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Surf Music, Chiko Roll

by Barrenjoey

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Dum Mashine 01:30
Minimalism 01:49
IPN 03:59


Recording Studios: Avatar, Systems Two, The Studio.
Recorded between 2007 and June 2012.
Sean's keyboards: Steinway piano, Fender rhodes 54,
Nord Modular G2X, Oberheim xpander,
Oberheim Matrix 1000, Hammond B3 organ,
Yamaha QY70.

Thanks to Qing, my family and the musicians.

Some of this music was composed for instruments
designed before 1975.
Some of this music is corny fusion music.

This CD was self-funded, including funds
generated from the sales of previous CDs recorded
and paid for by myself.

Back in 2001 I used to work in a mental institution in Queens New York as a music therapist. I worked with mostly black and hispanic teenagers who where dual diagnosis ( low IQ and mentally ill in some way also ). A good deal of them seemed to be only interested in Hip Hop and eating fried chicken. As an Australian growing up on a diet of Michael Jackson and the Cosby show it was quite a shock. The system was poorly funded and a lot of people working there got not much more than the minimum wage if my memory serves me correctly. It was very sad to see where the descendants of slaves had ended up. I couldn't help but think of all the great African music and America's proud musical history going down the toilet into a drum machine. The kids where fed food I found pretty hard to eat. They drank a lot of coke and were heading for diabetes and ill health. I couldn't help but think of images of proud african warriors without any body fat in national geographic. The bitter irony ended up becoming a suite of songs with the lyrics " fried-chicken - drum machine ". In another piece of irony an African American saxophonist who performed the music with me was greatly offended deciding that I was reinforcing racial stereotypes with the lyrics. Because of him, not wishing to offend ANYONE a lot of the lyrics got rerecorded with the Australianised "Surf Music, Chiko Roll". It took a long time to finish. Some of Mark Guiliana's drumming on this thing is some of my favorite drumming of all time.


released October 22, 2013

Mark Guiliana - drums (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Keith Carlock - drums (5, 13, 14)
Jeff Hanley - electric bass (1-13)
Alex Hewetson - electric bass (14)
Nate Wood - guitar
Isaac Darche - guitar solo (9)
Jon Irabagon - saxophone solo (11)
Sean Wayland - vocals, keys
All compositons by Sean Wayland

Recording and mixing Engineers: Aya Takemura, Mike Marciano,
Jon Rosenberg, Nick Moran, Nate Wood, Sean Wayland
Mastered by Sean Wayland

Seed CD 020


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Sean Wayland New York

Sean Wayland was from Sydney, Australia, and has been residing in NYC for almost 25 years He is well known and respected for his prolific writing, and unique harmony and rhythm.
Sean has worked for a number of internationally renowned musicians, and has released over 30 critically acclaimed CDs. His compositions and arrangements have been recorded by many musicians worldwide.
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