After what has literally been years of talking, dreaming, deciding, tracking, editing, re-tracking, arguing, mixing and re-mixing, keeping and discarding, shuffling and shifting, ebbing and flowing, starting and stopping, and finally pushing through, into the world comes Autorickshaw’s fourth studio effort. I am so honoured that the two extraordinary musicians who form the Autorickshaw brain trust allowed me to exercise such tremendous creative freedom with them, and with their material. While both Suba and Ed are deeply versed in the north and south Indian Classical music traditions, they are also both contemporary Westerners, living in perhaps the most ethnically and socially diverse city on the planet. We did our best to weave many of their musical influences into a seamless fabric, to create a sound that is simultaneously referential and yet totally unique. We’re very proud of the product but you can judge whether or not we were successful in our endeavour. At the very least, we hope this album humours you, in the best way possible.
-Andrew Craig, October 2013
released November 10, 2013
Produced by Andrew Craig and Autorickshaw
Bed tracks and overdubs engineered by Andrew Craig at the old Arraymusic Studio, Toronto, Canada
2010 sessions assisted by Clark Barnes
Vocals engineered by Andrew Craig at the Manadon Palace, Toronto, Canada
Edited by Andrew Craig
Mixed by Dylan Bell at FreePlay Studios, Toronto, Canada, except “Sunrise” and “Raj Kumari”, mixed by Andrew Craig at Das Machineraum, Guelph, Canada
Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Productions, Toronto, Canada Photography by Cameron Ogilvie
Design and Illustration by Krishan Jayatunge
Rich Brown plays MarkBass amplification & Jim Dunlop strings
Adrian Eccleston plays Gibson guitars, Mesa/Boogie amps, T-Rex Engineering, Empress Effects, Dunlop picks & Dean Markley strings
Ed Hanley plays Mukta Das & Haridas Vhatkar tabla
Patrick Graham plays Cooperman drums
George Koller plays Rikhi Ram dilrubas
Larnell Lewis endorses D'Addario, Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals, Evans Drumheads & Pro Mark drumsticks
Special thanks: Trichy & Lalitha Sankaran; William, Anthony, Christine & James Hanley; Retrocity; Dylan Bell for marathon mixing and a thousand nips and tucks; Rick Sacks and Sandra Bell of Arraymusic; Sameer Sheriff of Greyhound Bus Lines; Graham Clarke of George Charles Productions; Laura McNeilly; Kathi Nicoll; all musicians, past, present and future.
This album was supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.
We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
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