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You I Am – Runaway – Official Release

Albuquerque based rapper You I Am will be releasing his latest album “Runaway” on Friday May 10th, 2019. You I Am is previously known for his “Letter To The Future” which was featured on CNN. His musical style combines his precise rhythmic flow with insightful, though provoking lyrics describing the artist’s love for his community, his intense faith, and his struggles to fight for equality and social justice.

“Runaway” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Elephonic Studios by Jesse Korman. Album production began in December of 2018 and took about 3 months to complete. The album features guest performances by a host of talented local and national artists including Courtney Hampton and Chloe Nixon. Legendary Albuquerque poet Hakim Bellamy makes a guest appearance on the song “My Town” with both a spoken word piece and a rap capturing the flavor an essence of Albuquerque.

The album will officially be released on Friday May 10th, 2019 at the Outpost Performance Space. Tickets are available thru holdmyticket.com. Check out the first video from the album below:

Disney Pictures “Stargirl” Records at Elephonic

A production team from Walt Disney Pictures new movie “Stargirl” visited Elephonic Studios in late 2018 to record music for a scene from the upcoming film starring Grace Vanderwaal. Several local musicians were involved with the music production. Way to keep it local! The film is slated for release in 2019.

Disney Pictures “Stargirl” films in New Mexico – Albuquerque Journal

Elephonic Recording Presents: Inner Space, Vol. 2 by Atomonaut

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December 21st, 2018 – Elephonic Recording is very pleased to announce the release of Inner Space Vol. 2 By Albuquerque, NM based band Atomonaut.

Atomonaut is a rock band from Albuquerque, NM. Inner Space Vol. 2 is the follow up to the acclaimed Inner Space Vol. 1 album. Inner Space Vol. 2 follows along the same lines as Vol.1 propounding a spaced-out array of bluesy hard rock riffs and laconic vocals.

Inner Space Vol. 2 was recorded April – November 2018 at Elephonic Recording Studios and was produced by Jesse Korman.

Check out the review Alibi Magazine gave Inner Space Vol. 2.

Alibi Magazine Review of Inner Space Vol. 2 by Atomonaut

Listen to the latest single from Atomonaut:

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Inner Space Vol. 2 is now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, and more.

Check out Inner Space Vol. 2 on Bandcamp

Visit and Like Atomonaut on Facebook

New Jazz EP from Steve Klenke

 

 

 

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Elephonic Studios is excited to announce the release of a new Jazz EP from Albuquerque composer and trumpet-player Steve Klenke. The album was recorded at Elephonic Studios with Jesse Korman engineering. Here’s a review of the album.

TRUMPETER-COMPOSER STEVE KLENKE RELEASES HIS NEW EP, ATTREZZA

Steve Klenke, a talented trumpeter and composer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has released a six-song EP, Attrezza. The music, which is only available digitally, features a half-dozen of his best compositions, four of which have lyrics by the late Ronald “Pete” Lumpkins.

Klenke, who earned a Bachelor of Music from Elmhurst College and attended the Berklee College of Music for two years, worked as a music educator in Chicago during 1983-2000. He played trumpet with local big bands and led his own jazz group Night Flight. Since moving to New Mexico in 2006, he has been an important part of the local music scene. In addition to working with a variety of bands, he recorded a jazz CD a few years ago, Tangerine.

Attrezza features Steve Klenke with a quintet that also includes pianist Robert Muller, guitarist Lewis Winn, bassist Jonathan McMillan, and drummer John Bartlit, with Josh Munnell taking vocals on four of the numbers. The EP begins with the title cut, a medium-tempo minor-toned instrumental with excellent chord changes, a blazing trumpet solo that ends with some impressive high notes, and spots for piano, guitar and a bass/drums tradeoff. “I Fall In Love Too Easy” introduces Josh Munnell’s warm singing on a piece that takes some unexpected turns in its melody and chord changes. The composer also contributes some nice trumpet. “My Forever Valentine” is a happy love ballad that can fill the shortage of valentine songs. The medium-tempo “Satural” gives each member of the quintet an opportunity to make a contribution. Attrezza concludes with a pair of pop-oriented songs in the Michael Franks vein that showcase Josh Munnell’s singing: “Some People” and “Haunted By Your Love.”

