All of the things
Hello friends. If you haven’t heard, it’s been ten years since my debut album Boom Bap Sunrise: Rural Sounds Volume 1 came out, which was my first real experiment in downtempo music. Since then, I’ve produced a number of download-only singles that were similar in genre, but gradually progressing in theme. And then in 2014, I put out my second album Down to Dusk: Rural Sounds Volume 2. Now you can get all of it in one big package.
This collection contains every song ever released on the Leisure Lab label: both Rural Sounds CDs and a digital box set of all the download-only singles. And bonus: this package also include four new (previously unreleased) songs. Two of them are downtempo – “Late Night Storm” and “IPA,” which I started during the Rural Sounds Vol 2 sessions. And two of them are more deep house – “Sand” and “Connector,” which I started around the “Escapism” sessions.
(Note: I couldn’t includes “Escapism” parts 1 and 2 because those are licensed to another label).
How to get it
If you’re interested in getting the whole package, it’s really easy. Just head to Bandcamp, buy Rural Sounds Volumes 1 and 2 on CD, and you’ll receive a free download of the digital box set. By the way, the digital box set also includes liner notes that I wrote to document the story behind each song.
Already have the CDs?
I released Boom Bap Sunrise: Rural Sounds Volume 1 ten years ago. Here’s an audio overview:
Hello friends. Just a quick note to let you know some new things are coming, as well as some new old stock (NOS) things. Seasons are changing, and it’s a period of transition – more on that later – but I do have some surprises on the way that I think you’ll enjoy. Peace. More soon.
While “Getaway” was the lead-off single for my new album, Down to Dusk: Rural Sounds Volume 2, “The Man Called Thursday” has been gaining a bit of radio traction lately. Most recently, Aja and Claire Simone included the song on their Ketch a Vibe show for two weeks in a row (episodes 194 and 195)!
I’m always happy when one of my songs makes it into a radio playlist, but it’s especially exciting when the song gets played alongside some of my favorite artists. In show #195, “The Man Called Thursday” is played along with tracks by artists such as Incognito, Dorian Concept, and Fertile Ground! Definitely good company to keep, and I’m honored to be included.
The Ketch a Vibe show is one I’d listen to whether they played my music or not. Jazz funk to spiritual jazz to downtempo. Deep and eclectic. I highly recommend this one
My latest album, Down to Dusk: Rural Sounds Volume 2, has been getting some great feedback! I wanted to share it here to express my gratitude for everyone who has taken the time to listen and share their thoughts.