Sep 17, 2010

Stuart Bogie of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra with his new group: Superhuman Happiness


Superhuman Happiness was founded in 2008 to seek joy and love through shared rhythm and melody, composed and improvised. They have one CD, Stuart Bogie's Superhuman Happiness - Fall Down Seven Time Stand Up Eight, and one 7" entitled GMYL/Hounds. Members are known for their work with Antibalas, the Sway Machinery, TV on the Radio, Battle Apples, The Phenomonal Handclap Band, Caural, The Roots, James Hunter, King Expressors, Passion Pit, Celebration, Holly Miranda, Foals and the inimitable MC Chris. The band regularly rehearses, composes, and records together, engaging in various improvisatory musical games currently being compiled for implementation in widespread applications.

From their myspace page!


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.


The album:

Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight


1. Prelude 01:50
2. 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 04:15
3. Human Happiness 03:46
4. Interlude 01:19
5. Mr. Mystery 05:09
6. Somewhere In New Mexico 04:24
7. The Market 03:06

The album can be downloaded at their page here!!!

I strongly recommend to pass by there

Price for the record has to be defined by you!!!

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