Released 1st May 2020. 'Illuminate' tries to show the positives in our dystopian existence. The album was created by Zion Train to foster a view of humanity's positive alternatives for the future..
This release represents the first original Zion Train album in 5 years and features 9 vocalists alongside extremely talented musicians. Vocalists include Cara, Michel Grena Prince Jamo and Rider Shafique whilst amongst the musicians are such luminaries as Paolo Baldini, Don Fe and Gianni Denitto.
Zion Train are working alongside the Stop Ecocide and Extinction Rebellion campaigns with the release of this music to help attempts to build a brighter future for our planet – to this end we are reprinting the Leap Manifesto authored by Naomi Klein and friends with this release.
Tracklist and Further Info
1. We Shall Rise feat. Cara
Vox recorded at Alte Ziegelei, NRW, Germany, guitar recorded at Nucleus Roots studio, Manchester, England, alto sax recorded at Quamen Studio, Torino, Italy, flute recorded at Jah Catalyst Studio, Murica, Spain.
2. Politrix feat. Prince Jamo
Vox recorded at Blackrose Studio, Birmingham, England, bass, drums and guitar recorded at Alambic Conspiracy Studio, Pordenone, Italia, brass recorded at Conscious Sounds Studio, London, England.
3. Watch Where feat. Lua and EL Natron
Vox and trumpet recorded at the Alte Ziegelei, ambiences recorded at Indigolab Studio, Leicester, England.
4. Justified Silence feat. Rider Shafique
Ambience recorded at by Indigiolab studio, trumpet recorded at the Alte Ziegelei.
5. Biorhythm feat. Cara and Jasmin
Jasmin Vox recorded at home in Freiburg, Germany, Cara Vox and trumpet recorded at the Alte Ziegelei, guitars recorded at Nucleus Roots studio.
6. Cultural Memories feat. Michela Grena
vox recorded at WDD Studio , Pordenone, Italy adapted from the words of Mazzini, bass, drums and guitars recorded at Alambic Conspiracy Studio, percussion recorded at Alte Ziegelei.
7. Fateshifter (OHIOF) feat. Cara and Lua
All vox and trumpet recorded at the Alte Ziegelei.
8. Unity feat. Prince David
Vox recorded at Fari Zone studio, Venice, Italia, guitar recorded at Nucleus Roots studio, trumpet and percussion recorded at the Alte Ziegelei.
9. Don't Forget feat. Jasmin and El Natron
Jasmin recorded at home in, El Natron, percussion and trumpet recorded at the Alte Ziegelei, guitars recorded at Nucleus Roots studio.
10. No Peace feat. Lua
Vox recorded at Alte Ziegelei, brass recorded at Concious Sounds, drums, bass and guitars recorded at Alambic Conspiracy studios.
11. Political Friction feat. Brother Culture
Vox recorded at Headsession studio, Southampton, UK, trumpet recorded at the Alte Ziegelei.
12. Journey To A Collective Illusion
Sax recorded at Quamen Studio, trumpet and percussion recorded at the Alte Ziegelei, ambiences recorded at Indigolab studio.
13. On Bidston Hill
Flute recorded at Jah Catalyst Studio, brass recorded at Conscious Sounds, percussion recorded at the Alte Ziegelei
PLAYERS OF INSTRUMENTS
Melodica El Natron
Flute Don Fe
Trumpet Dave Hake
Tenor Sax Richard Doswell
Trombone Eddie Rieband
Drums NP, Tommaso 'Pol' Gieri
Bass NP, Paolo Baldini
Guitars Paul Lush, Paolo Baldini
Keys NP and Dave Hake
Ambiences Indigolab and NP
All tracks written, produced, arranged and mixed at the Alte Ziegelei by NP.
Mastered by Jarosław Smak & Mariusz Dziurawiec at Studio AS One, Warsaw, Poland.
Artwork by Marko Vojnic Gin
℗ and © Universal Egg 2020.
All tracks Universal Egg Publishing.
A Mandragora Production.