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Ashes to Light debuts "Shadow of Huma" EP

Posted by Phoenix Rising on November 7, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Phoenix Rising Studios releases ASHES TO LIGHT's first full-length EP, "Shadow of Huma," on Oct. 1. The five-song debut by the hybrid music group, out of SLO, CA contains a mix of rock, blues, funk, hip hop, reggae, folk, and electronic styles.

The project has been nearly a year in the making, evolving with the initial forming of the band.

"We have pursued our independent recording from day one and we take pride in embracing the full creative process, especially when it comes to making music," said Tim "Butters" Kies, bassist for Ashes to Light.

The band has been building their studio at the home of guitarist Ben Derringer. Initially five songs were recorded: "Going Home," "L.I.V.I.N.," "Freedom Flows," "Trees of Love," and "Cellar Door." The band continued to build and expand their sound, experimenting with how to mesh sounds and styles of different genres.

"It's all about the synergy of what happens when you remove the objection of your mind to want to separate music and classify it," said vocalist Don LaRoche. "Let go. We all speak through music and all styles are part of the language."

Along the way of exploring it's sonic limits, the band acquired new and better recording equipment and proceeded to re-record "L.I.V.I.N.," "Freedom Flows," and "Cellar Door." As well, two new tracks, "Backs Against the Wall" and "Shotgun," were also recorded and "Shadow of Huma" was born.

The band continues to explore the boundaries of music and is working on recording the new tracks, "Goose," "Drop Bombs," "Wasteland," and "How Long."

The "Shadow of Huma" EP is available for sale. Contact Phoenix Rising Studios (Email: [email protected]) to order a copy or place an order on Ashes to Light's website ( Orders placed now will receive FREE merchandise!

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