Clawhammer banjo virtuoso & German-American synthesizer professor record a 7" 33⅓ Little LP; 15 minutes of music.
We asked Marcus, one of Vulfmon's teaching assistants, to write a short description of Assaz Crocante!
For many decades, man has wondered: "What if a clawhammer banjo virtuoso and an eccentric German-American synthesizer professor decided to record a record of banjo-synth-afrobeat music?"
An enigmatic what-if, and for good reason. You'll rarely find a synthesizer plugged-in on the front porch; or a hillbilly with a ticket to Lagos.
But here are two facts. (1) The odd shape of a clawhammerist's picking-hand (looks like a claw, used like a hammer) comes from West Africa, something you'll find there and in America, but really only in those two places. (2) Synthesizers exist.
So try the phrase again, "banjo-synth-afrobeat." That's what Assaz Crocante! is. It's what happens when a banjoist (Rob Stenson) and a synthesizer professor (Vulfmon) decide to record a record.
How will you hear them? 500 "little LPs" — 15 minutes, 7", 33⅓ RPM — will be pressed. And then recorded onto a professional computer system.
How will your money be spent? On production: professional mastering, vinyl pressing, tape and other musicians' time.
To conclude, whether you're a consumer, an enthusiast, or a patron, you're invited to collaborate financially. Because sometimes it takes a little LP to make a big difference.
Digital Download /// 24-bit/88k Lossless, or 64kbps MP3, or any other format
Digital Download +
Vinyl Record /// 7" 33⅓ RPM, 70 Gram (Heavy) w/ Small Hole
Digital Download +
Vinyl Record +
Vinyl Jacket /// Silkscreen on Post-Consumer Recycled heavy 24 pt. board +
Ringtones /// Choice Funklet beats triggered on Vulfmon's modded Keio Minipops and mastered for iPhone +
Program Thank You /// Patrons will be listed in the program at the Assaz Crocante! release show.
***outside US, please add $10 for shipping (consumer and patron), thanks***
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