Robert Soares

Real Name:
Robert Soares
Profile:
American label founder, producer, A&R, project coordinator, art director and writer.

He began his career in 1983 in New York when recruited by J.D. Martignon, label boss of Midnight Records, to work with garage bands from that period and in 1989 recruited by Jean Georgakarakos as A&R for Celluloid Records. During this time he was promoting among friends his own bootleg cassette version of Head On - Iggy and The Stooges Live At The Whisky A Go Go 1973 which was highlighted by his cover design, featuring a photo of Iggy Pop´s head which was graphically turned into an American football and placed for Moe Howard of The Three Stooges to give the official "Kickoff" and in order to express that a powerful live reindition of Head On was being made available on this recording.

During that year he won a CBS Records, double platinum A&R award for his work on the Kaoma - Lambada dance music explosion in Europe reaching #1 in the European charts.

He coordinated vinyl-to-CD transfer on classic Celluloid albums and on those produced by Alan Douglas: Memory Serves and One Down by Material, Hustler´s Convention by Lightnin' Rod, the World Destruction EP by Time Zone, Doriella Du Fontaine EP by Lightnin' Rod with Jimi Hendrix and Suicide, Suicide's debut album for Marty Thau´s Red Star Records plus a 2xCD collection, Bill Laswell - Deconstruction - The Celluloid Recordings. In 1992 he released four major Brazilian music albums in the U.S. through Celluloid's alternative imprints: Daniela Mercury, Volkana - First, Heartbreakers - Blen Blen Club, and Canto Negro by tribal drumming pioneers Ilê Aiyê - featuring Caetano Veloso on vocals - portraying the futurist jungle/drum & bass movement to come.

In 1993 he founded the Subharmonic and Strata imprints with bassist, producer Bill Laswell and executive producer John Matarazzo. The imprints released 21 CD's, and between 1998 and 1999 Soares and Laswell were to set up Ion for executive producer Norman Isaacs and Innerhythmic for the Invasion Group Music Management. Between 1999 and 2003, Soares coordinated Meta in Europe shortly before his venture into conceiving fusions of drum & bass with established genres as a tool for new music.

In 2004 along with Bill Laswell and Submerged and under the influence of Futurism he created Method Of Defiance: a working method for artists to spontaneously blend electronic break beats and back beats with electric and acoustic instrumentation and forming a group under the influence of this method to redefine the dynamics of urban music such as punk, techno, jazz, contemporary classical, and the avant-garde. The original group played their first two gigs in 2005 at John Zorn´s Stone Club in NYC and consisted of Dr. Israel (vocals), Graham Haynes (trumpet), Bill Laswell (bass) Submerged (laptop break beats), and Guy Licata (drums).

Between 2004 and 2008 he collaborated on the first four projects under the banner of Method Of Defiance: Brutal Calling with Bill Laswell vs Submerged, Inamorata by Method Of Defiance featuring Herbie Hancock, Pharoah Sanders, John Zorn, Masada String Trio, Graham Haynes, Nils Petter Molvær plus musicians from Miles Davis' electric period in interaction with drum & bass artists Corrupt Souls, Paradox, Amit, Evol Intent, Black Sun Empire among others, Profanation - Preparation For A Coming Darkness by Praxis featuring Future Prophecies, Rawthang and Monkey & Large on break beats with Iggy Pop, Mike Patton, Serj Tankian among others, and Lodge featuring Fanu on breaks and downtempo beats, Graham Haynes and Nils Peter Molvaer on trumpets, Bernie Worrell on keyboards, and Bill Laswell on bass.

