Press Release: Lunar Records' first release; "MoonWaves", by Project One...is a spell-caster and exhilarating 'soul surfeit', to say the least. Philadelphia area legends Eric "Cruize" Henderson, mw4man, Barry D. Roberts and Aniko Somogyi form a multi-talented lineup of singing, songwriting, sculptors of sound...who present a debut album filled to the brim with exceptional compositions, inventive arrangements and studio superchops. MoonWaves is an airtight, well executed mixed bag of progressive jazz and solid rock, leading the listener across a diverse musical landscape carved from stylish modes, syncopated rhythms and original refrain. From the opening chords of the soaring Philly Jazz sizzler, "Visitor #2"...through the album's grand finale; the jubilant and resounding Retro-British Rocker, "Happy To Be Here Now"...the sound and extraordinary spirit found in these tracks will provide an uplifting, total sonic experience for anyone who loves the art of music. The band members all hail from varying musical backgrounds and influences as well...Henderson from Rock & Soul, R&B, Contemporary Jazz, Psychedelic Rock and Fusion... 4man from Rock & Roll, Acid Rock, Jazz Rock and Pop/Rock... Roberts from Folk-Rock, Pop-Soul and Juju/Yoruba...& Somogyi from Vocal Jazz and Contemporary Female Singer/Songwriter. They can collectively claim as their musical influences no less than the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Dave Brubeck, Joni Mitchell, Dizzy Gillespie, The Beatles, Wes Montgomery, James Taylor, Freddie Hubbard, Laura Nyro, Billy Cobham, Steely Dan, Charlie Christian...& just about every important Motown act to ever chart a hit 45. The sonic skills developed by these players over many years show up in grand scale for this record. The songs are protogenic and well crafted...the vocals solid and powerful...and the music thoroughly top-flite. The recording and production quality on MoonWaves are first-rate as well, as is the album's mastering, by Ed Littman.
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