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Moksha Here To Go
Moksha - Here To Go
(CD/Download) Moksha Music Limited, 2011-07-23

Las Vegas rock outfit Moksha, who finds a common musical stance with bands like Phish, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead, among others, just released their second album, Here to Go. The record was produced independently by Moksha Music Limited and four-time Grammy Award winner James ‘Bonzai' Caruso, with Peter Apfelbaum doing the horn arrangements. Here to Go is Moksha's first endeavor with new band member, Sam Lemos as lead vocal, adding another level to Moksha's mastery of instrumental jam music. It fuses all the musical genres that influence each of the band members, into a sound uniquely their own, hard to file down, breathing simultaneously psychedelic space funk, Beatles pop, solid rock, and more. A true Jamband in the basic sense of the term, mixing different styles into their own. They've toured with DJ Logic and many others and all my American friends who saw them live strongly advised checking them out!

Moksha Here To Go
Moksha - Here To Go
(CD/Download) Moksha Music Limited, 2011-07-23

Tracklisting :
01. Arrival
02. The Seed
03. Real Show
04. Measure of All Things
05. Into Thin Air
06. Starswarm
07. Here To Go
08. Bubbles
09. Leg up
10. Fruit of Tulum
11. Awaken My Love
12. En-tranced
13. Sampling the Sampler

Links :
Moksha : official | facebook | myspace | twitter | youtube

Sam Lemos - Lead vocals, lyrics
Jeremy Parks - Guitars
Pat Gray - Drums, percussion
Brian Triola - Piano, organ, keyboards, vocals
John Heishman - Bass, vocals

Additional Musicians :
Peter Apfelbaum - Tenor saxophone
Jeff Cressman - Trombone
Bill Ortiz - Trumpet
Eddie Rich - Baritone saxophone
Chris Beville - Percussion on 4 & 9

Horn Arrangements by Peter Apfelbaum
Recorded and mixed by James"Bonzai" Caruso at Odds On Studios
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering
Assisted by Reuben Cohen

Moksha featuring Brian Stoltz and DJ Logic - Freefall

A sneak peak of Moksha in the studio

Press Release :
What's "Moksha?" It's the Hindi word for "liberate" - and it's also the name of an incredible new band that has blown up out of the Las Vegas music scene. "Moksha is the real deal" said Beatplay, while Las Vegas Citylife noted their ability to put out "unpretentious, fun sway-able funk jams." Even Travel Nevada sounded in on their neighbor, citing, "Moksha combines modern sound with that of classic New Orleans for a huge jam session that pleases every crowd."
Life began for Moksha in the hot summer of 2007, when a handful of musicians drawn together by a common love of funk, rock and jazz formed under one flag. Bassist John Heishman and guitarist Jeremy Parks were in a local band when they joined musical forces with drummer Pat Gray. Keyboardist Brian Triola sat in with the band, and Moksha's musical seeds were planted.

Moksha quickly gained a reputation for the energy and appeal of their live shows. "We like to put on a show that we would want to go to," said Parks of the band's noteworthy live performance, which Heishman describes as "a high energy, swampy dance party."

In 2010, after doing a ton of live shows, both locally and on the West Coast, Moksha hooked up with guitar legend Brian Stoltz (Neville Brothers, Bob Dylan and more) to record Mammal or Machine armed with a sound that the Las Vegas Weekly lauded "can only be described as unstoppable, while called Mammal or Machine "a sound we can all groove on." The same year, Moksha took home the award for "Best Alternative Progressive Band" at the Vegas Rocks! Award show.

2010 also saw the band add vocalist Sam Lemos as a permanent member after having previously worked with him as a guest vocalist on Mammal or Machine. Four years prior, Lemos worked with Triola and Gray in Vav Ohm and several jazz projects. With Lemos in place, the new line-up of Moksha was complete.

In 2011, the band entered the studio with four-time Grammy Award winning engineer/mixer James "Bonzai" Caruso to record their current album, Here to Go. "Overall, Here to Go seems to be a bit more cohesive," says Triola, adding, "being able to track together for every song was huge for us since the live dynamic is so important for the kind of music we make."

Here to Go is slated for a July 2011 release. Moksha plans to hit the road in support of the 13-track album.


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