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new record OUT 5.5.2015

 

TOUR DATES

 

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LoCrasto

by Frank LoCrasto

released 05 May 2015


Frank LoCrasto - Sequential Circuits Prophet 5, Arp Odyssey, Sequential Circuits Pro One, Yamaha CS-60, Crumar Orchestrator, Roland Jupiter 4, Hammond M3, Hammond Aurora, Farfisa Professional, Yamaha YC-10, Acoustic Piano, Guitar, Percussion
Tom Ayres - Guitars (All songs except Sunset, Hope Street, & Hawaiian Church)
Josh Mease - Guitar (Hotels, Night People, Palms, Sci Fi)
Jordan Brooks - Bass (All songs except Sunset, Hope Street, & Hawaiian Church)
Brian Wolfe - Drums, Percussion (All songs except Sunset, Hope Street, & Hawaiian Church)

These songs were recorded on an Otari MX-70, with additional recording on Sci Fi to a Studer A827.

Recorded by Robin Macmillan, Frank LoCrasto, Matt Labozza & Pete Rende in Brooklyn, NY.

Mixed by Pete Rende
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering
Vinyl transfer and pressing by Stan Getz at A & R Records, Dallas, TX
Photography by The Apartment
Design by The Apartment
www.theapartment.com

All songs composed and arranged by Frank LoCrasto

Produced by Frank LoCrasto

Dedicated to my Mom, Theresa LoCrasto

Included with the download is a short story written by Dred Scott for the album entitled "Night People".

ABout

 

Frank LoCrasto is a Texas- based musician, specializing in piano and synthesizers.  He has performed and recorded extensively as a side man and leader since the early 2000's. He has also composed and recorded original scores for independent films.
His two solo albums "When You're There" (Maxjazz 2006) and "El Dorado" (Hundred Pockets 2011) explore themes of melancholy, longing, and loneliness. "When You're There" is a mostly acoustic jazz record featuring a small chamber orchestra on 4 out of the 9 tracks. The compositions generally have extended song forms and the record features Chris Cheek, Mike Moreno, Ben Street, and Tommy Crane as the core band. "El Dorado" was recorded in his basement apartment in Brooklyn, New York. It utilizes tube amps, drum machines, tape echo, pianos and vintage synths to create an alchemy of psychedelic and ambient music. Also appearing on that album is Josh Mease, Ryan Scott, Bill Campbell, and Bob Hart. A third self-titled album is set for release in the May 5, 2015.
 In addition to solo projects, LoCrasto has toured internationally with several established artist including Jeremy Pelt, Nicholas Payton, Pat Martino, Greg Osby, Wallace Roney, and James Iha. Other collaborators include: Lapland, Logan Richardson, Breastfist, Tommy Crane, Christina Courtin, Alan Hampton, and Bill Campbell. He has appeared on over 30 records as a side man.