Broken Cloud Orchestra

by Noel Brass Jr.

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"Keyboard meditations seemingly composed of crystallized stardust..imagine if Miles Davis' In A Silent Way were dissolved into its molecular ingredients -Herbie Hancock's luminous tones distilled into a lavender vapor" - Dave Segal

Over the last several years, Noel Brass Jr. has been one of Seattle's most soulful and adventurous keyboardists. Tirelessly exploring subtle variations on the music of the spheres, forever striving to express the sound of a love supreme. Both in the psychedelic soul jazz unit Afrocop and as a solo performer, Brass reveals the inprovisational mastery of a musician attuned to a profound celestial wavelength. You can hear this rarefied skill all over his debut album, Broken Cloud Orchestra.

A curation period of over two years yielded amazing results. While the masters for this album sounded gorgeous upon completion, the first run of vinyl test-presses, were promptly denied. Fast forward to getting stepped on by a manufacturing behemoth and endlessly searching for the albums perfect visual accompaniment-this project was the most difficult Wax Thematique encountered thus far. And yet, here we are and now Noel's first proper solo album gets presented to the world.

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released October 6, 2017

Written, performed, produced, arranged and recorded by Noel Brass Jr. Mastered for Vinyl by Barry corliss at Master Works in Seattle, WA. Art design and layout by New Analog. Noel illustration based on original photography by Mike Monaghan. Liner notes by Dave Segal.

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Noel Brass Jr. Seattle, Washington

Noel Brass Jr. is a composer/keyboardist/educator in Seattle's thriving musical landscape.Part Ambient, part psychedelic, quasar soul.Influenced by early sci-fi soundtracks,film noir,improvisation.

Founding member and leader of Seattle psychedelic trio Afro Cop along area creators immersed in rare realms, synth-lush explorations dosed with mood changing textural environments dystopic yet hopeful
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