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Piano Tracking – Sounds of a Memory [Full Take] – PUTS – Sincerely, the P

 

This was the take.

Tracking piano for the LP,

Sincerely, The P

People Under The Stairs

at 64 Sound in Los Angeles, CA

10.12.19

 

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@piecelock70

15. The Sound Of A Memory (5:00)⁣⁣

C. Portugal, M.Turner⁣⁣

Produced by Thes One⁣⁣

Acoustic Piano – ⁣⁣Kat O1O

Recorded at PL70B, 64 Sound ⁣

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“it’s the sound of the memory of many living people”⁣⁣

A final dedication to those lost along the way. When we started out, we never could have imagined a career long enough to lose anyone, yet here we are. On Friday, October 12th, 2018, @kato1o entered the tracking room @64sound to play us off the album, a tradition we started on Stepfather. As she slid behind a behind the beautiful baby grand piano with a vintage U-47 slung low under the lid, I said “No Pressure” and half chuckled as I walked out. I was probably more nervous than she was, yet I didn’t give her any charts or direction so I definitely didn’t make it easy. She is the most talented keyboardist I’ve ever known, and I had full faith in her to kill it on her first take. I walked back to the control room with @tyler_karmen , leaving her alone in the tracking room behind the piano. He asked “do you want me to let the song run for her to practice?” I replied, “No, record it” then picked up the talkback mic and said, “alright, we’re just gonna let it play for you to practice some ideas, no pressure, just feel it out.” What you hear on the record is what followed, exactly as she played it on her first “practice take”. The beat faded out and she kept playing, and I began crying – I couldn’t hold back, she had captured the moment so beautifully and each note struck deep into my very purpose for existing – as I listened to the notes coming through the speaker I thought I could end it all in that moment – an existential completeness as the last note sustained and rang out. If it has to end, it should end as such.⁣⁣ #sincerelythep

skier.brah

Mission: / Crown City Rockers

 

la_blue_l2b

I just got immediate chills that ran up my spinal cord from top to bottom. Wow man

 

heyzeroshen

Awesome story, Kat is so incredibly talented.

 

capitanohack

That’s a touching sentiment man, I dream of that kind of completeness. Can’t wait for the album even if it’ll be bittersweet.

 

giantsfaninslc

Thanks for sharing these persomnal stories man, keeps us all feeling like we’re part of the process somehow… @kato1o is soooo awesome, her skills are undeniable! ❤️ #ForeverThePmuny #ForeverTheP #PUTSArmy

 

piecelock70

Everyday I’ll be listing a new track in descending order with a story and some pics until the album drops

 

junglemegalah

Kat has been boss. Been a fan since Earthtones!

 

junglemegalah

@piecelock70 Thank you for sharing these personal stories. ❤️

 

bookemasindano

Nice

 

rolosclass

Can’t wait, but at the same time don’t want the P to be over!

 

craftmybeer

Thank you for everything. Been a fan for a hot minute. Blessed I found your music. Can’t wait for the album.

 

misssera46

 

ceedub_85

Thanks for reminding me of Crown City Rockers, haven’t listened to those guys in years

 

dishjones23

This is surreal. From owning a burned copy of O.S.T. in 2002 to seeing them in concert 11 times, owning all their albums on Vinyl, and trading souvenirs and texts with These One, I can’t believe this is coming to an end. I’m so grateful for The P ever entering my life.

 

tredwatah28

@slaucienega @chriscshepherd

 

esomedina

@piecelock70 thank you for sharing.

 

blame_one

ILL Story… Love it…

 

kato1o

@giantsfaninslc

 

kato1o

@piecelock70 you’re so freakin eloquent when you write! It was an absolute honor for me to play and to have been on so many of your guys albums! ❤️❤️❤️ @piecelock70 @blowmtvapps

 

eddystoness

 

smythspinitch

So beautiful I can’t wait

 

seancali253

Thanks for sharing this Thes. It makes the process much easier gettin the inside look. Plus it awesome to find out where those ride outs come from. It’s one of my favorite parts of each release!!

 

blewfootfunk

 

illone26

@piecelock70 this is what it’s all about. The story behind the music. Can’t wait to hear it all

 

djitchymitch

This is amazing! Love the #behindthemusic story, I’m even more geeked to hear the album and I didn’t know that was possible. January 31st is my 40th birthday, I hope this album pops up at midnight on the 1st. 14 more stories to go…

 

light_catch_

Love back stories

 

funksquad

Wow. I would absolutely love to read an entire book of this type of behind the scenes stuff @piecelock70 . Beastie boys did it. Cannot wait. @kato1o is the keyboard assassin as always ❤️️

 

thevision

Looking forward to this so much. You guys brought me thru college, friends, a wife, a divorce, a couple live shows, introducing you to my brother and several friends, many bbqs, parties, etc… love the P forever❤️

 

no_id1.1.94

Ya te extrañamos pieza

 

marsmademartin

No words, with goosebumps running all over my body. Incredible and just like that it feels like a saga with an exit where the music doesn’t stop but only transcend..

