Cereal, Muskets, Heartache & God's Clay2018
"Cereal, Muskets, Heartache & God's Clay" EP album by Soulmaze. Oscar Ares (Guitar), Kieran O'Donnell (Bass guitar), Tom Allison (Drums), Peter Dixon (Sax), Gonzalo Carrera (Keys) & AJ Gardner (Vocals & Lyrics). Special thanks to Adam Connor (Iguana Studios, Brixton) & Andy "Hippy" Baldwin (Metropolis Studios London). Also Andy Rawll (Record Collector Magazine). Soulmaze began recording this EP in January 2018. Bringing together each musician's composition for the songs was an energetic but methodical process. AJ says, "The music is always first- sometimes the melodies drive the narrative of the story so that the lyrics seem to write themselves in my mind, but foremost, the band's songwriting process is mashing together these arrangements and sounds in the rehearsal room. We hope the music reflects the fun we have doing that. The result is songs which embrace the range of genres we grew up listening/playing/singing along to. I think Oscar would agree with me saying "Soulmaze" is the concept of searching for a sound that most represents what's honest about and truthful to how great playing music makes each of us feel."