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Music Industrial Index: Red November EP Available Now

 

Hi musical friends, it’s been a while since the last update, but the family has been hella busy the past two months, bidding many joyful/tearful goodbyes to Brooklyn and beginning to populate our calendar in Atlanta with work, music and social encounters. So my latest musical endeavors are a sort of farewell to BKLYN and a big howdy to ATL.

As some of you may know, for the past two years I’ve been learning and honing new skills in music composition, production and DAW under the moniker Music Industrial Index. The product of that progress is the Red November EP. Although I arranged and produced the record, this time around it is not a one-man show, as I was lucky to collaborate on two tracks with dear friends and members of perennial The Go-Kartel, Rob Grover and Kevin Brady. Rachel Carey has made her way into the mix by way of lead and backing vocals, with lovely results.

The 5-track recording consists of three vocal numbers and two instrumental ambient pieces arranged and produced by yours truly. Both the title track and “Christopher’s Sister” were co-written by Rob Grover and myself, featuring Kevin Brady and Rachel Carey on lead and backing vocal. The third vocal track is an interpretation of Kate Bush’s Running Up that Hill, featuring lead vocals by Mauricio Carey (gulp!) and Rachel again on backing vox. On this particular track I stretched myself perhaps beyond my capabilities – I am no singer (so be kind :). But recording and producing my own vocal tracks  allowed me to get a sense of how to build vocal tracks in a home studio, and, ultimately, learn the tools available that enabled me to occasionally cheat my way into tunefulness :)

It’s been extremely rewarding to have had the opportunity to remotely make music with close friends and family, now that all involved have spread out across the globe, with Rob in Frankfurt, Germany, the Careys freshly settled in Atlanta, Georgia and Kevin remaining in New York City where he continues to command admiration and respect in both advertising and music-making. I miss these boys dearly but grateful for the technology that allows us to continue to make music together in some fashion.

Hope you enjoy!

cheers
mau

side a
RED NOVEMBER / CHRISTOPHER’S SISTER /RUNNING UP THAT HILL

side b
ANOTHER BLUE WORLD / ENO-LAMENTI

RED NOVEMBER written by Robert Grover and Mauricio Carey
lead vocal: Kevin Brady
backing vocals: Rachel Carey, Kevin Brady, and Mauricio Carey

CHRISTOPHER’S SISTER written by Robert Grover and Mauricio Carey
lead vocal: Robert Grover
backing vocal: Rachel Carey

RUNNING UP THAT HILL written by Kate Bush; copyright © 1985 by Kate Bush Music Publishing Ltd.
lead and backing vocals: Mauricio Carey and Rachel Carey

all other tracks written by Mauricio Carey
mastered by Justin Colletti at Joe Lambert Mastering
cover art by Mauricio Carey at c23creative.com

recorded, arranged, and produced by Mauricio Carey in the office/bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, 2016–17, except “Red November” and “Christopher’s Sister,” recorded at the kitchen table, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and in the office/bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, 2017

special thanks to Joe Lambert, Justin Colletti and Diana Zinni at Joe Lambert Mastering and to Knight Berman, Kevin Brady and Rachel Carey for their generous contributions to this record.


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