One expects a set of tracks with the title Detroit (available on iTunes and Amazon) to reflect the current state of a struggling city through rough or downtrodden musical expressions of a former industrial and commercial powerhouse.
Calima Shatiday expresses the opposite. Naming a track for the city’s historical landmark Belle Island, Calima Shatiday captures the sadness and beauty of a city trying to make a comeback. For example, Extended Stay expresses an upbeat tempo that still maintains the coolness one imagines Detroiters still possess. The mellowness of Laughing in Southfield, a neighboring city of Detroit, captures the essence of a thriving suburban landscape. On Nothing But Land, Calima Shatiday tells the story of a city scrambling for a new identity that fuses island rhythms with the soul of Motown.
May 1, 2010
Mixed by Calima Shatiday, 2010, using Logic Studio 9.1.8 (Native Instruments: Absynth, FM8, Massive, Pro-53, Kontakt 3, East West Symphonic Orchestra Gold and QL Goliath)
Mastered by Calima Shatiday. 2010, using Logic Studio 9.1.8
Produced by Taliferro Music http://music.taliferro.com
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