth EP from Curve Ball.


This is a challenge facing the composer every time he submits his music. What genre? What sub-genre? What? I don't know!

Well it is a studio project, so it seems expedient to call it electronic. There is no band or orchestra. Not at the moment, anyway. The problem is that if we classify the music, for example as classical, the listener does not recognize it as classical music.

Actually, Curve Ball music exists because there was a desire to write music for an orchestra - to create a score and have a large group of musicians play grand (hopefully) music.

The reality though: "I'm just a poor boy, from a poor family." So what chance a poor composer, with poor entrepreneurial skills ever affording the hire of an orchestra? Well...none really. So the only thing to do is interpret the composition in the only way possible at the moment...use a digital audio workstation.


Well, as a composer, I don't care what genre it is. You can only produce something from within, that has accumulated from a multitude of influences.

If you have read up to this point - thanks! If you listen to Curve Ball music - thanks! If you buy Curve Ball music - many thanks! If you want some help in knowing what is the genre or definition of this music, then here are some of the notable influences in alphabetical order:

Abba America Bach Barber John Barry Beatles Bjork Dave Brubeck David Bowie Cinematic Orchestra Elgar Genesis Goldfrapp Gorecki Handel PJ Harvey Kraftwerk Lamb LCD Soundsystem Leftfield Massive Attack Mogwai John Murphy Gary Numan Pearl Jam Pink Floyd Radiohead Rodrigo Rush Saint-Saens Stereolab TalkTalk Underworld Who Vaughan Williams Yes Neil Young... ...and so much more.

If you like any of those artists, there is a chance you will like Curve Ball. Best, JM


released January 22, 2017



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Curve Ball UK

Jon Michaelson is a composer with a growing body of work that is available through his electronic project Curve Ball.
Curve Ball recently signed a publishing contract with the US publisher Savagely Twisted Records.
All compositions have a score and are showcased by Pro Tools and mastered by Loud Mastering of Taunton.
Jon also had a fictional band One Fingered Willie - a triumph over adversity!
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