 

djtanner98

Forever the P!!!

 

sarahproblem1303

Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️

 

amaze88

Wow what an amazing experience and story. To know how much music means to me and how connected you illustrated you were to her playing is such a potent and priceless moment of connectivity.

 

jaylasoul_

On my birthday. ❤️ Wow. Chills. What a beautiful moment. So glad it was captured so perfectly.

 

louiszygadlo

I’m sure there lots of tears all over the globe when this hits.

 

o.s.teez

I have a feeling that this album is gonna be much more than just music… The P’ will live forever

 

greisnerjan

❤️❤️❤️

 

hiphopinionated

I’m hoping I can copp 2 cds

 

mkostic2

Thanks for sharing such an awesome moment! Thanks for being such a big part of my life (you don’t even know). Can’t wait to hear more

 

__sheabutter__

❤️

 

onword47

@skier.brah I remember Mission coming back to my house for an after party after a show back in the day!

 

skier.brah

@onword47 dope. discovered them PUTS/Crown City on the internet….hiphop chatrooms on MIRC/message boards and myspace haha

 

ddrtatsujin

Damn this made me cry.

 

mr_chapmayyne

I found you in 98 thes via my brother! Thank you!!!!

 

flcl__

my first listen of the album was shuffled and i didn’t realize it and was just letting it play through. this track came on in the middle of the first playthrough and i started tearing up at the end when the piano came through. excellent work @kato1o. i didn’t even know the track title at first and now i understand this story a bit more. album on point in all ways, thank you Thes and Big Double @blowmtvapps.

 

danswanntucker

@26thspace read this then listen to the track! Fackin emotional! @blowmtvapps @piecelock70 thanks for the sounds and the memories!

 

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“The Sound of a Memory” – Sincerely, the P


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15. The Sound Of A Memory (5:00)⁣⁣ C. Portugal, M.Turner⁣⁣ Produced by Thes One⁣⁣ Acoustic Piano – Kat Ouano⁣⁣ Recorded at PL70B, 64 Sound ⁣ ⁣⁣ “it’s the sound of the memory of many living people”⁣⁣ A final dedication to those lost along the way. When we started out, we never could have imagined a career long enough to lose anyone, yet here we are. On Friday, October 12th, 2018, @kato1o entered the tracking room at 64 Sound to play us off the album, a tradition we started on Stepfather. As she slid behind a behind the beautiful baby grand piano with a vintage U-47 slung low under the lid, I said “No Pressure” and half chuckled as I walked out. I was probably more nervous than she was, yet I didn’t give her any charts or direction so I definitely didn’t make it easy. She is the most talented keyboardist I’ve ever known, and I had full faith in her to kill it on her first take. I walked back to the control room with @tyler_karmen , leaving her alone in the tracking room behind the piano. He asked “do you want me to let the song run for her to practice?” I replied, “No, record it” then picked up the talkback mic and said, “alright, we’re just gonna let it play for you to practice some ideas, no pressure, just feel it out.” What you hear on the record is what followed, exactly as she played it on her first “practice take”. The beat faded out and she kept playing, and I began crying – I couldn’t hold back, she had captured the moment so beautifully and each note struck deep into my very purpose for existing – as I listened to the notes coming through the speaker I thought I could end it all in that moment – an existential completeness as the last note sustained and rang out. If it has to end, it should end as such.⁣⁣ #sincerelythep

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On The Cusp – Bandcamp

VINYL is available now!
Get yours!

You can download, and also purchase extra goodies on my bandcamp page!

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New Kat ((O1O)) Album!! On The Cusp Available Now!

I’m so excited to announce the release of my new album:

On The Cusp

 

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It’s been a long time coming with this one and I truly hope you enjoy it.

You can purchase it on all digital outlets, or you can get it directly from me!


CD/LP/DL/Poster




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Crown City Rockers reunites for Hiero Day 2015!

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Crown City Rockers reunites for Hiero Day 2015!

This is a very exciting gig!  Just look at the line up! Whew!

 

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Kat O1O New Album – Pre Order!!

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Update: 8/19/15

We’ve reached the goal, and then some!!!
Thank you to all my amazing pledgers!

CDs, Vinyl, Ts, Totes, and posters are all in production now! Yes!

Slated for release at the end of next month, you all will get my new album plus your goodies! Yay!

Vinyl headz – unfortunately, you folks will have to wait a bit longer til you can put the needle on the record. According to the pressing plant, due to the rise in popularity of vinyl, they’re backed up.  Consider it a nice Christmas gift though ;) You’ll get the download and goodies when everyone else does.

