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itunes.apple.com/us/album/aventurera/id1089674688?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=iTunes *10 tracks (+ 2 bonus tracks), in English, Spanish and French
Released right before spring, the album symbolizes rebirth. It calls to the adventurer in each one of us to go beyond what we know, reach into the unknown, challenge ourselves to grow.
This album is groundbreaking in its richness, representing the synergy of collaborations with talented independent San Francisco Bay area artists and beyond.
Album artists include: Sang Matiz on title track Aventurera, Rahman Jamaal (Change, Once Again), Carolyn Smith (Zone, Can't Touch), Chatterbox (Take my hand), Seneca (Take my hand), as well as musicians from the Fyah Squad Band (Waddell Bell, Lou Neuburger, Little Sister, Life), Raliegh Neal (keys, Little Sister, Life), Jayme Arredondo (drums, Aventurera, Once Again, Take my hand, Zone), Anthony Ant (trumpet, Once Again, The World, Thankful, Can't Touch), Dave Eagle (percussion, Life, Take my hand, Thankful, The World, Winds, Can't Touch) and Luke Thomas (guitar, Little Sister, Life).
Thank you wonderous world, full of loved ones, near and far, may I live to see you once again and share life. I truly hope the changing sound winds help you to adventure outside the zone. I feel so blessed that I can share my obsession, my love story with sound, with you.
All lyrics, music, production, arrangement, recording and edition by Renee Asteria/Razteria (RA) at Truffula Oak Studio (El Sobrante, CA) unless otherwise noted.
Mixed by James Ward & RA (Live Oak Studio) unless otherwise noted. Mastered by Justin Weiss (TrakWorx).
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1. Aventurera - cowritten by Yuriza Jared (YJ)
Vocals (RA, YJ), charango (YJ), rhythm guitar/bass/organ (RA), lead guitar (Eddie Cabezas), percussion (Jesus Martinez and Clark Seal), Drums Jayme Arredondo (JA)
2. Change - lyrics cowritten by Rahman Jamaal (c) (p) Asteria & Sajeraja
Vocals (RA, RJ), all instruments (RA). Additional recording at La Forge (Kirby Bivans). Mix by Kinyama Sounds (Nicolas Duboux)/Live Oak Studio/RA
Vocals/acoustic guitar (RA), electric guitar (Luke Thomas, LT), synthesizer (Raliegh Neal, RN), bass (Waddell Bell, WB), drums (Louis Neuburger, LN), percussion (Dave Eagle, DE and JA)
4. Take my hand - featuring Seneca Schachter and Sirraum Nash
Vocals (RA/SS/SN), drums (JA), percussion (DE), other instruments (RA)
5. Little Sister
Vocals (RA), guitar (LT), synthesizer/piano (RN), bass (WB), drums/percussion (LN). Mix by Kinyama Sounds (Nicolas Duboux).
6. Once Again - lyrics cowritten by Rahman Jamaal - (c) (p) Asteria & Sajeraja
Vocals (RA/RJ), trumpet (Anthony Ant, AA), drums (JA), other instruments (RA)
7. Zone - cowritten with Carolyn Smith (CS)
Vocals (RA/CS), guitars (RA), piano (CS), bass (WB), drums (JA)
Vocals/other instruments except drums (RA), trumpet (AA)
9. The World
Vocals/other instruments (RA), trumpet (AA), percussion (DE)
Vocals/guitar/bass (RA), organ/piano (CS), drums (Joe Newton)
11. Can't touch - cowritten by Carolyn Smith
Vocals/guitar/bass (RA), organ/piano (CS), drums (Joe Newton), percussion (DE), trumpet (AA)
12. Once again (bonus)