10th Letter's new LP, 'The Revenge', is a tale about an African samurai named Yasuke set in 16th century Japan, post civil war. After Yasuke’s master, Oda Nobutada’s empire is overthrown, Yasuke finds refuge in the forest where he begins his life as a rōnin. 'The Revenge’ follows Yasuke on a journey filled with danger and mythical creatures.
10th Letter conjures this tale with a psychedelic fusion of cello, vibraphone, vocals, guitar, keys, and electronics - enlisting the help of multi-instrumentalists, Saira Raza and Daniel Friedman. 'The Revenge' will be released on Psych Army Intergalactic on September 23rd.
released September 23, 2016
Produced, arranged, mixed, and mastered by 10th Letter. Cello & Vibraphone on all tracks by Saira Raza. Bass on tracks 1 and 2 by Jeremi Johnson. Bass on tracks 3 and 4 by Saira Raza. Guitar on tracks 1, 4, 9, and 10 by Daniel Friedman. Keys on tracks 1, 2, 7, 10, and 11 by Jeremi Johnson. Keys on track 5 by Daniel Friedman. Vocals on track 3 by Jeremi Johnson and Saira Raza. Vocals on tracks 7 and 10 by Jeremi Johnson. Organ on tracks 3, 5, and 11 by Jeremi Johnson. Flute on tracks 2, 3, 6, 9, and 11 by Jeremi Johnson. Vibes arranged by Jeremi Johnson and Saira Raza on tracks 8 and 9. All tracks written by Jeremi Ronald Johnson (BMI) and Saira Raza (BMI), except tracks 1, 4, 5, and 10, which were written by Jeremi Ronald Johnson (BMI), Saira Raza (BMI), and Daniel Ford Friedman (SESAC). Cover artwork by Saira Raza. Layout and design by Brannon Boyle.
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