Rayzd – Just Fade Away: Music of Cowboy Bebop and Other Sounds for the Discerning Otaku (2023 Digital Remaster)

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Originally released in 2004, coming off the heels of the Neo-Swing movement in music, G-Clef da Mad Komposa’s brainchild, The Yalloppin’ Hounds was “converted” into a new, innovative direction. The band Rayzd was born, which began recording a debut album entitled “Fear is the Mind Killer”, featuring a collection of original songs, as well as some eclectic derivative works. The band explored various subject matter, and ventured into a diverse blending of styles of music, from all things jazz, hip-hop, acid jazz, rock, drum & bass,  world music, and alternative pop. As a result there really is no way to properly categorize Rayzd. A year after their debut album, Rayzd released a follow-up project entitled “Just Fade Away: Music of Cowboy Bebop and Other Sounds for the Discerning Otaku”. This album displayed similar stylistic innovation but this time, instead of original songs, drew from the wealth of source material that was Japanese video game and anime culture, which was really starting to bubble within the collective unconscious of American mainstream. So, from material recorded between 2003-2004,Composer/Producer G-Clef da Mad Komposa and Rayzd embarked on perhaps the first serious interpretation of some of Otaku culture’s best music, most notably Japanese composer Yoko Kanno (Cowboy Bebop/Escaflowne). On this landmark project featuring various instrumentations, and personnel, even two Big Band tracks, G-Clef brought forth his most powerful and popular project to date. “Just Fade Away” is by far G-Clef’s best selling album. The frontline of Rayzd was G-Clef himself, vocalist Janineko, rapper Archangel Metatron, vocalist and bassist Peter Hartmann, percussionist/drummer Marlon Sobol, as well as keyboards by Joe Ashlar. Now, in 2023, G-Clef has decided to present a digitally remastered version, using the latest in sound shaping technology. So here, for the first time since its first release in 2004, we present this classic album in shiny, brand new packaging and spatial audio sound.

Just Fade Away: Music of Cowboy Bebop and Other Sounds for the Discerning Otaku

A G-Clef da Mad Komposa Production

1. Tank (from Cowboy Bebop)(3:28)

2. Real Folk Blues (from Cowboy Bebop)(5:20)

3. Rain (from Cowboy Bebop)(4:32)

4. Words That We Couldn’t Say (from Cowboy Bebop)(4:38)

5. Greenbird (from Cowboy Bebop)(2:46)

6. Hiiru No Tskuki(from Outlaw Star) (3:54)

7. Is It Real (from Cowboy Bebop)(4:55)

8. Legendary Theme (from Gitaroo Man) (5:35)

9. Bring Me to Life (3:47)

10. Adieu (from Cowboy Bebop) (4:24)

11. Sora (from Escaflowne)(2:44)

12. Streets of Rage 2 Ending Theme (from Streets of Rage 2)(3:29)

13. Brian Burns meets Ed (2:21)

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS:

MAXWELL  “KABUKI” CAVASENO & JOEY “G-CLEF” CAVASENO

All Music Produced and Arranged by G-Clef da Mad Komposa

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Personnel:

Jakineko: vocals (#2,3,4,6,9,11)

G-Clef: rhymes(#3,4,9), keyboards, saxophones, ASR-10, programming, vocals on #7

Metatron: rhymes (#2,3,6)

Peter Hartmann: bass, vocals (#4)

Joe Ashlar: keyboards, background vocals on 4

Mowie Kei: background vocals on 4

Max Cavaseno aka “Kabuki”: rhyme vocals on #3

Alexa Cavaseno: as “Edward Wong Hau Pepplu Tivrusky IV” on #13

Brian “Lord” Sledge: trumpets

J. Walter Hawkes: trombones

Julian Pressley: baritone sax

Mike Seropyan: tenor sax

recorded Sept 2003- May 2004, Foreclosure Studios, Jamaica, NY

Additional information

Weight .25 oz
Dimensions 5 × 6 × .5 in
Media Type

mp3, CD

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