500 Chains

by Ben LaMar Gay

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500 Chains is a collection of music and storytelling (an "audiobook") composed & arranged by Ben LaMar Gay, featuring artwork by A. Martinez.

Seven pieces of animated, dynamic & melodic, colorful quartet music that sound, to our ears, like Andre 3000 (the balladeer) backed by a Mardi Gras marching band channeling Chicago style post rock & free jazz...

...featuring Ben LaMar Gay (on cornet, synth, voice & flute), Will Faber (on guitar, ngoni, synth, fretless 12-string guitar & flute), Josh Sirotiak (on tuba & flute), and Tommaso Moretti (on drums & flute)...

...buffered by 8 story stanzas narrated by Ben LaMar Gay that illustrate the "audiobook" experience of 500 Chains.

500 Chains is 1 of 7 previously-unreleased back catalogue albums included in the source material for Ben LaMar Gay's "Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun" compilation (IARC0017).

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released September 28, 2018

Written, Composed & Produced by Ben LaMar Gay.

Ben LaMar Gay – cornet, synth, voice, narration, flute.
Will Faber – guitar, ngoni, synth, fretless 12-string guitar, flute.
Joshua Sirotiak – tuba, flute.
Tommaso Moretti – drums, flute.

Recorded & Mixed by Richard Malstrom.
Mastered by David Allen.

Art by A. Martinez.

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The IARC mission is to make positive contributions to the changing state of the music industry, and to vitalize the demand for boundary-defying music by presenting unique sounds in appealing packages to untapped audiences.
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