Hi everyone. The songs in this collection were conceived during the last "Year of the Ox". Both Zoë and I were born in an Ox year and since then, each one that rolls around has always been a year of life changing forward movement. This last one brought to us our first child and with her came new ideas, a different sense of purpose, responsibility and, loads and loads of beautiful melodies that just landed on our laps; each melody, neatly packaged in a specific musical style. We honored their uniqueness and set forth recording. Along the way, many friends who also happened to be great musicians and songwriters collaborated and contributed to the making of each song. All of us watched in awe as time passed and Zoë's belly grew whilst she sang these songs.
Unable to control ourselves, hastily we released each song, the moment they were finished. Different cover art for each, some had videos some didn't. But we were just so excited, each song was different in every way from the last. The only commonality among them was that we had created them and Zoë was singing.
Time has passed, our family has grown and with our son's arrival returned those same senses as before and as you might have guessed; another lap full of music.
As Bob Marley once sang, "In this great future, you can't forget your past."
And so with that reminder, we are honoring these songs by presenting them to you, together as the "Year of the Ox" EP. So put on your favorite headphones and let us take you away to a place with only one rule, enjoy the ride.
released February 6, 2015
Produced by LOONER
(Zoë Poledouris-Roché & Angel Roché Jr)
All Songs written by LOONER
Zoë Poledouris Roché (Evelyn Oz Music BMI) &
Angel Roché Jr. (WhatRhythm Music ASCAP)
Except for "Home" written by LOONER & David Marley (Ishti Music ASCAP)
Zoë - Lead Vocals
Angel - Drums, Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Damon Ramirez - Keyboards, Piano, Spoken Word, Sound FX
Krister Axel - Piano, Organ, keyboards
Lead Guitar on "Runaway"- Mattia Borrani
Lead Guitar - Takeshi Akimoto
Trombone on "Stride" - Gabrial McNair
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Avian Recording Company - Los Angeles, CA
Additional Recording done at Jasic Records Studio - Van Nuys, CA
Engineered by Erik Breña
Mixed by Erik Breña & Angel Roché Jr.
Mastered by Erik Breña
Additional Mastering by Errol Brown at ARC Satellite Studio - Brasilia, Brazil
Album photo by Wonder Knack
LOONER logo by Jesse Vital
Single Artwork was made by the following artists:
Stride by Jesse Vital
Sunshine, Make It Happen, Runaway & Home by Angel Roché Jr.
Live A Little by Amanda Perez
Label: Avian Recording Company
Management: Sebastian Rein for Add A Zero LLC
Legal: David Blau for Blau & Associates, P.C.
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