This project is somewhat of a diversion from my usual song-based work. It's made up of eight instrumentals specifically crafted to take listeners on a cerebral, meditative journey. I did not want to make a standard beat-tape that folks would rap over, or use as background music, so I added vocal samples (Mooji) to help guide the experience, and in doing so created something I hope will inspire self-analysis and contemplation. I took almost two years to polish this series of beats, reaching out to some of the best musicians in the Bay Area, (bass, guitar, horns) to help formulate the proper vibes.
released December 9, 2014
Musical support from: Jon Monahan (Guitar on Accept), Chicho Espinoza (Bass on Accept), Swerve (Bass on Coast), Daniel Casares (Sax on Expand), Teeko (Synth chords & 808 consultation on Awake).
Mixed by Patrick Brown & Mars Today w/assistance from Sean Paulson @ Different Fur Studios