Moon Rust Red Streets is a product of a time when rust was discovered on the lunar surface, while at home on planet earth blood ran in the streets, people rose in response to systemized violence and racism, and a global pandemic hobbled everyone, took away many, and changed ways musicians create.
Moon Rust Red Streets was recorded remotely during COVID Summer 2020, then assembled and mixed by Grammy winning producer Aaron Levinson at his studio, Range Recording. MRRS was mastered by Carl Saff. A limited run of twelve inch vinyl LPs were pressed by Burlington Record Plant.
Moon Rust Red Streets is for people who wonder what it would be like if the sensibilities of "Birth of the Cool" Miles and those of late 80’s synth units like Meat Beat and the Orb converged; or Monk’s with trip hop maestro Tricky’s. Or, what are other ways acoustic and electronic improvisation intertwine as in the Sunny Murray tune, RIP?
The closing track, Hymn for Ashé is tool for spiritual healing and personal strength needed for societal challenges.
RIYL (recommended if you like) : Sun Ra Arkestra, Angel Bat Dawid, Tortoise, Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, Miles, Monk, Meat Beat Manifesto, Sunny Murray, Abbilona, Thievery Corporation, Mogwai, Stereo Lab, of Montreal and a bit of Sonic Youth.
1. Moon Rust Red Streets
2. Lumbering Giant
4. Derecho (Storm of Change)
5. Breath Sounds
6. Hymn for Ashé
Kevobatala (Kevin Diehl): Drumkit, Bata Drums, Synths, Percussion, Sensory Percussion
Matt Engle: Acoustic & Electric Bass, Extended Bass Effects, Synths, Trombone
Veronica Jurkiewicz: Violin
Elliot Levin: Tenor Sax
Jameka Gordon: Flute
Paul Geiss: Trumpet (TR 1, 3 & 5)
Pepper_handz (Greg Diehl): Sensory Percussion Drumkit (TR 2)
Tom Lowery: Assorted Percussion (TR 4)
Kathryn Radakovich: Vocals (TR 5 & 6)
Produced by Aaron Levinson
Recorded at large during COVID Summer 2020
Mixed at Range Recording, Ardmore, PA
Mix Engineer - Eric Scattareggia
Mastering - Carl Saff, Chicago