Feet in the Soil 2 offers more celebrations of danceable energies centered in the earth. Following on from the best-selling original, larger and deeper drums join the didgeridoo this time around with a fresh palette of sounds setting the party swaying. Drawing further on inspirations from Aboriginal and African lifestyles, the music provides further invitation to join the groove, kick off your shoes and get your feet in the soil!
Credits : Recorded and produced by James Asher at Starfield Studios, London. All compositions by James Asher. Mixed by Grahame Gerrard and James Asher at Starfield Studios and Capture UK. Recorded on 2 Soundscape Red recorders. Music published by Soundless Sound Musikverlag. James Asher: Keyboards, djembe, ashiko, standing ngoma, taiko, Sri Lankan coconut shaker and ankle bracelet, frame drum, tom-toms, grooveboxes, Soundscape Reds. Sandeep Raval: Tammy tamma, Taiko drum, ashiko, djembe, djun-djun, dholak, bongos, standing ngoma, wicked ginger biscuits. Miles Bould: Congas, bongos, djembe. Rory Baxter: Didgeridoo (Tracks 2,5,6,9), standing ngoma. Mike Booth: Digeridoo & vocal chants (Track 8). Mike Choi: Bass Guitar. Phil Thornton: Ebow guitar, Electric guitars, recorder. Simon Finch: Trumpet. Jamie Anderson: Saxophone. THANKS TO:- Bhikkhu and Waduda at New Earth for their ongoing creative support, kindness and understanding. All at Aura-Soma, especially Mike Booth for the ongoing inspiration. Special thanks to all the excellent musicians who took part – your performances are the key. Grahame Gerrard, whose mixing wizardy is surpassed only by his wicked sense of humour. Soundscape for making the excellent Red recorders, whose reliability, flexibility and supreme audio quality make recording and sound manipulation a real joy. Arthur Hull for the inspiration of your vision. Remo drums for making great drums – light, tough, brilliant sounding and comfortable to play. Roland for their extraordinary and innovative musical equipment, enabling extraordinary creativity. Celia, my wife, for sustaining us all with great nourishment, and tolerating some long and very loud sessions!