Fringe Character offers up Mint.
Fresh and alive, Mint features a collection of texturally diverse soundscapes as colorful as they are human. Emcees Dudu Stinks, Daewong, and Pop Cult reveal new dimensions of masterful delivery among the blazing horn lines, sticky drums, retro guitars, and electronic lo-fi textures. Painting their own vivid pictures and saturating tonal vistas, new Fringe Character collaborators GregB, Red Leonard, and Meghan Rose complete the emcees’ lyrical offerings which color Mint’s mood. Like a yacht setting sail, Brazilian drum ensemble, Metabaque, remind us not to be dismayed by goodbyes as a farewell is needed in order to meet again.
Fringe Character is: nuelectrosoulhop music; an expanding nebula of like-minded creators; all original music that combines the moving parts of soul, hip hop, dub, jazz, and electronica.
Let good things influence you.
released April 26, 2016
Executive Producer: Benjamin Sholl
Recorded & Mixed by Benjamin Sholl at The Trap Room, Madison, WI
Horn & Brazilian drum ensemble (Metabaque) recordings by Mark Whitcomb at DNA Music Labs, Madison, WI
Additional sound effects courtesy of freeSFX www.freesfx.co.uk
Additional vocal performances by: GregB on “Alpine Eyes” | Meghan Rose on “Choices” and “Cherry Bomb” | Michael Cara, aka, Red Leonard on “Cherry Bomb” and “The Renaissance” | Max Puchalsky on “Cherry Bomb” | Benjamin Sholl on “Choices”, “Catch A Tiger”, “This Charm Will Fade”, “Jack Sayer’s Ghost”, and “Cake”.
All horns by Max Puchalsky (trumpet), Mark Hetzler (trombone), and Michael Cara, aka, Red Leonard (alto/tenor sax).
Organ/key performances by Erik Anderson on “The Renaissance” and “Cherry Bomb”.
Bass performance by Jeff Lange on “The Renaissance”.
Brazilian drum ensemble performance by Metabaque on “The Renaissance”.
Guitars, charango, bass, synths, keys, sound design, drum programing, and sequencing by Benjamin Sholl.
CD packaging design: Samuel D. Johnson & Benjamin Sholl (c) 2016
All songs published by Lion Of Istan Music (ASCAP)
(c) & (p) 2016 Lion Of Istan Music, LLC. All rights reserved.