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Fall to Earth: a 1k mix collection (1999​-​2002)

by NuCultures

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Side A
1. Free My Mind It Drips With Love [Ellie Perez/Tm Motzer]
2. Hollands Tunnel [Jazzheads]
3. Come Alive [Ellie Perez/Tim Motzer]
4. U4 E Ah [Fractured Reverb Underground]
5. Loves First Night [Barry Meehan/Tim Motzer]
6. On The Rise [Ellie Perez/Tim Motzer]
7. Spiders Etude [Fractured Reverb Underground]
8. Koln Shivers [Fractured Reverb Underground]

Side B
9. Fall to Earth [Barry Meehan/Tim Motzer]
10. Sushi Love [Global illage]
11. Remember [Ellie Perez/Tim Motzer/Barry Meehan]
12. Blur [Jazzheads]
13. Luscious [Ellie Perez/Tim Motzer]
14. Between [Fractured Reverb Underground]
15. Out Tro [Fractured Reverb Underground]

"As part of the 20+ year celebration of 1k Recordings, we are thrilled to be re-releasing this remastered lost gem in the format of a mixtape—all tracks were mixed into one another for a 70+ minute flow— and the first ever widely distributed 1k release, nucultures - a one k mix collection, filled musically with what we were up to between 1999 and 2002. Happily, it's a document of the beginnings of 1k and well worth the listen with music, songs, and electronic experiments from Tim Motzer, Ellie Perez, Barry Meehan songwriting collaboration (foreshadowing 'NuCultures - Butterflies, Zebras, and Moonbeams' which came 3 years later); propulsive ear-catching tracks from Jazzheads (Chris Cuzme, Ari Hoenig, Ben Bocardo, Tim Motzer) and the ambient world music of Global illage (Chris Cuzme, Dan Sears, Jim Hamilton, Tim Motzer). Looking back, these creative collectives were ahead of the curve and created timeless forward thinking music 'sparkling with spiritual depth'. Do enjoy this mixtape, it is like no other."


released June 5, 2020

Tim Motzer - programming, keyboards, bass, guitar, drums, voice 5
Barry Meehan - vocal, words 5, 9, 11 bass 6, guitar solo 9
Ellie Perez -vocals words 1, 3, 6, 11, 13
Chris Cuzme saxophone 2, 10, 12
Dan Sears flugelhorn 10
Ben Bocardo bass 2, 12
Jim Hamilton percussion 10
Ari Hoeing drums 2, 12
Jay Davidson fender rhodes 13

Produced by Tim Motzer, additional production by Barry Meehan.
with Brian Boland 2, 10, 12 and Jim Hamilton on 10
Recorded in Philadelphia 1999-2002
Remastered in 2020 by Eric Bogacz

Cover Painting by Tim Motzer
Graphic Design by Jason Waggaman

© ℗ 2020 1k Recordings Inc
Published by one k music co (BMI)
catalogue #: 1k047

Songwriting Credits
Motzer/Meehan 5, 9
Motzer/Perez 1, 3, 13
Motzer 2, 4, 7, 8, 14
Motzer/Perez/Meehan 6, 11
Motzer/Cuzme/Hoenig 12
Motzer/Hamilton/Cuzme/Sears 10

Vintage Reviews:
Sweet grooves and soulful tunes from this Philly collective – a surprisingly nice batch of tracks that sparkles with the spiritual depth of recent work from the London scene! The lovely Ellie Perez lends her lead vocals to about a third of the tracks on the set – making for some really great tunes that have a drifting cosmic feel, tripping lightly with lots of great keyboard work! Titles include "Come Alive", "Luscious", "On The Rise", and "Free My Mind" by Ellie Perez; "Between", "Koln Shivers", and "Spiders Etude" by Fractured Reverb Underground; "Hollands Tunnel" and "Blur" by Jazzheads; and "Loves First Night" by Barry Meehan. -dusty groove

Bathe gracefully in the deep, cleansing, soothing, gentle, experimental luxuriance of jazzy lushness. You can thank Philly’s own Tim Motzer (guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/producer for
Les Nubians, Ursula Rucker, Kenny Lattimore and King Britt’s Sylk 130) for dishin’ out this 65-minute trip through a downtempo dreamscape that caresses your relaxing head and massages your soul. Motzer strings together previously recorded tracks from an array of his own projects and collaborations to yield a seamless, continuous mix of supple, multicolored goodness. So, soak in the soulful, trip-hoppin’ atmospheric vocal verdure and lyrical sweetness of Ellie Perez and Barry Meehan. Crawl into the subterranean, sax-laden, organic nu jazz of the Jazzheads. And let yourself free-fall weightlessly to the beatless ambience and glitch-y experimentation of Global Illage and Fractured Reverb Underground. Let Motzer do the talking while your soul does the walking, and your body can sit back with headphones and some cushiony pillows.
–Sean O’Neal Philadelphia City Paper Sept 12 – Sept 19, 2002 issue #904


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