Laminated Skies (Color Vinyl LP)


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Format: LP 
Label: Def Pressé  
Year: 2022  

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS:

A1 Open Roads
A2 Chewing Gum
A3 Ralph Ellison
A4 Guide
A5 Intertwined

B1 Sunny Water
B2 Hey Autumn Pt.1 And When Autumn Replied Pt. 2
B3 Reflected Pearls
B4 Cadillac

Limited "spearmint green" vinyl pressing.

PERSONNEL:
Jason Moore (Raw Poetic): Vocals, keys, guitars, bass, synths, drum programming
Earl Davis (Damu The Fudgemunk): Drums, percussion, vibraphone, programming, scratching
Luke Stewart: Electric bass
Patrick Fritz: Electric guitar

"Laminated Skies" is the new album by Jason Moore aka Raw Poetic, produced alongside friend and frequent collaborator Earl Davis aka Damu the Fudgemunk and featuring guest musicians Pat "P" Fritz on guitar and Luke Stewart on bass.

Sessions for ‘Laminated Skies’ took place in the sweltering summer heat in 2019 at Windom Road studio in Brentwood, Maryland. Post production and mixing were done at RP's place in Arlington, VA and Damu's studio in NW DC (making this a true DMV affair), with Damu’s production adding a tapestry of instrumentation including live and programmed drums, strings, vibraphone, kalimba, melodica, vinyl scratching and synthesizers.

Musically pulling from the genres that make hip hop, the multidimensional work also draws inspiration from Ralph Ellison’s novel The Invisible Man, spirituals, and their individual influences -, on which Jason says “I was an English major, Luke is a jazz bassist, Pat a classically trained guitarist, and Earl brought in a wealth of knowledge that funneled us through a direction that worked.”

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