“A record that's perfect if you dig a classic 70s keyboard approach to funk!”
"their mythic notoriety will soon become ubiquitous"
"Impressive! Must be the sorcerers at Mackrosoft."
Brothers Aja West (The Mackrosoft) and Cheeba (The Cheebacabra) join forces to pay homage to their childhood cats, Flash and Snowball. Influenced by such 70's fusion giants as Weather Report, Passport and Herbie Hancock, Aja West & Cheeba present fourteen tracks of feline-inspired funk. There is no shortage of analog keyboards in the mix, as the brothers bring out all of their Moogs, Arps, and the fittingly-named synthesizer, The Cat. Also featured on keys is electric piano guru Steve Moore (Stebmo, Sufjan Stevens). Rich Lambert holds down the drum kit busting breaks that are bound to be sampled by future beat miners. Also featured is the great Mike Porcaro, legendary bass player from Toto.
released May 1, 2005
Aja West: rhodes electric piano, clavinet, moog opus 3, ensoniq asr 10, juno 60, foot system pedal synth, octave cat, guitaret, organ, bass, percussion
Cheeba: rhodes electric piano, clavinet, moog voyager, prophet 5, juno 60, arp string ensemble, yamaha organ, tenor sax, melodica, percussion
Rich Lambert: drums
Alex Veley: rhodes electric piano, clavinet
Mike Porcaro: electric bass
Nick Allison: piano
Steve Moore: wurlitzer, trombone, vibes
Gould Effect: sax
Steve Black: electric guitar
Snakerhythms: sax with effects
Cedric Ross: electric bass
Heather Porcaro: worm guitar, synth
Scott Koziol: electric bass
Victor Tapia: conga, shaker, chimes
Recorded, produced and mixed by Aja West & Cheeba
Mastered by Barry Corliss
Cover Painting by Nathan Cheever
Specializing in hybrids of funk, fusion, soul, jazz and electronic music, the Mackrosoft label and artist/manager Aja West
have released a steady stream of strong CD and vinyl releases since 2000. Now eighteen albums deep, Mackrosoft has received generous accolades from fans and critics alike for its intelligent music and distinctive artwork....more