Friday, December 22, 2017

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Ruler Rebel (ROPEADOPE RECORDS 2017)

Ruler Rebel is the first in a three-album series collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy. 

The series is, at its core, a sobering re-evaluation of the social and political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences. Slavery in America via the Prison Industrial Complex, Food Insecurity, Xenophobia, Immigration, Climate Change, Sexual Orientation, Gender Equality, Fascism and the return of the Demagogue. 

The first release in the trilogy, Ruler Rebel, vividly depicts Adjuah's new vision and sound - revealing Adjuah to the listener in a way never heard before via a completely new production methodology that Stretches Trap Music with West African and New Orleanian Afro-Native American styles.

1. Ruler Rebel 05:45
2. New Orleanian Love Song 02:33
3. New Orleanian Love Song II [X. aTunde Adjuah Remix] 04:56
4. Phases [Feat. Sarah Elizabeth Charles] 04:15
5. Rise Again [Allmos Remix] 03:42
6. Encryption [Feat. Elena Pinderhughes] 05:38
7. The Coronation of X. aTunde Adjuah [Feat. Elena Pinderhughes] 05:36
8. The Reckoning 03:16

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - Trumpet, Siren, Sirenette, Reverse Flugelhorn, SPD-SX, Sampling, Sonic Architecture
Elena Pinderhughes - Flute
Lawrence Fields - Piano, Fender Rhodes
Luques Curtis - Bass
Kris Funn - Bass
Joshua Crumbly - Bass
Cliff Hines - Guitar
Corey Fonville - Drums, SPD-SX
Joe Dyson Jr. - Pan African Drums, SPD-SX
Weedie Braimah - Djembe, Bata, Congas
Chief Shaka Shaka - Dununba, Sangban, Kenikeni

Special Guest:
Sarah Elizabeth Charles - Vocals

All songs written by Christian Scott, (Stretch Music Publishing - SESAC)

"Phases" written by Christian Scott, (Stretch Music Publishing - SESAC)
Sarah Elizabeth Charles, (Sarah Elizabeth Charles Music - ASCAP)
Cliff Hines, (Klyph Publishing - BMI)

"Rise Again" written by Christian Scott, (Stretch Music Publishing - SESAC)
Allan Cole, (Algorythmusic BMI)

Produced by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah and Chris Dunn
Executive Producer: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Recorded April 16-21, 2016 by Matt Grondin and Nick Guttmann at The Parlor, New Orleans, LA
Mixed by Nick Guttmann at The Parlor, New Orleans, LA
Mastered by Paul Blakemore, Cleveland OH \

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah plays Adams Instruments, ACB Mouthpieces and Josh Landress Brass, SD Systems Microphones, Master & Dynamic Headphones
Corey Fonville plays Vic Firth Drumsticks & Yamaha Drums
Joe Dyson plays Vic Firth Drumsticks & Canopus Drums

Creative Direction (Album Art)
Kiel Adrian Scott & Kevin Kedroe
Art Direction Kevin Kedroe & Allan Cole
Photography Kiel Adrian Scott
Package Design Kevin Kedroe

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