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Alchemy Album Project
The Musicians
Brian Barritt - author of
"The Road of Excess" 1998
YOUTH
BRIAN BARRITT

This project was first inspired by long-time friend, seminal producer and musician Youth, one of the most eclectic and diverse producers to emerge in recent years.
One of his recent projects is Transparent (with Boris Sass), who teamed up with
Cosmic Joker - Brian Barritt to produce a special version of 'Quantum Soup'
especially for this collection. Brian has worked with Youth many times before and recently on the Liquid Sound Design release "East of the River Ganges" by

The Kumba Mela Project
.

SHPONGLE
Also in this prestigious line-up are
fellow long-time counter-culturalist
Raja Ram
, and psy-trance icon
Simon Posford
- collectively known
as Shpongle. Raja Ram's haunting flute
solo, recorded early morning, near to
Stonehenge, is full of spiritual energy
and portrays a sense of longing.

RajaRam image courtesy
of Malcolm Brooks www.malcolmbrooks.com

SEAN WILLIAMS
The project began with an organic recording session in a Portobello area studio by two great musical minds - Sean Williams (Process) and Drezz of Nervasystem, working together as The Mystery School Players.
DREZZ Their total musicianship, love and expertise has guided the project through its evolution.
The Mystery School Players appear on "Alchemical Changes" with Lee Harris - founder of Alchemy and on "Three Men in a Boat" with
'Mr Nice'
- the legendary
Howard Mark
s, also
with Lee Harris and Nick Flood.
HOWARD MARKS
JEZ

Master of digital dub, Jeremy (Jez) of the Drum Druids, whose previous incarnation was Laughing Buddha, also recorded his track locally. The Portobello influence is further highlighted by the dub beats of the messianic Tony Assassin and An-unna-ki featuring vocalist Yasmin Khan Cheema and rap/beatbox artist JC001, a native to the Protobello area and reknowned for his stunning live (and studio) work with the eclectic international artist Nitin Sawhney.

TONY ASSASSIN
CULTURE FREEMAN

The Bush Chemists , who brought us the critically acclaimed "Light up your Spliff!" album, provide yet another flavour of Dub, showcasing the talents of Roots vocalist Culture Freeman.

YASMIN KHAN CHEEMA JC001
TRIPLICITY
A traditional Celtic element comes from the haunting sonic seascapes of multi-talented Ginny Davis & John Ramirez as Triplicity.
POP

And from Tokyo to Portobello, a bright new artist Pop, recording as The Crystal of Art, dazzles and surprises with strangely beautiful electronica. "Blessed be..." was recorded in Pop's studio with his music and spoken word from Lee Harris coming together spontaneously (like many of the other recordings on the CD).