released August 5, 2013
Music written, performed & produced by Adam Ahuja
(keys/piano, vocals, guitar, bass, drum kit, percussion, beatbox)
Engineered & co-produced by Brett Haas, Fuzztone Records,
Mastering by Kevin Blackler, www.BlacklerMastering.com
Album artwork / design by Adam Ahuja
Header-cover photo by Jazzwall Arts, www.Jazzwall.com
This album is a debut release, which was recorded, mixed, and mastered piece-by-piece a little over a year's time. All instrument parts were recorded one track at a time. The EP is a mixture of composed tunes (tracks 1 and 2), a piece taken from a live-looping performance (track 3), a track-by-track recording of 'first take' improvisations for each instrument (track 4), and a solo-piano composition (track 5).
a purpose of this release is to find a balance - balance in instrumentation, style of tracks, musical style, and most importantly the balance in life, in general.
track 1: this was supposed to be the first track on the whole album of 10 songs, the other 9 which never made it.
track 2: while i was recording track 1, this thing just started happening in the studio and then it turned into a song.
track 3: this was taken from a live performance, of 'looping' which is one person recording each part live, letting it repeat, and playing new parts over top.
track 4: this was a totally improvised piece where first i played drums, then bass, then keys, then more keys, then vocals, extra percussion and so on. i only allowed myself one take - no second chances - for each instrument, and this is what happened. i tried this whole experiment three times, this was the third time around. first two weren't as good.
track 5: this was a solo piano dedication to a friend, Sandor, who passed unexpectedly during the Summer of 2012. This melody came to me on the train on the way to his service.
<Thanks to God & everyone who made this possible>
(c) 2013 Adam Ahuja Music