Signel-Z has been evolving as a band, as composers and players. The ability to listen hard is valued as highly as the ability to play dramatically. The balance between structure and improvisation is the playing field upon which the original compositions are expressed at each live performance. The album was tracked live with very little use of modern studio trickery in order to capture the human element and the artists performance. Several of the band members provided original music compositions for the album. The compatibility of the composers and players really comes across nicely in the progression of the sound from the start to the finish of the CD lending greater depth and diversity to the music than what would have been possible with a less collaborative approach.
The approach to the mixing and mastering was meant to emphasize the complexity of the sounds and to couch them in a full bodied mix that describes the perfect live soundstage. Perhaps an evening concert in the desert, the Arcosanti amphitheater or the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. A sensual sound that would be ideal if driving or meditating late at night results. The group can perform jazz, funk and other genres, but prefers to develop each piece as distinct from the others such that a distinct character is achieved in each piece as well as a great progression of the overall set.
Signel-Z sincerely hopes that you deeply enjoy the album. This project represents an effort to put aside preconceptions and assumptions about the music and to create and perform the music in the way that each artist has grown to value and with the hopes that the music will capture the imaginations of many listeners who may have been deprived of a great musical experience by conventional dogma. Enjoy!