Advanced Mechanisms -
Advanced Mechanisms creates music within a myriad of different genres. Their debut album, Advance and Be Mechanized serves the listener an eclectic combination of acoustic and electronic music blended together with crafty production and playfully symbolic lyrics and songwriting.
This versatile band and production duo of Philadelphia based Gary Dann and Adam Charlton attempts to cover all grounds. The album has flavors of everything from indie rock, Philly hiphop, a bit of soul/RnB, dub reggae, electro dance pop, and even a swingy old barbershop quartet number. All of these different "vibes" are delivered in a universally appealing form that comes from Gary and Adam, who are also the touring drummer and guitarist for the world famous Grammy winning Digable Planets, building off of their respect for the musicians who came before them. Writing, producing, and performing everything independently, Advanced Mechanisms has embarked on a musical journey together and invite you to be a part of it.
released 01 January 2010
All tracks are Produced, Written, Performed, and Recorded by Adam Charlton and Gary Dann*
*Four OZs is written and produced by Cee Knowledge (aka Doodlebug of Digable Planets) and Kai Chi of The CFO Allstars
Alison Rigby - violins on Pass Away
Rob Gibbs - piano on The Dancing Man
Michael Jordan - bass on Fly Away
Alison Zimmer - vocals on Baby Come On
Melissa Troutman - vocals on Waves and Four OZs
Cee Knowledge (aka doodlebug of digable planets) - vocals on Four OZs
Kai Chi - vocals on Four OZs
mastered by James Dellatacoma
photography by Burns Austin
album art by Anastasia M. W.