This is our first album, and we believe you will find it strikingly different from your stereotypical Jazz-fusion album. Always a fan of theatrics, we decided to make a concept album that tells a story and is comprised of two contrasting acts. The first act contains fun and epic orchestral indie-rock style compositions with influences of many different styles, and the second act contains compositions of the jazz-fusion variety, which is primarily what we perform live. The halves are very different, but we hope you enjoy them both! There are guidelines and suggestions in the tunes as to what the adventure can be about, but the specific storyline is purely up to the individual listener, and can be interpreted however they deem fit. What we are trying to stress is that at the end of the day, music is music; individual genre stratification is good for cleaning things up occasionally, but we do not believe that they should dictate attitudes towards music. You are going to find very many influences in this album, and we hope that regardless the style that you may be hearing at any given moment, you can relax, enjoy, and let the music take you on a sonic adventure!
released July 11, 2011
The Kites of Saturn Present.......
Last Disco in Paradise: Vol. II
-A Musical Drama in Two Acts-
2. Ballad for Daniel (Featuring Likwuid Stylez)
3. Vampire Girl
6. A New Day
8. Fast Talker on a Slow Walk
9. The Block
10. After the Storm
11. A New Day - Remix (Featuring Beats by Denver Hughes, remixed by Nick Smeraski)
The Kites of Saturn are.....
Douglas Bradford - Guitar
Evan Crane - Bass
Josh Henderson - Violins, Viola, Rhodes, Mandolin, Vox
Rick Martinez - Drums
Also helping out were......
*Amanda Lo - Additional orchestral violin support on "Snowstorm" and "Gaze"
*Fred Chiu, Kristine Kruta - Cello parts on "Snowstorm", "Gaze"
Liam Veuve - Cello on "Ballad for Daniel", "Vampire Girl" and "Gaze"
*Likwuid Stylez - Emcee on "Ballad for Daniel" (www.iamlikwuid.com
*Denver Hughes - D.J./ Beatmaker on "A New Day" Remix (www.denverhughes.com
-Album art by Todd Bogin-
Compositions/string arrangements by Josh Henderson
except "Fast Talker on a Slow Walk" and "A New Day", by Douglas Bradford
Recorded by Keith Edward Lay at 250 Moore, Brooklyn NY www.innerrecess.com
Drums tracks Recorded by: Andrew Guido at 35 W. 4th St. New York, NY
Mixed & Mastered by: Nicholas Smeraski
Phone: (615) 479-9855
Address: 240 W. 64th St.
New York, NY 10023