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Revered Producer / Musician Carlos Niño engages
the 5th album in his ongoing "& Friends" series with
Going Home, a definitive six-song odyssey in tribute
to "passing from the earthly realm" featuring
Deantoni Parks, Dexter Story, Jamael Dean,
Josh Johnson, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson,
SK Kakraba, and New Age Legend Iasos.
released October 20, 2017
1. Light-Codes 7 4:11
2. OrganicSelf 4:29
3. Garden Of Bells 5:10
1. Perrsssspeshhhhiift 7:22
2. Deep, Deep Breaths 4:59
3. Going Home 4:09
Produced and Mixed by Carlos NiñoMastered by Matthew David McQueen
Bells, Chimes, Cymbals, Gongs, Percussion, Keyboards, Arrangements,
Editing, Soundscapes, Sound Design, and Summoning by Carlos Niño with:
A1. Dexter Story - Drums, Josh Johnson - Alto Saxophone,
SK Kakraba - Gyil, Recorded Live by Mark Maxwell
(Thanks to Anthony Valadez for having us at FIGat7th!)
Additional Reeds by Josh Johnson
A2. Deantoni Parks - Drums, Recorded by Be Hussey,
Dexter Story - Special Effects, Josh Johnson - Organ and Reeds,
and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - String Arrangement, Performance
and Mix, Recorded and Co-Mixed by Benjamin Tierney,
Sleigh Bells and Wurlitzer by MAF
A3. Dexter Story on Drums, Josh Johnson on Alto Saxophone,
Recorded and Co-Mixed by Benjamin Tierney
(Thanks to Rani De Leon for having us at JACCC!)
B1. features Jamael Dean on Keyboards.
B3. features Iasos on Various Instruments atop the Soundscapes I sent him.
Front Cover Photo by Yvonne Schmedemann
Ring by Liza Vosbigian
Design by Jesse Moretti
Dedicated to My Father Pablo Niño and My Cosmic Twin John Michael Daniel
Profound Gratitude to Gaby Hernandez, Don Hernandez, Carla Niño,
Claudia Niño, Azul Niño, Jamire Williams, Laraaji, Dntel, Ken Barrientos,
Alex Kelman, John Stevens, and everyone named above.
The Journey from God-Consciousness / God-Oneness at Infinite-Frequencies, to our physical incarnations here on Earth, and back again, is huge! Passing from the Earthly Realm / "Dropping the Body" (which I've heard referred to as Going Home,) is what I'm referencing, expressing here. A friend told me that just before a Dear elder of his passed, he said,
"My Ride Is Here." I'm dealing with Going / Being energy, like breath cycles - Loops, Trance, Depths . . . I've been around people as they transition and that unique breathing is something that I've tried to represent on this record Musically. The midwifery into and out of our incarnation in these amazing body vessels of / on Earth is a beautiful process that opens many doors. I'm connecting to the communication I have with people who have moved on from their human experience, and sharing visions. Thanks for reading this!
LOVE to All!
Just discovered Sam Wilkes and some of his work and bass playing, and arrived to this record. It reminds me a lot to John Hassell/Eno era a bit more jazzy, and all the ambient music from the 80’s. I love it! Santi Umbert
What a refreshing album of music. There is an overwhelming amount of beauty and heartfelt soul shining off of this record. Sam Gendel is a perfect partner to the compositions throughout. Essential vinyl to have. All the little details...so much glory. sid&molly