Brambleberry Chicha (BOR098)

by Piper Street Sound featuring Dialect Trio

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The Global Bass Experience and Boom One Records together present a new single produced by Piper Street Sound featuring backing by Atlanta based Dialect Trio. This work consists of an electric guitar instrumental and a Dub remix version on the B side composed by Mansfield (Piper Street Sound) written specifically for Dialect Trio's sound; gutsy, sinewy, bare boned and always inflected with southern soul regardless of whatever style they may be interpreting. This unique sound is yet oddly perfect for playing the steady loping feel of Chicha, if somewhat in a idiosyncratic way. Mansfield’s and guest Russ Bledsoe and El Guero Unico’s guitar work displays influence from country and blues music connecting this work to the musical traditions of the Piedmont region of the Southeast United States, the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. The song is a tribute to the abundant wild growing fruit from Mansfield’s home region imaginarily brewed into a tasty Peruvian chicha!

The material was written in a period of a couple months and then recorded at 899 Piper Street Studios. Piper Street Sound then layered the lead guitars, keys and melodica onto the tracks and mixed it all together in his characteristic manner. Brambleberry Chicha is built on the foundation of classic Chicha music from Peru with cumbia percussion patterns and drum set patterns (or merely hi-hat patterns) mimicked from classic Chicha songs but induced with elements of Funk and Reggae via the barebones finesse of Robby Astrove on the kit and the Dub engineering provided by Piper Street Sound. The guitar work is clearly influenced by the pentatonic and surfy sound of old Chicha but with more southern US accents, the tones smeared in longer delays akin to Dub mixing techniques rather than the short echoey sound 70's Chicha guitarist employed most often. As on most Piper Street Sound releases Yaya Brown provides the layers of fantastic and tight percussion from congas to bongos to shakers and bells along with some help from Bledsoe and Mansfield. This fusion of old school Chicha and Southern US regional influences, dubbed out rhythms is a sound Piper Street Sound calls Chicha de la Piedmont and he has been furthering it's exploration since Chicha De La Piedmont LP was released in 2011, following with Cumbia de la Piedmont and several EPs with Dialect Trio in the same mold.


released February 7, 2014



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Boom One Records (BOR) is an independent label that focuses on Bass Culture: Reggae/Dub, Electronica, and World Music. BOR has an international artist roster with bands and producers from the USA, UK, Jamaica, France, Italy, Argentina, Russia, USVI, Zimbabwe, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Netherlands, Mexico, and Japan. ... more

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