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The Decoders "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun"

Wax Poetics on November 21, 2012 23:47


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    Wax Poetics is proud to stream the Decoders' cover of the Rotary Connection joint, "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun," which was produced by the great Charles Stepney. The track features our homies Loren Oden and Brooke De Rosa.

    Purchase the track on Bandcamp.

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    Riding on the heels of their first single off of Vol. 2 (Walk On By) with its orchestral soul arrangements, the second single from Vol. 2, Rotary Connection's "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun," is an ode to the beautifully epic orchestral arrangements of producer Charles Stepney.

    But this time, the Decoders have decided to venture into the Brazilian repertoire, incorporating Samba and Jazz elements into the group's psychedelic soul arrangement.

    This version features Adrian Younge's Venice Dawn vocalists Loren Oden and Brooke De Rosa on vocals, as well as Jungle Fire's Steve Haney on percussion and Brazilian musician Quetzal Guerrero on percussion and berimbau.

    The artwork for the single is an original painting by Los Angeles–based artist Michelle Robinson. Michelle's work has been praised by Cee-Lo Green, among others. For more info, check out her website.


    Produced by the Decoders

    Loren Oden
    Lead Vocals, Background Vocals

    Brooke De Rosa
    Background Vocals

    Itai Shapira
    Bass, Guitars, Synth, Vocal Arrangements

    Todd M. Simon
    Trumpet, Horn Arrangements

    Adam Berg

    Tracy Wannomae

    Thomas Lea
    Violin, Viola

    Steve Haney

    Quetzal Guerrero

    Blake Colie

    Engineered by Itai Shapira and Adam Berg at Manifest Music
    Additional engineering by David Burris at Manifest Music
    Mixed by Itai Shapira and Adam Berg at Manifest Music
    Mastered by Adam Berg at Manifest Music

    Originally written and recorded by Rotary Connection (1971)

    Michelle Robinson: Original Artwork • Anthony Valadez: Cover Art Design


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