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Equinox Recordings. a new vinyl-only record label based out of Melbourne is proud to present it s debut release: the vinyl edition of Score by Melbourne s very own The Raah Project
Equinox Recordings, a new vinyl-only record label based out of Melbourne is proud to present it's debut release: the vinyl edition of 'Score' by Melbourne's very own The Raah Project.
The Raah Project began in 2004 when Tamil Rogeon and Ryan Ritchie began improvising live gigs on their samplers. Originally using samples they took from their Jazz and classical records and combining them with beats, they quickly wanted more original backing for their Violin and Vocal performances which led them to recording their own original arrangements of orchestra and big band. Mr Rogeon's vision led him down a path of violin improvisation and soundscape manipulation, Mr Ritchie's led him to a realization that he was in fact a singer and that he had in fact written songs where the orchestra behaved as a replacement to the traditional instruments of the singer songwriters quiver. The combination of these ideas, 40 players , 3 weeks at a vineyard working on programming and production, and the addition of some of Australia's finest Jazz musicians has spawned the debut album SCORE.
Score was made with no intention but to satisfy their own artistic desires; a boundless approach to making the album was employed, answering only to each other and the rules of PCCOMM originally published by Matthew Herbert. The result is a critically acclaimed, staggeringly bold album of truly original soul and jazz music.
"There was a project out of Melbourne called the Raah Project. I couldn't believe how good it was, it was definitely up there and beyond. It was a bit of Matthew Herbert, a little bit of Sa-Ra Creative Partners, but with it's own melodic Australian vibe going on."
Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6, Brownswood Recordings)
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