Balance

by Adam Ahuja

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04:23
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03:47
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released August 5, 2013

Music written, performed & produced by Adam Ahuja
(keys/piano, vocals, guitar, bass, drum kit, percussion, beatbox)

www.AdamAhuja.com

Engineered & co-produced by Brett Haas, Fuzztone Records,
www.FuzztoneRecords.com

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).

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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.

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<Thanks to God & everyone who made this possible>

(c) 2013 Adam Ahuja Music

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Adam Ahuja New York, New York

Adam Ahuja is a keyboardist, guitarist, drummer & vocalist who combines jazz, rock, funk and hip-hop into a fluid style. Performing both as a soloist and with a group, Adam's music is layered with reflective harmony, lyrical expression, funky grooves, live looping, and an improvisational spirit, building a distinctive mood and atmosphere for any given moment. ... more

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Track Name: Awake
What if you took a picture of the sun, held it up to the sky?
Could you ever see the fullness of the scene without burning your eyes?
On one hand, don't need to stare.
But I would care to share,
How it is we sense spirit at the seams,
working a world of ladders and beams...

In the awake, with a flow to move and shake,
and wash the troubles into hope again.
In the awake, with a flow to move and shake,
and snap right back into the space again.

Wandering our eyes in between the skies,
where we shift with the grains.
Now easier to seek a balance rockin' with all elements that came...
Fly, fly, solidify,
Explore yet click a core,
seek on yet beacon,
touching bold but meek and,
be floating with your feet in,

Its a seesaw board, still act back and forth but,
if too stiff, got a source kick it some more...

Never-end reflections,
you move so smoothly,
Yes everybody's got a good thing
that gets them through it...YEA!

Find the thing that shakes
Getcha flow awake
Snappin in the space.