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LOST dispatch // kickstarter

 
 

Howdy,

Frank LoCrasto here.

I've recorded my latest album of all-new material; it's called Lost Dispatch. It consists of 11 tracks that explore themes of exoticism, fantasy, and psychedelia.  Over the years as I've discovered library music recordings from the 1950s and 60s, I found myself getting lost in low-fi tones of the exoticised tropics, which has inspired the record. The sounds are surrealist; a sonic landscape comprised of analog synths, percussion, woodwinds, and field recordings.  I started writing/recording this material at my old apartment in Brooklyn 8 years ago, but most of it came together in 2013-2016 during a brief stint in Texas before I headed back to New York. Lost Dispatch has been years in the making.

 Frank’s home studio, Brooklyn, NY 2017

Frank’s home studio, Brooklyn, NY 2017


The goal of this Kickstarter is to raise money to finish the album and get it onto your turntables. Once the campaign finishes in December, hopefully with your help I will have raised the funds to pay for the mastering, pressing of the vinyl, and promotional materials so that the record can be released to the public. It's roughly a 3 month turnaround time for vinyl so I'm hoping to release the record in April of next year. But if you pledge, you'll receive a high resolution download of the record after it has been mastered and the artwork has been finished, probably in January. 

I'm proud of this record and it feels like my best work yet, I'm excited for you all to hear it.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

Cheers,

fRaNk

 Frank at home in Brooklyn, NY 2018

Frank at home in Brooklyn, NY 2018

 
 
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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 born, Brooklyn-based musician, specializing in piano and synthesizers. He studied music at The New School and has toured and recorded  extensively as a side man and leader since arriving in New York City in 2001. He has also composed and recorded original scores for independent films.
He has released three solo albums, "When You're There" (Maxjazz 2006), "El Dorado" (Hundred Pockets 2011), and "LoCrasto" (Storytime 2015). "When You're There" is a mostly acoustic jazz record featuring a small chamber orchestra on 4 out of the 9 tracks. "El Dorado" was recorded in his basement apartment in Brooklyn and utilizes tube amps, drum machines, tape echo, pianos and vintage synths to create an alchemy of psychedelic and ambient music. "LoCrasto" was recorded with a similar approach but with a live band  in a recording studio. “Lost Dispatch”, his fourth album is in the works for a April 2019  release.
In addition to solo projects, LoCrasto has recorded and toured internationally with several established artist including Cass McCombs, Pat Martino, James Iha, Parquet Courts, Greg Osby, Okkervil River, and Wallace Roney. Other collaborators include: Lapland, Breastfist, Nightlands, and Julian Velard. He has appeared on over 40 records as a side man.