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RELEASED: August 2nd 2013
LABEL: Insignia Records
TOTAL LENGTH: 00:47:48
FORMAT: 320 kbps MP3
CATEGORIES: Devotional Music
GENRE: Pop, Latin, Inspirational
Tribal Latin rhythms and a plethora of small ethnic Latin guitars permeate a spiritually uplifting bilingual infusion of Western and world music vocals. The debut album from vocalist, composer and producer KC Porter features material as diverse as one might expect from the producer whose career spans over 3 decades of music for artists like Carlos Santana, Ozomatli, Ricky Martin, & more. "This album reflects what is in my heart and deep in my soul, it's only a taste of what I have done and what I would like to continue doing. It is Latin infused of course, my passion for Brazilian and Flamenco music just get's started on Ruiseñor, then eases into Infinite, a song that needed to be born to honor the simplicity of the words of Abdu'l-Bahá, "Love is unlimited, boundless, infinite". There are prayers and there are new songs written with JB Eckl, my dear collaborator on many songs for Santana, of which I include "Canto", an actual demo for Santana that was to feature Carlos Vives, that will now live with my vocals. Is is a song dedicated to the indigenous peoples of the world, the forgotten voices, a song of the struggle, of the earth, that the world may hear, 'Canto pa' que'l mundo pueda escuchar.' It's where I've been for a while and i'm proud to share with you this spiritual musical journey."
Produced, recorded and mixed by KC Porter*
(Primavera, Take Me Home and Ruiseñor, produced by JB Eckl and KC Porter, Primavera mixed by Jeff Poe, and Canto mixed by Luis Quiñe)
Additional recording by Luis Quiñe, Aurin Lahiri, JB Eckl, Sebastian Jacome, and Matty Spindel, Istvan Dely
Recorded and Mixed at WorldBeat Recording, Calabasas, CA
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Photography by Aimée Porter
CD cover design and artwork by D Morris
Special thanks to: Aimée Porter for inspiring every breath of music in me and helping this album come to life, words are not enough, to JB Eckl for your graceful and gifted guitar tones, melodies and heightened production sensibilities, D Morris for your artistic brilliance, Istvan Dely, the musical and spiritual guru and dearest Leonor, Iraj Kamalabadi, Jeff Albert, Rodolfo Castillo, David and Teresa Langness, Tim McLane, David Precht, Yasmil Marrufo, the most amazing musician ever, Nic Mariñelarena, José Quintana for believing in my talent, Juan Carlos Calderon, Emma, Carlos, Wenny, to my dearest mother Marcie, and Bob, a father and a wonderful first music teacher! And to everyone who helped bring this baby to life.
This album is dedicated to the loving memory of Dr. Muhajir and to our dear friend David Dely, whose spirits continue to inspire music in us all!
KC Porter - Where The Soul Is Born