Marcus Pittman - EXOTIKA
All songs and lyrics, written, arranged and produced by
Recorded at Eastwood studios and greehousefx in Tokyo, Japan.
Mixed at greenhousefx, Mastered by Nabil Ghrib and Nutimes msic in Paris, France.
Huge thanks to my Tokyo musician collective for your support and talent. 17 of us and a house party in total recorded on this CD, and special thanks to Simon Koperu for his support over the years and the legendary Philip Woo for his awesome keys.
This eclectic album represents a journey covering songs written while I was at university, on my travels (which eventually brought me to Japan) and up to this year.
Special thanks to Sasha and Robin for their enthusiasm, patience and support on this project, and thanks to my family (especially my bro),for their love, support and positive vibes.
Also thanks to the good people: Ponzi for your art and body painting, Mi Lah and Nana for being exotic, Geoff Johnson for your great photos and Tim Thornton for his help with the CD design.
On my quest to find true EXOTIKA, I discovered Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, and will never forget this beautiful land.
But, I was educated about the impacts of man and rainforest logging on the environment and danger to the rare and endangered species living there.
Listen to `Kalimantan`, visit, be enchanted by and help save it before it`s too late !
` The Future is gonna be what you make it ! `
Tracks and Notes:
1) LIFTED ( M.Pittman)
Vocals/Acoustic guitar: Marcus Pittman
Bass: Simon Koperu, Drums: Hiroki Murakami,
Keys: Kai Ruthroff,
Backing vocals: Q Kendrick and Mimi Smooth
2) Livin` on a beach ( M.Pittman)
Vocals: Marcus Pittman, bass: Simon Koperu, drums: Hiroki Murakami, guitar Hiroki katayama, Percussion: Kazutora ?, Keys: Sean Tait.
3) Ala Moana ( M.Pittman)
Tenor Sax: Marcus Pittman
Bass: Simon Koperu, Drums: Hiroki, keys: sean tait,
Guitar: Hiroki Katayama, Trumpet : Mike Zachernuk, Trombone: Atsuo Murakami
4) Runaway,( MP)
Vocals/ acoustic guitar: marcus pittman
Kahon: Sasha Saita, Bass: Simon Koperu, drums: Hiroki, Keys: Seiji Fukuda.
5) Highlife (MP)
Vocals/Alto sax: MP, drums: Hiroki, bass: simon, guitar: Jin, Keys: kai, backing vocals: Q, other voices: Marcellus & The House party
6) Giving it up( for Love) ( MP)
Vocals/guitar: Marcus, bass : Simon, drums: Hiroki, keys: Seiji,
Backing vocs: Mimi smooth. Perc: kazutora
7) Funky Party Night (MP)
Vocals/ tenor sax: Marcus, bass:Simon, dms:Hiroki, Keys: Sean, bone: atsuo, tpt: Mike Z, gtr:Hiroki K
8) The Player
Tenor sax:marcus, bass :Simon, dms:Hiroki, keys: Sean tpt, Mike Z, bone: Atsuo,
9) Passion in Storm
Vocals: Sabrina H, Marcus. Bass: Jeff curry, dms, Alessio, keys: Marcus, Flute: Kai Perc: Sasha
10) Lover Like U
Vocals/ Alto Sax: marcus, bass: Simon, dms:Hiroki, keys: Philip Woo,
11) Dreams Of Salvador
Alto sax: Marcus, Vocals: Sabrina, bass:Jeff, dms:Alessio, Keys: Philip, Perc: kazutora
12) In the City
Vocals/tenor sax: Marcus, bass:jeff, dms: Alex, Keys/flute :kai,
Alto sax:marcus, bass: Simon, dms: Hiroki, gtr: Jin, keys: Philip
Narration/ Tenor sax/Suling: marcus, bass: Jeff , dms: Alex
Keys: Philip, perc: ?