Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on May 27, 2006 10:54:21 GMT
Ray's latest album....anyone heard it yet?
'My collaboration with Bal - he goes by a single name - has resulted in a mix of music that is all within the area called "Electronica." This CD is jazz based with computer additives. We have tried to explore many avenues of music through the use of synths and sampled sounds, live playing and acoustic instruments. What we were going for was a blend of our jazz/rock/ethnic roots that we then stuffed into the computer. And it came back out with "Atonal Head." We have Brazilian compositions, Japanese inspired compositions, rock riffs, ballads, and a guest vocal by Jim Morrison. Bal did the computer work and played the trumpet and guitar. I did all the keyboard parts. Some of the compositions are based on ideas that he had, some are based on the ideas that I had, and some came free and clear out of the blue. It's basically an instrumental album with a touch of vocals. I hope you find it interesting!' Ray Manzarek
Shinjuku Nights Riders On The Storm The Hard Road Caravan Before The Rain Kundalini Rising Quick Trip In A Fast Machine Feijoada Brazilian Green Atonal Head
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on May 12, 2011 9:08:53 GMT
1. Shinjuku Nights 2. Riders On The Storm featuring Jim Morrison 3. The Hard Road 4. Caravan 5. Before The Rain 6. Kundalini Rising 7. Quick Trip In A Fast Machine 8. Feijoada 9. Brazilian Green 10. Atonal Head
"Atonal Head" is a collaboration between the legendary Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek and the composer/trumpeter Bal: this CD is an exploration of electronica. They have integrated jazz, rock, ethnic, classical and many other genres into their computer based creations. The musical performances and all the compositions are by Ray Manzarek & Bal except for "Caravan" by Duke Ellington and "Riders on the Storm" which features the voice of Jim Morrison.
Produced by Ray Manzarek & Bal
All music written by Ray Manzarek & Bal except Riders On The Storm written by The Doors; Caravan written by Duke Ellington.
All keyboards by Ray Manzarek
All trumpets, guitars, programming, mixing and mastering by Bal
Brazilian Green Poem written by Ray Manzarek Female voice on Brazilian Green by Rita Richardson Male voice on Brazilian Green by Ray Manzarek Voice on Riders On The Storm by Jim Morrison Flute solo on Kundalini Rising by Cathy Larson All trombones on Caravan by Scot Ray Bass intro on Feijoada by David Hughes Drums on Atonal Head by Lorca Hart
Cover painting and CD design by Raybird Recorded, mixed and mastered at PBM Studio, Los Angeles, California