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Saturday, Mar 18 2017 | 10:48
Image: 1609335 Alpha Pup Records announces the release of MAST’s second
full length album Love and War_. Love and War_ is a highly
conceptual and deeply personal new work based on jazz trained
multi-instrumentalist MAST aka Tim Conley’s eventful love life
over the last 2 years.
Set up as a three Act Play structure (traditionally the Setup, the
Confrontation and the Resolution) Love and War_ is 17 intense
and unique compositions each ?owing into the next with recurring
musical themes or “characters.” Conley tells the story of (Act 1)
fnding love and the beauty and naivety that comes with exploring
something new, (Act 2) losing that love due to her substance
abuse, deception and Conley coping in unhealthy ways, (Act
3) learning to let go, heal and ultimately fnd a much deeper
lasting love. The tone Conley sets is sometimes sarcastic, other
times vulnerable and intimate, yet always musically intense and
profoundly visual.
Sonically, Love and War_ is mostly instrumental compositions
consisting of rousing electronic elements perfectly intertwined
with live guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. It’s performed and
produced by Conley, along with some of the world’s leading
Instrumentalists and vocalists. Keyboardist / producer Taylor
McFerrin appears hot off the release of his latest on Flying Lotus’
Brainfeeder label. Both LA transplants, Conley and McFerrin have
been friends and musical acquaintances for over 10 years since
their time in NYC and Philly during the early 2000s.
Composing and creating Love and War_ was an efficacious way
for Conley to heal and grow but he was very reluctant to share
such a personal story so transparently. Through this vulnerability,
he hopes that whatever anyone else’s Love and War_ story
happens to be, to learn their own life lessons, fnd the humor in it
and always trust in the most optimistic outcome.

ACT 1 - Love
1. Love’s Metamorphosis Theme
2. The Rendezvous (feat. Anwar Marshall)
3. You, Every Second Minute Hour Day
4. The Temptation (feat. Marta Bagratuni)
5. She’s Chasing the Dragon (feat. Fresh Cut Orchestra)
ACT 2 - War
1. The Sorrow
2. The Breakup (feat. Ryat)
3. The Night Drive (feat. Tim Lefebvre and Josh Johnson)
4. The Downward Spiral (feat. Brian Marsella)
5. The Letting Go (feat. Taylor McFerrin)
6. On the Prawl Again, Again (feat. Louis Cole and Gavin Templeton)
7. Should’ve Swiped Left (feat. the Koreatown Oddity)
ACT 3 - Transcendence
1. A New Love
2. Feels (feat. Nigel Sifantus)
3. Me and You (feat. Andrée Belle)
4. The Liberation (feat. Makaya McCraven)
5. Transcendence / Love’s Metamorphosis Theme

• Features Taylor McFerrin, The Koreatown Oddity, RYAT and
more
• Limited to 300 copies Available from 31.03.2017
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