1st release of original tunes by Ruptash & Hertz skew in a slightly different direction. Many of the same elements are there: the rumbling bass, the heavy dub effects, the exotic instruments, the jazzy elements, the chill sensation… all three tracks feature lovely guitar work from Mr Jeff Parker of AACM & Tortoise fame.
A: Hotboxing Nicorette: We begin with an atmospheric intro; echoing talkbox vocal atop funky drums & clavinet and a dubby bass. A throat singer and zither change the mood and the ending is quite intimate with some echoing sonar bleeps.
B1: Instrumental dub version of a cover of Dr John’s “Gris Gris”. A relaxing mood for a rainy Summer day on the porch.
B2: Instrumental dub version of an original vocal track. Another chill vibe, but more melancholy mood. The unreleased vocal versions of these tracks features Grazyna Auguscik who sings on some of the tracks on the Peabody & Sherman “Remixes” EP. The cover versions will appear on the slated CD of covers featuring Ms Auguscik.
Peabody & Sherman are:
Curtis Ruptash: Producer & bassist extrordinaire. Perhaps the only right-handed man contrary enough to devote himself to playing the bass left-handed, thus relegating himself to a lifetime of searching for left-handed, and more expensive, versions for his collection.
Phillip Hertz: Rhythm addict and process interrupter. Solidly embedded in the archaic audio arts of the past and still wed to his Aries modular, his Echoplex, and his 8 bit Ensoniq sampler with full expansion to 8MB of RAM!
On this release they are joined by:
Mr Jeff Parker who contributed such lovely guitar work that we are still enlivened. Mr Dee Bayne who reshaped every track with exquisite piano parts and to whom we are continually indebted. Mr Tamai Hiroki who came and sang with such resonance. And not to be forgetten, some old skool funky clavinet courtesy of Mr. Randy Diakur from the Bay area.