Scott Yanow
Jazz Historia

Attrezza EP available @ Apple Music, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Instagram/Facebook, Google Play/YouTube, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, Napster, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Anghami, KKBox, MediaNet, Shazam

 

 

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Elephonic Recording on 89.9 KUNM-FM

The recent album by local rock band Atomonaut has been generating a lot of buzz since it’s release in March. For two weeks in a row, and on two different programs, Atomonaut’s album Inner Space Vol. 1 has been featured on the radio. The album was recorded and mixed by Jesse Korman at Elephonic Studios. For those who weren’t able to catch it, you can listen to it right here! Thanks to KUNM and hosts for their awesome support! Please listen to their programs at 7pm and 10pm Every Saturday night on 89.9 KUNM-FM.

 

EAR TO THE GROUND. 89.9 KUNM-FM. Host Matthew Finch. Broadcast 4/7/18

 

PSYCHEDELIC RADIO HEAD SHOPPE. 89.9 KUNM-FM. Host Scott Macnicholl “The Doctor” and Tim Oswald. Broadcast 4/14/18

 

Inner Space Vol. 1 — Alibi Magazine Review

Weekly Alibi Magazine’s Sonic Reducer gave the new album from Atomonaut “Inner Space Vol. 1” a great review in this week’s edition.This album was recorded and mixed at Elephonic Recording Studios.

Atomonaut Review in Weekly Alibi Magazine

“Atomonaut is a new psychedelic, space rock band from right here in Albuquerque. They join legendary local masters of the genre like SuperGiant and Of God and Science in propounding a heavy-duty, blues-inflected vision of space and time modulated by searing guitar riffs and Plutonic percussion. The band’s debut album, Space Vol. 1, invokes a bevy of bodacious spring-time blooms capable of inducing intense and intimate sonic inquiry about the stars about and beyond listeners. Case in point: “Tito 68” drones and rumbles through the atmosphere, rocketlike in it’s determination to rock, while follow-up “Stones” takes full advantage of blues-bound instrumental roots and storytelling. The hidden track at the end, “It’s All Been Done Before” joins earthy melodicism to the starry, sun-strewn heavens in a summary that is strikingly profound.” Sonic Reducer, Alibi Magazine March 29th, 2018.

George Thorogood and the Destroyers Rock Elephonic Studios!

We’ve been sworn to secrecy for the past several months, but now it’s official! George Thorogood and the Destroyers recorded at Elephonic Studios in September and now the official release of the recordings has been announced…and guess what…it’s on Vinyl!

If you love the Destroyers, you’ll want to mark April 21st, Record Store Day on your calendar. George Thorogood and the Destroyers are releasing a limited-edition 7” single for Record Store Day featuring two new recordings, recorded with engineer Jesse Korman at Elephonic Recording Studios in Albuquerque, with the legendary Grammy-winning producer Jim Gaines doing the mixing. The A-side features a cover of “Shot Down,” originally recorded by legendary garage rockers The Sonics, backed with “Ain’t Coming Home Tonight,” an original penned by longtime Destroyers guitarist Jim Suhler and legendary producer Terry Manning (Al Green, Joe Walsh, Widespread Panic). A download card will be included with each purchase. Make sure you visit your favorite local record store and pick up a copy. Find your local record store location on their website: http://recordstoreday.com/

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Elephonic Recording Presents: Atomonaut “Inner Space : Vol. 1”

Elephonic Recording is excited to announce the release of Atomonaut “Inner Space Volume One”. This album is a heavy, spacey, desert rock n’ roll bit of psychedelia with a hint of blues and a nod to dark Americana. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we had fun producing.

Inner Space Volume One
by Atomonaut
Copyright 2018 Elephonic Recording / Jesse Samuel Korman
All Rights Reserved
Recorded 2015 – 2018
Elephonic Recording Studios
Albuquerque, NM
Produced by Jesse Samuel Korman
Special Thanks to Dan Wenz and Frans Dinkelmann
Mastering by Desert Vibe

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Audio Book Release – Hung Jury: The Diary of a Menendez Juror

Elephonic Recording is pleased to announce the release of a new audio book by one of the original jurors from the infamous Menendez murder trials, Hazel Thornton. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Hazel to Elephonic Recording Studios to record the audio version of her book.

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Purchase Hung Jury: Diary of a Menendez Juror on Audible