Terin Moswen Ector grew up in Venice Beach,California soaking in the Afro-Cuban jazz soundsbeing played by his musician father and uncle.Touring with bands like Orgone, Monophonics, andBambaata Marley, Moswen has honed his craft andgained valuable experience. Today, these deep rootsand solid foundation lend depth and weight to thefresh melodies and rhythms of his own music broughtto us on his first Transistor Sound 45 release -with anLP to follow soon. ''Rise'' features a rock-solid rhythm section andheavy horn arrangement supporting Moswen'sseemingly effortless vocal, reminding us: ''don't lookdown now, keep your head up.'' The instrumental B-side, ''Tobacco and Sage,''continues with an infectious groove that harkensback to Moswen's Afro-Cuban roots, with rhythmsection and horns again working as one to deliver asoul message to mind, body, and spirit. Moswen's release was co-produced, recorded andmixed by Sergio Rios at Killion Sound in NorthHollywood, California. Rios' name will be familiar toanyone who has enjoyed records by Orgone, JungleFire, Neal Francis, or hitmakers like Alicia Keys &CeeLo. This organic musical marriage is a perfectway to spotlight Moswen's sound. His voice is anundeniable force, rich and soulful, built on hisTopanga roots and the culture he wallowed in whilegrowing up.There's something new and different coming out ofLA today
TRACKLISTINGRiseTobacco and Sage
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