Ticklah vs. Axelrod

Ticklah vs. Axelrod

by Ticklah
     
 

The title sounds straightforward enough, but it's not. Ticklah and Victor Axelrod are, in fact, the same person. So whether this is fun, ego, or plain schizophrenia remains to be seen, but on the basis of the music here, fun seems the likely motive. The New York-based producer and member of See more details below

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The title sounds straightforward enough, but it's not. Ticklah and Victor Axelrod are, in fact, the same person. So whether this is fun, ego, or plain schizophrenia remains to be seen, but on the basis of the music here, fun seems the likely motive. The New York-based producer and member of Antibalas has created his own kind of dub record here. The dub style is recognizable, but there are plenty of twists like "Mi Sonsito," which is more ska than anything, and his morphing of the Eddie Palmieri classic "Si Hecho Palante" from Latin to reggae. He employs some first-rate vocalists, such as Mayra Vega and Rob Symeonn, while bassist Victor Rice leaves his inimitable prints all over the disc with his solid but imaginative playing. Ticklah himself is subtle in the ways he uses his personality on this disc. His dub is never overwhelming in the older Jamaican style, but more in the touches and ideas, taking the tracks of his real self and loosening the edges. There's plenty of interesting work going on here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
Label:
Easy Star
UPC:
0657481101520
catalogNumber:
1015
Rank:
120033

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Performance Credits

Ticklah   Primary Artist
Vinia Mojica   Vocals
Mikey General   Vocals
Eddie "Headdie" Ocampo   Drums,Tambourine,Guiro,Wood Block
Victor Rice   Bass
Dave Hahn   Guitar
Aaron Johnson   Trombone
Victor Axelrod   Organ,Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Clavinet,Melodica,Cabasa,Shaker,Guiro
Patrick Dougher   Drums
Rob Symeonn   Vocals
Mayra Vega   Vocals,Background Vocals
Marcus Farrar   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Goldwasser   Guitar
Thomas Brenneck   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Eric Smith   Executive Producer
Eddie "Headdie" Ocampo   Artwork
Victor Rice   Producer,Engineer
Victor Axelrod   Programming,Engineer,drum programming
Isabel Valdez   Composer
Ticklah   Producer,Audio Production
Jeff Lipton   Producer
Jessica Thompson   Mastering
Gabriel Roth   Engineer
Nick Movshon   Engineer
Michael Goldwasser   Executive Producer
Lem Oppenheimer   Executive Producer
Remy Gerstein   Executive Producer

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