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The Funk Ark
Man is a Monster

The Funk Ark — Man is a Monster (October 14, 2014)

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♣   The Funk Ark is a Funk/Afrobeat ensemble founded by Will Rast (Antibalas, Thievery Corporation, Ocote Soul Sounds) and comprised of the best jazz musicians from the Washington, D.C. area. Drawing from a love of the Latin Funk/Dance music scenes of the 1960s and 70s, The Funk Ark creates music that is gritty, soulful, and invigorating.
The Funk Ark 2014 Lineup:
♣   Will Rast (keyboards)
♣   Greg Loman (guitar)
♣   Joe Herrera (trumpet)
♣   Matt Rippetoe (bari saxophone)
♣   Josh Kay (percussion)
♣   TJ Turqman (bass)
♣   Graham Doby (drums)
Location: Washington, D.C.
Album release: October 14, 2014
Record Label: Ropeadope
Duration:     44:49
1. Mind Meld      4:50
2. Fugue State      5:20
3. Bouzouki Song     3:52
4. Headband      5:46
5. Fugue State pt. 2      4:40
6. Man is a Monster      6:37
7. Doom Buggy      4:06
8. Selassie Strut      4:09
9. Tam Tari Ta      5:29
♣   "Man is a Monster is a collection of songs from a period of two years during which I traveled more than I ever had before, spending time in countries, most of which, I had never visited. The songs were conceived in that spirit of exploration, in a global sense, but also of our musical and technical abilities. This album's eclectic sound is an indication of the many inuences and experiences of the group, as well as our intent to
take the emphasis away from traditional 4/4 rhythms and channel those inuences into something deeper and more challenging than our previous work." — Will Rast
The Funk Ark — Man Is A Monster
♣   Produced by Greg Loman and Will Rast
♣   Engineered by Adrian Olsen
♣   Mixed by J.D. Foster
♣   Mastered by Steve Wright
♣   All tracks written by Will Rast, except for "Fugue State pt. 2" (Rast, Loman)
♣   All tracks recorded at Montrose Recording, Richmond, VA
♣   Keyboards, Guitars, Drumkit — Will Rast
♣   Lead Guitar — Greg Loman
♣   Rhythm Guitar — Wayan Zoey
♣   Trumpet — Joe Herrera
♣   Baritone Saxophone, Flute — Matt Rippetoe
♣   Tenor Saxophone, Flute — Michael Kammers
♣   Bass Guitar — TJ Turqman
♣   Congas — Josh Kay
♣   Drumkit — Graham Doby
♣   Drumkit, Percussion, Shakers — John Speice
♣   Album art by Steve Loya & JJ Cromer
♣   CD cover design by O'Neill Cushman
♣   Photographs by Eve Spielberg, Samantha Fien-Helfman, and Andrew Markowitz
♣   Management: Nick Velleman funkarkmgmt@gmail.com
♣   Licensing/Publishing: Catherine Steinmann, Carthage Music Ltd.catherine@carthagemusic.co.uk
♣   Special Thanks: Louis Marks and everyone at Ropeadope, Nick Velleman, Alex O'Flinn, Adam Rast, Ben Winburn, Michael Kammers, Wayan Zoey, John Speice, Lee Durham, Flex Mathews, Ben Tufts, Etu Dieng, Chris Naoum, Steve Loya, JJ Cromer, Jennifer Addison, O'Neill Cushman, Samantha Fien–Helfman, Eve Spielberg, Aaron Geller, Arthur Bloom, Chase Turner, Miles Ryan and 7 Drum Lessons, The Purple Fiddle, Giovanni Russonello, Tim Walther and All Good Presents, Grey Area Productions, Paris DJs, Brownout, Orgone, Antibalas, Thievery Corporation, and to all of our families.
Website: http://www.thefunkark.com/
Bandcamp: http://funkark.bandcamp.com/releases
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/funkark?fref=ts

The Funk Ark
Man is a Monster