Carmanah

Speak in Rhythms Sampler

Speak in Rhythms Sampler by Carmanah
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Never one to shy away from speaking her mind, Laura Mina Mitic will always be the last one to tell you about herself. Instead you’ll hear about music, band mates, politics, touring and a deep reverence for humanity and the earth. You’ll hear the same on Carmanah’s first national release ‘Speak In Rhythms’, a modern eleven-song album that overflows with emotion, afterhours cool, groove and tantalizing hints of gritty vintage flavours that influence it’s modern sound.

It was during the six-week sessions that made up the bulk of the recording at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios that producer Gus Van Go coined the band’s sound ‘West Coast Soul’. Having produced The Arkells, Sam Roberts, Fast Romantics, Wintersleep, Whitehorse and more, Gus along with co-producer Werner F set about showcasing Laura’s soulful lead vocals with a complement of strong harmonies, rich acoustic layers, multiple lead instrumentation all powered by a deft and driving rhythm. The result is a soundtrack that shimmers, dark and brooding at times and shining boldly in others, with lyrics that rival many of the great songwriters of our generation.

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Written by Laura Mina Mitic Arranged & Performed by Carmanah:

Laura Mina Mitic - Vocals, Guitar, Violin, Piano

Pat Ferguson - Lead Guitar, Supporting Vocals

Marek Olsen - Bass Guitar, Supporting Vocals

Special thanks to:

Ben Kelly - Drums

Liam O’Neil - Keys

Werner F - Guitar

Eli Bennett - Saxophone

Kent Wallace - Trumpet

Rod Murray - Trombone

Chelsea Kanstrup - Supporting Vocals

Claire Butterfield - Supporting Vocals

Renn Bibeau - Supporting Vocals

Produced & Mixed by Gus Van Go & Werner F

Mastered by Harry Hess

Recorded at The Warehouse Studio: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

On the unceded & ancestral lands of the Sto:lo Treaty Association, x?m??k??y??m, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw & Tsleil-Waututh people

Cover Artwork by Kim Nixon

Album Design by Caroline Mitic

More heart-filled thanks to:

The Mitics, The Olsens, The Fergusons, The McKeachies, Hayden Watson, Stephen Franke, Morgan Brooker, Nicholas Laba, Mike Baker & the many amazing folks who love & support us.

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