I don’t know if I succeeded with Donna. I don’t know if I succeeded with After Vengeance. Maybe it’s all just trash electronic music, not much better than my first Phatso Brown record: 303 AM. Maybe it deserves scorn.
I don’t know.
What I do know is, I did the best I could. It’s all I had. This album, and these thoughts kept me from giving up. If I fail in my goals to have made the ‘ultimate electronic world music album’, that failure is one I will happy embrace. For just the act of producing these 16 songs, the act of sharing my thoughts with you dear reader, made it all matter somehow. Made it all make sense.
I hope you enjoy my music, my words and my delusions. I hope in some small way, these songs and my reflections make you think, smile, cry, dance, and sing. I hope you share them with your friends and loved ones. May they inspire your own stories and be the soundtrack to a life well lived.
Raza Ray is Phatso Brown
After Vengeance: An Electronic World Music Album written, composed, arranged, performed and produced by P Brown. (C)
All Photography by P Brown except where noted (and where impossible).
(June 2020 – April 2021)
Keyboards by Roland and Korg.
Synthesizers, Instruments & Samples by Arturia, Audiorealism, Cherry Audio, GForce, Inphonik, Loopmasters, Native Instruments, Reveal Sound, Softube, Ueberschall, and UVI.
Recording by SSL and Ableton.
Special FX by Audio Damage, Baby Audio, Brainworx, Celemony, Cytomic, D16, Izotope, Klevgrand, Overloud, Soundtoys, SugarBytes, and Wavesfactory.
Recorded at Fluid Groove Studio, Washington DC.
Production Assistance by Aliaksandr Yaskevich aka Sander Music.
After Vengeance cover art by Rizwan Design.
Special thanks to my parents. None of this would have been possible without your long suffering support.
Megan D. I’m your number one fan.
Paul Madsen aka Blume. My friend in music, my friend in life.
Daniel G. Friend. Loyal. Brother. Bartender.
Aaren San. We go way back, here’s to going way forward.
Nick, you’re a doll.
Jeanette, for being there during those dark months.
D, my mentor and former boss. This one is for you.
And to all my friends around the world, the ones I’ve met, and the ones I will meet down the road: Thank You!
Here’s to music. Here’s to life. Here’s to love. Here’s to the future!