AMJ Collective - Sign
The debut album from the AMJ Collective is now released. Sign features mixes from all four AMJ departments – Almighty Groove, Dub, RSD and Space.
Tracks1. AMJ AMIGHTY GROOVE - Drop Leaf
2. AMJ ALMIGHTY GROOVE - Sign Of The Times
3. AMJ MEETS RSD - Sky Blue Love
4. AMJ MEETS RSD - Sign Of The Times - Version
5. AMJ DUB COLLECTIVE - Sign 20/20 Vision Feat Joe Peng
6. AMJ DUB COLLECTIVE - Desert Winds - Marrakech
7. AMJ SPACE - Sign Of The Space
8. AMJ SPACE - Golden
Dub Maestro Rob Smith is no stranger to innovative sonic adventures, a Bristol man who emerged from the reggae scene of the 80s as a guitarist and engineer, later developing his craft as a producer, DJ and re-mixer. Known for his work in Smith & Mighty and More Rockers, now piloting his own unique RSD sound, Rob tours constantly, performing in many countries across the globe.
Jonathan Lane worked with the BBC for ten years, plying his craft as an engineer with Radios 1, 2, 3 and 4 and network TV. Afterwards he set up his own recording business in Bristol specialising in acoustic and classical music working with many artists from Andy Sheppard to the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
AMJ (trio of Andy Clarke, Mark Spence and John Hollis), working with a Collective of musicians,
engineers, designers and artists. Less a band and more an organisation, the same source material is sent four ways exploring different sonic paths from a dub perspective. Welcome to the world of the AMJ Collective.
This album features…
JONATHAN LANE Recording and mix engineer ROB SMITH RSD mixes
KAIA MCTERNAN Vocals MARIA DEL MAR HOLLIS Vocals and artwork JOE PENG MC MICHEL PADRON Trumpets and Flugel horn CAMILO MENJURA Guitar MOUSTAPHA GAYE Guitar ALEJANDRO ‘FLECHA’ ALBAR Guitar ANDRES VALDIN Guitar MICHEL ‘PATA’ SLAZAR Piano, Organ and Slide Bass DENNIS ‘CHUNCS’ HUTCHINSON Piano and organ VICENTE ARRENCIBIA Congas, Guiro, Maracas, Bongos and Timbales CATRIN FINCH Harp SECKOU KEITA Kora JENNY PADRON Violin and Viola PATRICIA FLECHILLA Violin XOTCHIL LOPEZ Cello INDIRA PEREZ Viola OWEN SHIERS Guitar DAMIEN DOHERTY AMJ logo design DRUM Executive producer HYWEL WIGLEY, LUIS DURAN, REYNIER, LES MOMMSEN Additional engineering
ANDY CLARKE Drums MARK SPENCE Bass JOHN HOLLIS Producer
Recorded in Bristol, Paris, Havana, Pentrych, London. Mixed in Bristol.