Stuart Bogie/Superhuman Happiness notes/bio/description
Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight was recorded in 2007 in a dusty basement in New York. The compositions are a collection written by Stuart Bogie as Christmas presents for his family ten years ago. After a long and arduous tour conducting the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Bogie produced these recordings as a release from the mental inertia of the road. The songs explore contemporary directions in afrobeat and electrofunk, while being recorded on an old analog tape machine. The legendary Tascam 388 gives the producer only 8 tracks to shape his music, and this restriction provided the essential boundaries to guide the creative process. Two of the songs were produced with Zachary Mastoon (a.k.a. Caural), whom Bogie has worked with since about 1984.
Stuart Bogie is known for his arranging and playing with Passion Pit, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Holly Miranda, Volney Litmus, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, The FunkeyMonkeys, TV on the Radio, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Celebration, Zak De Larocca, Angelique Kidjo, Bat for Lashes, Foals, Scarlett Johansen, Harlem Shakes, The Roots, Mark Ronson, Saul Williams, Bright Black Morning Light and Islands.
Zachary Mastoon (co-production, drums, percussion) performs and records under the name Caural, and tours with Bus Driver
Oren Blowedow (Bass) has worked with Meshelle N'Degeocello, Liz Wright, Elysian Fields, The Lounge Lizards
Luke O'Malley (Guitar) has worked with Antibalas, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, May J Blige
Ryan Ferreira (Guitar) is a member of Jersey Band
Jeremiah Lockwood (Guitar) leads Sway Machinery, composes for Puppet Heap, and play with Balkan Beat Box
Ryan Sawyer (Drums)performs with Eye Contact and Stars Like Fleas
Brian Chase (Drums) is a member of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Sway Machinery
Chris Vatalaro (Drums) in a member of Antibalas
Eric Biondo (Trumpet) performs with Davey Jones, The FunkeyMonkeys, and Antibalas
Eli Asher (Trumpet)
Jordan McLean (Trumpet) wrote for the musical Fela! and is a member of Sway Machinery and Antibalas
Aaron Johnson (Trombone) is the musical director of Fela! and is a member of Antibalas.
Gabriel Roth (Tambourine) leads Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and won a grammy for his work on the Amy Winehouse record Back to Black.