Thanks again for making this experience a great one.

We did it!


 

 

Yes!
I’m releasing a new album!! Ya!!!
And I want YOU to be a part of it!

My new album is entitled, On The Cusp, and I’m partnering with PledgeMusic to offer a pre-order!

Visit www.pledgemusic.com/kato1o to pre-order my new record and get more involved in the record release by choosing other goodies to go along with your pre-order!

This is sooo exciting and I would love for you to join me! I mean, you’re the reason why I do this, for real!!

It has been a long journey for me to get to this point and I’m stoked that I have the opportunity to share this exciting adventure with you!  Not only do you get to be a part of the release, but 5% of all pledges go to VH1′s Save The Music Foundation! 

Isn’t the artwork absolutely incredible?  The artist who painted this exquisite piece is Joshua Mays.
I’m partnering with PledgeMusic for my album Pre-orders so I can press up some sweet vinyl.  It would be only fitting for such fine art to be displayed as a tangible 12″ LP cover. 
Pre-order your own record and you’ll automatically get the download with the Access Pass too!

There’s a ton of extras to choose from! I’m even offering a chance for you to get your name in the liner notes, or Skype Piano Lessons with me, or signed LPs, CDs, posters…
Check it out here:
www.pledegmusic.com/kato1o

Once you’re a certified pledger, you’ll get more exclusive goodies from me too!

The first single will be released June 9th, in partnership with Boomnote Music, and if you pre-order now, I’ll send you the single, plus all the remixes before it’s available to the public!
Oh Yeah!

So come along with me and pre-order your very own copy of my new album, On The Cusp, now!

 

www.pledgemusic.com/kato1o

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Left Behind – Music Video

Artist: Kat O1O
Song: Left Behind
Album: On The Cusp
Directed by: Woodstock

 

 

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New EP available NOW!

For Immediate Release:

On The Cusp – EP (Single + Remixes)

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On The Cusp – EP (Single + Remixes)

1. On The Cusp (Album Version)
2. On The Cusp (Josh One Remix)
3. On The Cusp (Pickster One Remix)
4. On The Cusp (Headnodic Remix)

Boomnote Music 2015
Release date: June 9, 2015

  

Press Release:

Kat O1O is a keyboardist, vocalist, producer, and composer.  Her musical style is eclectic with influences in hip-hop, electronica, funk, soul, rock, jazz, and classical.  The first single, “On The Cusp” debuts Kat O1O as a vocalist/lyricist as well as her signature style as a producer. It is a sultry song driven by electronic beats and sounds yet smoothed out with live vibraphone and the stereo tremolo from a suitcase Fender Rhodes. From the forthcoming album On The Cusp (O1O Sound, Fall 2015. LP, CD), the title track, “On The Cusp” (Boomnote Music, 2015. EP) includes remixes by Josh One, Pickster One, and Headnodic. If you would like to hear more of Kat O1O please visit www.KatO1O.com
www.Facebook.com/KatO1OSound
www.Twitter.com/KatO1O

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Meet the Band Kat “O1O” Ouano Mobley is a keyboardist, producer, and composer who has recently transplanted from the San Francisco Bay Area to the beautiful island of Kauai. She studied at Berklee College of Music and as a member of Crown City Rockers, gained a loyal fan base as Kat O1O. She has also worked as an international touring and recording artist for Lyrics Born, People Under The Stairs, Blackalicious, DJ Day, Raashan Ahmad, Headnodic, Destani Wolf, and Variable Unit just to name a few. She was awarded the “Most Mind­Blowingest Musician” title by the East Bay Express, Best of the East Bay, which stated she “…passes through walls of genre and style like they were open windows.” She currently works as the composer for ToyTalk Inc. which produces voice recognition apps to encourage imagination and conversation for children. She is thrilled and grateful to be a part of the musical community here on Kauai, playing with Rumba de Fuego and the Greenstone Project! If you would like to hear more of Kat O1O please visit: http://www.Kato1o.com @arikifoster @johnnyjamsesh @jonablitz @kalanidabin @kato1o @chrisbushsax

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New Destani Wolf single “Love Me Gently”

For Immediate Release:

Destani releases her first single after the recent release of her EP Peek Away. Renowned Bay Area producer Headnodic brings together members of the beloved group Crown City Rockers, Kat ((O1O)) and Max MacVeety to create this sexy, jazzy, electronic beat. Destani’s sensual lyrics and sultry vocal approach brings warmth and excitement to the message “Love me Gently”

credits

released 24 March 2015
Kat ((O1O)): Keys
Max MacVeety: Drums
Headnodic: Bass / Producer
Artwork done by BraveWolf Productions & Manuki
www.portfolio.manuki.net
2015 BraveWolf Productions

 

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