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OFFICIAL VIDEO

Material Things
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw3kJmCwhHI


Labyrinth E.p

Brothers, Rik and Simon Arbukthnot, later joined by collaborator Chris Greive, are Monosapiens.

Delivering a heady mix of hip-hop. Jazz, Funk, and Electronica, this trio are catching plaudits across Scotland with their exciting melting-pot of sound.

Including live instrumentation alongside the samples to deliver an organic feel to their music, Monosapiens have also taken their work to live audiences, with Edinburgh’s own Jon Thompson assisting on bass.

While the brothers collaborate on production duties - Rik handles drums, bass, and keyboards, while Simon plays the guitar - Chris Greive adds more keys and some brass flourishes with his trombone. Outside of Monosapiens, Chris plays regularly with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra as well as with his group ‘NeWt,’ who were voted Jazz Ensemble of the Year in 2012.

As you can imagine, this all adds up to an eclectic mix of styles that has got people talking. However, it is not just the production that has excited fans, as Monosapiens have also recently teamed up with rapper, poet and singer / songwriter, Conscious Route. Born in London, Conscious Route grew up in Hertfordshire (near Cambridge), before moving to Edinburgh, where he has become an integral part of the lively music scene.

Monosapiens have also been working with Jenny Dryden, who appears on two tracks on the ‘Monosapiens E.P. Jenny has built up plenty of experience both with 8-piece House music band Tokyoblu and through work with James Brown Is Annie, as well as with her new rock band project, The Henchman School of Shooting.

Also working with Monosapiens is Alana Carew, front lady for new Edinburgh band Jester Echo. This talented individual brings her own unique twist of soul and has also featured on the Monosapiens 'Medicine LP,' which was released in 2013 by Gamma Proforma records label.

With a number of well-received releases already under their belt, Monosapiens look like a name to watch in 2014 and beyond!

Praise for Monosapiens:

“I loved Pelham! Was jiving to it before I went on air. Imaginative writing and great playing.”
– Richard Michael (Honorary Professor of Jazz Piano, St. Andrews University and Radio Scotland’s Jazz Jargon Buster)

Other Releases:

‘Meteor Shower’ ft. Conscious Route (UK Runnings 2014)
‘Ariel Perspective’ ft. Conscious Route (UK Runnings 2014)
‘Medicine LP’ (Gamma Proforma Records 2013)
‘Love In My Pocket’ ft. Alana Carew (Gamma Proforma Records 2013)

Online:
www.bandcamp.com/trueholdrecords
www.facebook.com/TrueHoldRecords?fref=ts
soundcloud.com/true-hold-records
twitter.com/TrueHoldRecords
www.facebook.com/themonosapiens
twitter.com/monosapiens1
www.monosapiens.com
www.facebook.com/consciousroute
www.theconsciousrouteband1.bandcamp.com

For gigs or more info contact trueholdrecords@gmail.com

credits

released 19 September 2014

Ghost write - Richard Arbuthnot, Rolain Bradbeer

Labyrinth - Richard Arbuthnot, Simon Arbuthnot, Chris Greive, Rolain Bradbeer

Material Things - Richard Arbuthnot, Chris Greive, Rolain Bradbeer, Jenny Dryden

Paper Trail - Richard Arbuthnot, Simon Arbuthnot, Chris Greive, Rolain Bradbeer, Alana Carew

Rude bwoi - Richard Arbuthnot, Rolain Bradbeer

Say What You Wanna Say - Richard Arbuthnot, Simon Arbuthnot, Chris Greive, Rolain Bradbeer, Jenny Dryden

Artwork by Jon Thompson

All tracks recorded, produced, arranged and mastered by Richard Arbuthnot except 'Material things' arranged by Chris

Greive & Richard Arbuthnot.

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True Hold records works a lot with Roots music, crossing it over with other Styles such as Indie, electronic and other sounds.

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Track Name: 1.Material Things ft Conscious Route, Jenny Dryden
VERSE 1

FEEL IT'S TIME FOR RELAXING BUT STILL MORE STRUGGLE,
SITUATION TINGS THAT I JUGGLE, OWNING EMOTIONS PROBLEMS TROUBLES,
NOT ALWAYS DEFINED BUT SETTLE ON THE MIND, HAVE TO CONTEMPLATE THESE THINGS AT TIME, I DON'T FEEL ALIVE IF I DON'T SUBSCRIBE, TRY KEEP UNITY ONE OF THE TRIBE, ALWAYS STAY CONSCIOUS COME WITH A VIBE,
IF I SLIP OFF ROUTE THEN I SUMMON A GUIDE,
CERTAINLY NOT SCARED OF RUNNING TO HIDE,
PROUD ME GREET ME AND THE REST OF ME KNOWING ACCEPTING SELF IS MY DESTINY, I GOT QUEST AND I MANIFEST LONG, I STAY ON LIKE A BEAT OF A SONG,
AND EVEN WITH THE HEAT ON I KEEP STRONG, I WON'T FLOW WITH THE TYPES THAT KEEP WRONG..

VERSE 2

AND ALL THROUGH THE SENTIMENTS IN LIFE ARE SAME, PEOPLE ONLY FEEL CREDIBLE IN LIGHT FAME, BUT SUCCESS CHING TING INSIDE RECOGNIZE VULNERABILITY AND TINGS THAT HIDE, IT'S NONSENSE UNLESS YOU SENSE YOUR WORTH, PEOPLE STRIVE FOR THE GREED WITH THE EMPTY FIRST, WHICH THEY CAN'T FOR FILL ALWAYS TO THE NEXT TING RUNNING THE WHEEL, IN THE VORTEX SELF IS A LEARNING CURVE, WHEN REALIZE THE TRUTH THEN YOU LEARN TO SWERVE, BREAK THE CYCLES OF THE STRESSFUL LIVING, CLIMATE CONSIDER THE FUTURE TEXTURED, NOT LIVING TO THE LETTER OF THE RIGHT AND WRONG, DON'T LIKE THE INSIGHT THEN YOU'LL SPITE THE SONG, CAN'T HELP HOW YOU MIGHT PERCEIVE, I'M KING OF MY LIFE WEATHER LIKE IT OR NOT I HAVE RIGHT TO ACHIEVE