How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
I'll tell you how...you work with incredible musicians like Darius Jones. I'm three days away from the surreal honor of performing with the Elizabeth-Caroline Unit in one of the finest acoustic halls in the world. As I pinch myself, I have to remember that it wasn't sheer dumb luck that got me there. Of course, there was a lot of hard work involved. We have all been dedicated to working on The Oversoul Manual for over two full years, in a collaborative and immersive way. The group itself is comprised of some of the most badass musicians I know. Jean-Carla Rodea with her fluid creative spirit and raw singular voice, Sarah Dyson an incredibly dramatic and rich soprano and Kristin Slipp, a phenomenal improviser with amazing color. When our powers combine...It feels like some Captain Planet shit! The only way I can describe the sonic elements is by drawing some disparate comparisons to some of the inspirations for the piece; En Vogue, The Supremes, Sun Ra, Stockhausen, Clara Ward, Meredith Monk and vocal traditions and ideas from around the globe. Darius has created a musical-spiritual experience that has changed all of us and I think will change those who listen to it.
You can click on the poster to hear some sample tracks on Aum Fidelity's website and watch the trailer below featuring myself and Kristin Slipp to get a taste of what's in store. We are so proud of this work and can't wait to share this vocal universe with you all.
Peace and Love,