Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Barney McAll (ft. Gary Bartz) - Precious Energy (February 18, 2022 Extra Celestial Arts)

When I was a child, I used to swim for hours in the shallows at Mt Martha beach. Mask, snorkel, flippers amazement. I would chase the baby flathead that would skim the sand and, was fascinated by all the beautiful sea life and the essence of nature. Intermittent warm currents would wash over me and it would feel so comforting and sanguine. This ebb and flow was accepted without question. Can I continue to accept it?

I used to love the early morning after a king tide at Silverleaves when I would chase the thousand soldier crabs that would burrow under the sand to be reclusive within an instant. Does it matter where they went?

As I delve further into music I see that in many ways, I have been trying to recreate those tides, currents and crustaceans with sound. As every wave is unique - I wish to be relieved of the bondage of self.

Thank you to every earthling who contributed to this batch of sun rays and warm currents during dark times. Thank you especially to the artists on this album: I am so grateful to have this music made real. Thankyou; Gary Bartz, Billy Harper, Hiatus Kaiyote, Greg Sher, Allysha Joy, The Merri Creek, Wat Artists, Si Gould, Julie Vecera, Daniel Merriweather, Mike Gurrieri, Gilles Peterson, Mother Tongue Records, Fred Wesley and the JB's crew, Luna Blu, McAll tribe, Melbourne tribe, New York tribe.

Especially thanks to my beautiful family Jendhi, Elias and Julius. In memory of Jack and Yvonne McAll Spirit Eternal Life.

1. Precious Energy - Homage To Leon Thomas and Pharoah Sanders ft. Julien Wilson, Rita Satch
2. Sweet Water ft. - Homage To Oshun Rita Satch, Julien Wilson
3. Wild Horses In The Morning Sky ft. Laneous, Rita Satch
4. Sweet Sweet Spirit ft. Homage to Doris Akers ft. Gary Bartz, Rita Satch, Belle Bangard
5. Sun Rays ft. Jace XL, Laneous
6. Stevland ft. - Homage to Stevie Wonder Gary Bartz, Jace XL, Rita Satch, Belle Bangard
7. John Coltrane Homage to Strata East ft. Gary Bartz
8. Precious Energy (Bonus 'Lord's Garden' Remix)

"2020 and 2021 were tough - this music was made as a balm for me and can hopefully be one in some way for you too"
-Barney McAll
PRECIOUS ENERGY (Leon Thomas) Coburg Community Choir: Rita Satch, Angus Leslie, Grace Robinson, Barney McAll / Sax - Julien Wilson / Keys -Barney McAll / Drums - Ben Vanderwal / Drums recorded by Ben Vanderwal / Additional production by Theo Carbo /
Recorded at ExtraCelestial Arts by Barney McAll

SWEET WATER (Barney McAll) Lead Vocals - Rita Satch / Backing Vocals - Laneous / Drums - Perrin Moss / Guitar & Efx - Laneous / Bass - Paul Bender / Rhodes, Bul Bul Tarang, Percussion & Synth - Barney McAll / Saxophone- Julien Wilson / Bata and Percussion - Javier Fredes / Engineer- Ari Roze & Barney McAll /Mix Engineer- Nick Herrera / Mixed by Nick Herrera at The Grove, Coburg / Recorded at Plug Seven Studio, Collingwood /Additional recording by Barney McAll at ExtraCelestial Arts

WILD HORSES IN THE MORNING SKY (Barney McAll) Guitar & Lead Vocals - Laneous / Keys & BVs - Barney McAll / Keys - Simon Mavin / Guitars - Cameron Deyell / Bass - Paul Bender / Drums - Ben Vanderwal / Country Pickin’ Guitar - Theo Carbo / BVs -Rita Satch
Recorded by Nick Herrera at Headgap Studio / Vocals ,Guitar, Extra Keys Recorded at ExtraCelestial Arts by Barney McAll / Assistant Theo Carbo / Mixed By Gareth Thomson / Recorded at Headgap Studio

SWEET SWEET SPIRIT (Doris Akers arr. Barney McAll) Keys - Barney McAll / Alto and Soprano Sax - Gary Bartz / Bass - Paul Bender / Drums, Percussion - Hamish Stuart / Vocals - Belle Bangard / Vocals - Rita satch / Recorded at Extra Celestial Arts by Barney McAll / Drums Recorded Benjamin Rodgers at Apple Street Studios / Sax Recorded by Gary Bartz at OYO studios, San Francisco / Mixed by Theo Carbo / Additional production by Theo Carbo / Recorded at ExtraCelestial Arts

SUN RAYS (Barney McAll) Vocals - Jace XL / Keys, Talkbox - Barney McAll / Bass - Paul Bender / Drums - Perrin Moss / Guitar & Solo - Laneous / Vocals -Rita Satch / Cosmic Ventriloquist Choir: Rita Satch, Grace Robinson, Emma Volard, Matilda Abraham, Indigo King, Josh Kyle, Miro Lauritz, Damon Smith, Audrey Powne, Sylvie Evans, Isadora Lauritz / Mixed by Gareth Thomson / Rhythm Section Recorded by Ari Roze at Plug Seven Studios

STEVLAND (Barney McAll, Greta Gertler) Vocals - Jace XL / Keys - Barney McAll / Keys - Simon Mavin / Vocals - Rita Satch / Vocals -Bell Bangard / Alto and Soprano Sax -Gary Bartz / Bass -Paul Bender / Guitars -Cameron Deyell / Drums -Ben Vanderwal / Vocals and Additional Recording at ExtraCelestial Arts by Barney McAll / Mixed by Theo Carbo / Additional production by Theo Carbo / Recorded at Headgap Studio / Sax Recorded by Gary Bartz at OYO studios, San Francisco

JOHN COLTRANE (Bill Lee) Keys -Barney McAll / Keys - Simon Mavin / Alto and Soprano Sax - Gary Bartz / Bass -Paul Bender /Drums - Ben Vanderwal / Vocals - Gary Bartz with Rita Satch, Belle Bangard, Barney McAll // Vocals and Additional Recording at Extra Celestial Arts by Barney McAll / Mixed by Theo Carbo / Additional production by Theo Carbo / Recorded at Headgap Studio

Album mastered by Lachlan Carrick / Cover art by Tokio Aoyama / All songs Produced by Barney McAll