“808 Zones” was first and foremost designed to be a method for me to bring many of the new sound ideas I had together, and present them in a cohesive format. I had a ton of new music ideas I was excited to present. Encompassing some new instruments and a completely different approach to making a Compact Disc (CD).
The issue for me was that there was so much material I wanted to use that I had to make some decisions about how and where to present the music. Ultimately I wound up with enough performance material for three different CD’s and/or albums. Those CD’s are titled: 808 Zones (2016), 808 Stones (2017) and 808 Bones (2018).
As I was developing the concept for the (808) trilogy, I was also working to develop my skills with the Ukulele, the Accordion as well as the guitar. Attempting to master new musical skills is never easy. A wise person once said it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become proficient at any endeavor. They may be right, and short of the keyboards I don’t have anything near that amount of time invested. But, I am learning as I go… and you get to hear it!
“808 Zones” contains 10 original songs written by me (Richard Hart) and 6 songs I have musically arranged for a new perspective. I always write with the idea of improvement, and the concept required that I made the songs incorporate and “Island” feel.
|808 Zones (2016) – CD Tracks|
|#||Track Name||Composer(s)||Time||Data Stream|
|1||Beach Walk||Richard Hart||3:10||320kb|
|2||The lady wants to know||Michael Franks||2:24||No*|
|3||So TC!||Richard Hart||3:12||320kb|
|4||What is love?||Richard Hart||3:21||320kb|
|5||Strawberry Fields||Paul McCartney/John Lennon||2:43||No*|
|6||Mediterranean Man||Richard Hart||4:31||320kb|
|7||Nobody wants to fly anymore||Richard Hart||2:52||320kb|
|8||Italian Rain||Richard Hart||3:20||320kb|
|9||The Brothers||Richard Hart||3:46||320kb|
|10||I am the Walrus||Paul McCartney / John Lennon||3:28||No*|
|11||Colors of the wind||Richard Hart||3:47||320kb|
|12||Aqua de beber||Antio Carlos Jobim||2:11||No*|
|13||Life is for playin’||Richard Hart||3:28||320kb|
|14||Honomu Man||Richard Hart||2:56||320kb|
|15||B’wana he no home||Michael Franks||3:30||No*|
|16||La Musica Notturna||Luigi Boccherini / Richard Hart||1:52||320kb|
* Music is performed live under license only-
Musicians / Instruments / Credits :
Yamaha XS8 Digital Workstation , Roland Fantom X8 Digital Workstation, Roland Super JV-1080 Synthesizer, (3) Roland JV-880 Synthesizer, Roland D-110 Synthesizer, Roland V-Drums, Alesis DM5 Drums, Yamaha Motif Rack ES Synthesizer, Petosa Stroller Accordion, Ibanez Bass Guitar, Breedlove Concert Acoustic Six String Guitar, Oscar Schmidt Baritone Ukulele, Various Rhythmic Instruments
Monette Raja (Bb) Flumpet, Monette 993 (Bb) Trumpet, Bach Stradvarius (Bb) Trumpet, Various Rhythmic Instruments
Executive Producer, Photographer, Caterer and “oooh I like that one…” advocate
Bella Lana Kai Hart-
Chief Woofer and Interrupter, plus nap time supervisor