What's behind Smiling Lizard Music
In the beginning there was the passion for music and creating something original. Both became main intentions of Smiling Lizard Music as a place, where music is produced and published in an appropriate way. This is why SLMusic stands for the conjunction of music production and publishing in a wide sense, that eventually becomes an entity or as German writer Rilke would have put it, that is " ...drawing out from two strings but one voice...".
This also counts for consulting based on musicologist knowledge, when music is being picked for individual projects or recommended for different contexts.
According to this Smiling Lizard Music is focussed on producing/composing and publishing all kinds of styles of modern popular music.
The common ground of all is always an easy communication for all parties, which is so important to support the creative process and work-flow. This is why respect and a responsible cooperation are basic at Smiling Lizard Music.
The Lizard is a small reptile that walked on earth long before human beings inherited it. There are many possible connotations to the lizard. But as a symbol of Smiling Lizard Music it stands with his clef-tail for strength and musicality.
pop rock latin adult contemporary
jazz instrumental funk folk minimal music
60s Pop like The Beatles, The Beach Boys,
70s Rock like Led Zeppelin
Punk like The Clash, Ramones
80s Poprock like The Police, Bruce Springsteen
Pop like Taylor Swift, Adele, Daft Punk
Latin like Villa Lobos, Santana, José Feliciano, Maná
Folk like Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan
Electronica like Kraftwerk, Yello, Brian Eno, EDM
Blues like Stevie Ray Vaughan
Film scoring like Hans Zimmer, John Barry, David Holmes
Jazz like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Pat Metheny
Impressionism like Eric Satie, Claude Debussy
Songwriters like Hannes Wader, Konstantin Wecker
Classical music like Bach,
Modernity like K.H. Stockhausen, Hindemith, Brecht/Weill
"Smiling Lizard Music helped me to clear contractual conditions concerning the masters of my father Kurt Drabek and showed a lot of knowledge. Beyond that the recordings and CDs will be available again. I am particularly happy about the fact that finally somone cares for the popular track "Kommt ein Wölkchen angeflogen". It's amazing that a modern music production appreciates historical recordings." (2018)
Ulrich Drabek, solo clarinetist, Philharmonic Orchestra Bielefeld
"They published and designed my albums "Native One" and "Live in Weimar in 2015". For my touring in Germany I got some nice flyers in addition to public relation. Native One got a good review in Folker Magazin. When some of my audience kept telling me after the shows that they had heard "Native One" on a major radio station like Bayrischer Rundfunk it gave me a real good feeling. What a motivation! SLMusic has a very personal style to work which is not usual in this business.Thanks to Smiling Lizard Music and Chris for bringing this to the people.“ (2015)
J. Iivonen, singer/songwriter, Helsinki
"I booked Christian Jahl of Smiling Lizard Music to compose and produce Music for my video-blog "Der Rhetorik-Check". No matter what ideas I had, he could translate them into music and lay-outs. He really could get into the thick of my concept. Smiling Lizard Music contributed to the success of this totally new project for me. The Cooperation was professional and pleasant." (2013)
Martin Roos, journalist and author
A mail comes in or a telephone call and a new exciting chapter begins, a chapter with you. Now we have a cup of coffee and talk about your ideas and what you will need. Afterwards work starts to make your imagination reality.
This is how all cooperations of SLMusic and related artists with their clients started, musically, consultative and editorial. We are looking forward to opening up a new chapter with you.
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