LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Buff Roshi's debut album Devil You're a Liar marks the launch of the new Cephalophone Music label. The album, featuring cover art by renowned L.A. guerrilla artist Robbie Conal, is the product of a studio collaboration between film composer Mick Muhlfriedel, who co-founded the Peter Gabriel-discovered 80's band, Vivabeat, and extended technique guitarist G.E. Stinson, a charter member of the world jazz group Shadowfax. Stinson counts Buff Roshi amongst several bands including Sleeper Wave, Coded Source, and numerous collaborations with guitarist Nels Cline that he currently plays in.
"I began putting together bits of found sounds and random snippets of music that I had been collecting for sometime with some processed beats," says Muhlfriedel. "I was a big fan of G.E.'s Splinter Group and sent some of the tracks to him to experiment with. We then worked together on several additional songs. Eventually, I found Renee Wilson, who added vocals and later, G.E. brought in the great John Fumo to lay down some trumpet."
Of the eleven tracks on the album, Buff Roshi includes two covers, a lush chill-out reset of Pink Floyd's Set The Controls for the Heart of the Sun and Dark, a circa 1940's Julie London b-side featuring vocals by singer-filmmaker Renee Wilson, who appears as one of the Raelettes in the Academy Award winning film, Ray.
In 2007 Muhlfriedel circulated a demo of several of the earliest Buff Roshi compositions, which garnered some late night airplay on L.A. hipster station KCRW, resulting in Hong Kong director, Derek Chang tapping two tracks for a Canon camera commercial campaign. "Buff Roshi infuses layers of cinematic adrenaline with a cool jazz vibe that plays well against the visuals I was going for in the commercials," says Chang.
The release will be followed up by a tour later in the year.
Contact: Jane Ayer Public Relations
SOURCE Cephalophone Music