J Molin releases new full length, “Mantras”

First thing’s first, I have to thank J for coming to me with this record. When he came to me he had 6 tracks that he had previously tracked with Thomas Van Der Brook. The record was sounding great, and J had already begun mixing it. He asked me to oversee the final mixes and make small edits to what he had already done. We would get inspired by watching Lee “Scratch” Perry working in the studio with Reggae bands, and doing live dub effects. J and I ended up using lots of hardware delay units and fx to recreate some of that vibe. J’s Music is a mixture of Folk, Reggae, Dub, and Rock influences, all wrapped up in a thoughtful/spiritual package. He asks us to do some soul searching by calling the album “Mantras”, and cleverly leaving the cover blank. There are 3 thought clouds above an animated J where you can write in your favorite phrases. If you’re lucky you can get one of the first prints of the album which are hand painted by his wife and daughter. I highly recommend checking out J and his music, he is an inspiring person and a genuinely kind soul. Not only is there a lot of wisdom on this record and genuinely great life advice, but it’s catchy as hell, but there’s room in these songs to think and contemplate what makes life and art so mysterious. On this record are J Molin on guitar and Vocals, Gray Parsons on Drums, Doug Snyder on Bass, Mark Gonzales on Trombone, Kevin Flatt on Trumpet, Dan Bechdolt on Sax, and Derek Morris on Keys. This record was Mastered by Brad Bell.

J Molin “Mantras”

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