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Inspired re-recordings on Sebastian Sturm’s The Kingston Session

Sturm_Cover-Layout_TKS_01-1-kleinOn his brand new album The Kingston Session German singer Sebastian Sturm, together with his band Exile Airline, headed to the Jamaican capital and the legendary Harry J studio for its recording sessions.

They locked themselves in the studio for two days and came out with an inspired nine track album recorded live in the studio using only the bare essentials – guitar, bass, drums and keys. The set collects easy-going, organic and stripped-down versions of mostly previously released material, and the only new cut is a version of Freddie McKay’s Free Man.

Sebastian Sturm has a raspy voice and a dramatic, almost theatrical, style with a bit of vibrato. The raspiness is a bit similar to Bob Marley and the drama is reminiscent to how Groundation’s lead vocalist Professor sounds. It works well with the jazzy arrangements and the jam-oriented grooves that the band present on several tracks, especially on the almost nine minute long Free Man.

This is Sebastian Sturm’s fifth album and it was successfully financed via crowdfunding, and I have a feeling his fans and investors will love what they hear.

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Co-produce a Lee Perry album

EasyRiddimMaker – producer and multi-instrumentalist Olivier Gangloff and producer and sound engineer Romain Ferrey – put out Lee Perry’s album Humanicity in late 2012. Now they and Lee Perry need your help to finish another album.

Via crowdfunding site Ulule you can be a co-producer of the new album and receive 1 percent of the royalties, i.e. percentage of digital and physical album sales. The funds will for example be used for mastering, photo sessions, distribution and promotion.

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As a contributor you have also have the chance to get a pre-release copy, a signed copy, a signed photo and your name in the album credits. You will of course go down in history as one who has worked with Lee Perry.

Read more here and get the full picture.

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