By Sound Check - October 20, 201
Bright, eclectic, and ready-to-go, Mr. Lif’s newest track “Rebirth”, ft. Brass Menazeri, is a splash in the face of uplifting positivity and infectious energy that makes life feel a little less shitty. An airy mix of jazz horns and relatable lyricism, “Rebirth” is the perfect soundtrack for plotting a fresh start, no matter who you are. “'Rebirth' is for me exactly what the title says. During the period of time that song was written, it was the rebirth of my love for the Bay Area. Brass Menazeri and I were living in the Berkeley Hills and having an enchanting experience writing this album. To me, the song “Rebirth” sounds like me having a great day in Cali and that’s exactly what it is. Appreciation for life on the highest level,” Mr. Lif tells AFROPUNK.
WE ARE WAXSIMILE
Waxsimile Productions is the brainchild and passionate vision of longtime recording engineer Tim Boyle.
Tim's decades of experience in sound studios across the country working on sessions with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Peter Frampton, and Tom Waits is where the ethos for Waxsimile Productions is rooted.
Energized by his work with talented musicians and visionaries, Boyle continued to make music on his terms (spontaneously), eventually engineering movie scores for more than 200 films including “The Hunt for Red October,” “Terminator 2,” and “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.”
The Waxsimile Productions approach to music is focused on the human, the organic, and the alive elements of sound — a unique operating procedure in the modern music business where getting more bass into and bucks out of music typically reign.
For Tim, and correspondingly at Waxsimile Records, nothing can nor will replace the feel of the music, the groove of musical artists, nor the living breathing essence of live performance.
With over three decades of passionate dedication to music, sound engineering and bringing artists' visions to fruition, we believe in creativity.
At the end of the day it is what a person gets done that really matters. It all starts with a vision, but it takes knowledge, experience and professionalism to get done.
We are a focused group of long-term industry professionals. We provide the focus and support to targeted artists, hence we work with only a select few.
True Life Trio has recently released their first full-length recording, Like Never and Like Always. The album, a collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Gari Hegedus, was originally commissioned by the East Bay Fund For Artists with premiere performances in November of 2014. This ambitious and exciting recording project was produced by Eric Oberthaler and was recorded by David Luke at Opus Studios in Berkeley, CA.
True Life Trio will be on tour in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; and Astoria, OR September 15-18. Details available at truelifetrio.com.
Guitar wizard Tim Young has recorded his first record for Waxsimile Productions and it’s set for release early this summer. Tim leads his motley band of musical denizens, the Questionaires, with a hearty brew of Rock, Bop, and Highbrow sure to satisfy the most discerning musical appetite.
Tim and the boys, Danny Frankel (drums), Jon Ossman (bass) and Peter Adams (keys) have colluded to brew up some of the most original and diverse music in today’s popular market. Be assured that Tim Young & the Questionaires will leave no questions unanswered.
Be sure to check back soon for more updates and sample tracks!
A GORGEOUS WORK OF ART – WITH A HAUNTING MIX OF FOLK, JAZZ AND SINGER SONGWRITER!
In this “chase the almighty buck” world, how often do you see someone who sheds the bonds of the nine to fivers for their one true abiding passion? Rarely, if ever, do we find such an artist surfacing in full creative bloom after years embroiled in the America survival opera; Kathy Black is just that rarity.
Emerging this year with her debut release on Waxsimile Records, her music, though intensely personal, will touch the abundant truths we all share. Kentucky, Chicago, California’s bay area and even a taste of Los Angeles, are the grist for her infectious rhythms, astute lyrics and irresistible performances; all assured to please the most discriminating musical palate.
The Band’s Richard Manuel is quoted as saying that Kathy Black was his favorite singer, while none other than the great Paul Williams, upon hearing Ms. Black’s “Kentucky”, declared her his song-writing peer.
But all that may be just so many whispered words in the winds, MAIN STREET is the real statement here, try it, you wont regret it.