In 2016 he formed a power trio inspired by Chas Chandler´s set-up of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and by The Word of The Lord through Moses the prophet; Moses wanted to know the name of God who leads him to His enslaved people in Egypt and God reveals His name as "I AM" with an explanation: "I AM who I AM" (Ex. 3: 13, 14). The trio was named I AM LED with Andrei Andrei (vocals, guitar), Matt Renneke (bass), and Nico Rodrigo (drums) and disbanded in 2017 after finishing their first and only bootleg album, Seventy Sevens: an eight track recording rooted in black American music with musical foundations such as blues, rhythm & blues and gospel which rock & roll was built on.
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Writing & Arrangement

IN 2001 Robert Soares - Tetragramaton - Submerge album art Various Various - Tetragramaton - Submerge(CD, Comp) Ion IN 2001 US 1996 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Inamorata album art Method Of Defiance Method Of Defiance - Inamorata (Album) Ohm Resistance US 2007 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Lodge album art Fanu + Bill Laswell Fanu + Bill Laswell - Lodge (Album) Ohm Resistance Japan 2008 Sell This Version

Conducting & Leading

Robert Soares - Suicide album art Suicide Suicide - Suicide (Album) Blast First UK 1996 Sell This Version

Production

Robert Soares - Deconstruction - The Celluloid Recordings album art Bill Laswell Bill Laswell - Deconstruction - The Celluloid Recordings (Comp) Restless Records US 1993 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Tetragramaton - Submerge album art Various Various - Tetragramaton - Submerge (Comp) Ion US 1996 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Valis II - Everything Must Go album art Various Various - Valis II - Everything Must Go (Comp) Ion US 1997 Sell This Version
IN 2005-2 Robert Soares - Reanimator - Black Market Science album art Various Various - Reanimator - Black Market Science(CD) Ion IN 2005-2 US 1998 Sell This Version

Technical

Robert Soares - Valis II - Everything Must Go album art Various Various - Valis II - Everything Must Go (Comp) Ion US 1997 Sell This Version

Visual

Robert Soares - Not Alone album art Thomas Jefferson Kaye* Thomas Jefferson Kaye* - Not Alone (Album) Hudson Canyon Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Suicide album art Suicide Suicide - Suicide (Album) Blast First UK 1996 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Clouds Of Glory album art Martin Rev Martin Rev - Clouds Of Glory (Album) Red Star Records US 1996 Sell This Version
none Robert Soares - Myth - Dreams Of The World album art Various Various - Myth - Dreams Of The World(CD) Dove Audio none US 1996 Sell This Version
INR007 Robert Soares - Gonervill album art Gonervill Gonervill - Gonervill(CD, Album) Innerhythmic INR007 US 2001 Sell This Version
SLR1301 Robert Soares - The Only Way To Go Is Down album art Method Of Defiance Method Of Defiance - The Only Way To Go Is Down(CD, Album) Sublight Records SLR1301 Canada 2006 Sell This Version

Acting, Literary & Spoken

Robert Soares - Suicide album art Suicide Suicide - Suicide (Album) Blast First UK 1996 Sell This Version

Management

Robert Soares - Memory Serves album art Material Material - Memory Serves (Album) Elektra Musician US 1982 Sell This Version
655011 7, REF CBS 6550 117 Robert Soares - Lambada album art Kaoma Kaoma - Lambada(7", Single) CBS, CBS 655011 7, REF CBS 6550 117 France 1989 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Blen Blen Club album art Heartbreakers (4) Heartbreakers (4) - Blen Blen Club (Album) Eldorado Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Dançando Lambada album art Kaoma Kaoma - Dançando Lambada (Maxi, Single) CBS, CBS Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Canto Negro album art Ilê Aiyê Ilê Aiyê - Canto Negro (Album) Estúdio Eldorado Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Worldbeat album art Kaoma Kaoma - Worldbeat (Album) CBS, CBS Venezuela 1989 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Lambada album art Various Various - Lambada (Comp) CBS France 1989 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Volkana album art Volkana Volkana - Volkana (Album) Moving Target (2), Celluloid US 1990 Sell This Version
Robert Soares - Frente A Frente album art Chico Et Roberta* Chico Et Roberta* - Frente A Frente (Single) Carrere, Carrere Denmark 1990 Sell This Version