Twilight Archive is a post-jazztronic/urban ambient music series initiated by Chris Mancinelli in 2003. Working in the electronic medium, the compositions are created by the production team of Chris Mancinelli and Tom Vedvik. The project strives to create a hybrid of future modern sound inspired by a deep regard for the past. With an ever evolving focus on developing their own unique and distinctive music, Twilight Archive pursues a certain sonic mastery of a contemporary, yet organic style.
The collective also features the following guest artists:
John Fumo: trumpets and flugelhorn
Nick Kirgo: electric guitar
Alex Machacek: electric guitar
Chris has a multi-faceted history in music. He has been signed to A&M Records/Polygram, Virgin/CyberOctave, and Miles Copeland’s Ark 21/Mondo Rhythmica. Additionally, he has recorded projects for Warner Bros., Sony Music, EMI, Pony Canyon/Japan and Apollon. He played with Nels Cline (WILCO) for 8 years with LA rock/funk legends BLOC and has worked for more than 20 years with Osamu Kitajima. Prior to this he did live shows and recordings with Bonnie Bramlett (of Delaney & Bonnie), the great Cajun singer Jo-El Sonnier, Garth Hudson (The Band), guitar virtuoso Albert Lee, and Leonard Cohen's musical director/bassist Roscoe Beck, to name but a few.
Taking an opportunity in the touring and concert business, Chris was tour manager and logistics coordinator overseeing all day to day activities for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members the Moody Blues. He worked with the band for more than 12 years of steady international touring.
His solo music has been used for innumerable documentary films in the visual arts world, commercials, PBS public service announcements and National Geographic Channel travel series Departures. He has consulted for his favorite music software company Cubase and had a stint in the personal management business where he also ran a prestigious boutique record label.
Tom has recorded as a solo artist with two albums for Virgin/CyberOctave and can be heard on numerous film scores including Michael Mann’s Oscar nominated Ali, Pirates of the Caribbean and the TV series Fox Grønland from his native country Norway.
Further his music is commissioned and distributed by Extreme Music for tv and film worldwide. It can be heard in an eclectic mix of programming from Animal Planet to American Idol, Saturday Night Live to Celebrity Ghost Stories, David Attenborough's Natural World, The Colbert Report, The Winter Olympics and Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.
For more info visit http://www.tomvedvik.com/
4th Album | EP: 2018 - (Artwork by Manuel Schmettau)