I am currently putting these huge WAV files together (via the audio-joiner cloud compression chamber) and plan to have a little preview sampler up on Soundcloud soon.
Lost Upward - A multilayered flute and bamboo stick re-imagining of the mountains of Mindoro where the tribal vibe reigns. Monkeying around in the studio for 30 minutes generated this. Valuable lessons learned from the music masters at Malasimbo: Get to earth.
Zuma Time - A combo of Miles Davis' Jack Johnson-era outtake "Ali" and some earworm techno refrain - boiled down to a Bob Marley "Live at Leeds" 1973 jet propulsion. First 3:29 of an 18 minute jam, just to whet appetites.*
City (Fly Away Home) - The song that came to me as a complete vision, in Manila - wanting to get far, far from the urban jungle. This is the instrumental architecture of what I hope will have many versions, including a proper roots reggae and a proper Lokal Bar tribal version. If I could interest Jahpoy in doing the deep QC Bamboo Lounge version... The version here is very jammy, way more upbeat than I imagined the song. But with tasty bass, drums, and guitar. Think Santana meets early '80s Police.
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