Guardians

by Vir McCoy, Evan Fraser

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Follow up album to Yakaruna. Vir and Evan combine traditional skinned and wood instruments over modern electronics, for a downtempo world earthtronica. Ceremonial and Celebratory. Features members of Dirtiwre, Rising Appalachia, Dogon Lights, Hamsa Lila, Olox, and Soriah. Purchase here from Interchill Records: yakaruna.bandcamp.com/album/guardians-2

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released November 12, 2020

Guardians
1. Bombola
Evan Fraser - bombo drum, percussion, jaw harp, lyra & ney flutes
Vir McCoy- guimbri, sintir
2. Fertile Ground featuring Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia
Chloe Smith - Vocals (RA)
Evan- kamale ngoni, bombo drum, lap steel slide guitar, percussion
Vir- djeli ngoni, electric bass
Heather Christie- vocals
3. Water She Dances (Grant Chambers Remix) featuring Rising Appalachia
Leah Song- vocal
Chloe Smith- vocal
David Brown – stand up bass, banjo
Evan Fraser, kamale ngoni, calabash, bombo, slide guitar
Vir McCoy – djeli ngoni, electric bass
4. Rare Earth featuring Soriah
Soriah- vocals
Evan- synths, bombo drum, percussion, congas
Vir- guimbri, congas
5. Hookah Dome featuring David Satori of Beats Antique and Dirtwire
David Satori - bowed banjo
Evan- mizwig, bombo drum, jaw harp, chimes, percussion
Vir- guimbri, moog synth bass, bells
6. The Condor featuring Olox
Zarina Kopyrina (Olox) vocals
Evan- bombo drum, bendir, kalimba, jaw harp, lyra flute, berimbau, bird whistles, percussion
Vir- Turkish jumbush saz, vocal
7. Into The Forest
Evan - marimbula, bombo drum, vocoder, vocals, percussion
Vir- vocals, electronics
8. Yakumama
Evan- vocals, kalimba, sansula, moog synth, bombo drum, flute, percussion
Vir - sansula, vocal
9. Sun Salutation
Evan- kamale ngoni, bombo drum, percussion
Vir - acoustic guitar
10. Yes Its You featuring Leah Song of Rising Appalachia
Leah Song- Vocal (RA)
Evan - kamale ngoni, leaves, jaw harp, overtone flute, bombo drum
Vir – guembri
11. Shivasana Journey
Vir- acoustic guitar
Evan- synth



Executive Producer- Andrew Ross Collins - Interchill

Produced by Vir McCoy and Evan Fraser

Additional musicians: David Satori of Beats Antique/Dirtwire, Zarina Kopyrina of Olox, Leah Song and Chloe Smith of Rising Appalachia, Enrique Ugalde (Soriah) of Liberation Movement,
Heather Christie

All tracks recorded and Engineered by Grant Chambers at Champion Nation Studios, Nevada City, California.
Additional recording -Vir McCoy and Evan Fraser. Oakland and Los Angeles California.

Mixed by Vir McCoy , Evan Fraser, Daniel Krieger, Grant Chambers and Heather Christie.

Mastered by Gregg Janman for Hermetech

All songs written by Evan Fraser and Vir McCoy and published by Mariko Music, Doodler Sounds, Vir McCoy Music, except:
Fertile Ground written by Evan Fraser, Vir McCoy and Chloe Smith
Water She Dances written by Evan Fraser, Vir McCoy, Leah Song and Chloe Smith
Yes its You written by Evan Fraser, Vir McCoy and Leah Song

Art by Simon Hiaduk

Design by
Interchill Records
Heather Christie

All Rights Reserved 2020

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Vir McCoy

Vir McCoy has created music in many different genres including World Fusion, Rock, Electronica, Childrens, New Age Comedy, Soundtracks and Devotional Music. He has played and recorded on many albums such as groups like the Mickey Hart Band and Beats Antique. Vir co-founded the group Hamsa Lila who's album reached #2 on the CMJ world music charts. Vir was born in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, Ca. ... more

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