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Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica, the world’s only ensemble dedicated to original third-stream exotica and the space-age pop music of Juan Garcia Esquivel, releases Third River Rangoon, its debut small-group recording, on May 31, 2011. This unique collection of works was recorded live at Futura Productions in Roslindale, MA, and was produced by exotica music authority Brother Cleve (Del Fuegos, Combustible Edison, Jetset DJ) and Mr. Ho.”

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Autumn Digging Dance – original exotica music from Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica
Inspired by the Bulgarian kopanitsa rhythm and sounds from the east, this is an original composition off of the groups May 2011 album, Third River Rangoon. Recorded live at the YMCA Theatre in Cambridge, MA in January 2011. Brian O’Neill (vibes, riq, multi-percussionist, artistic director) , Noriko Terada (perc), Jason Davis (bass), and Geni Skendo (bass flute) with special guest Tev Stevig (oud).


Dancing in the Dark performed by Mr. Ho’s Orchestrotica
Written by Arthur Schwartz. Transcribed by Mr. Ho and recorded live, August 2010 in the recording studio for the making of a Juan Garcia Esquivel tribute record. The audio is from the board (unmixed). This track and many others was released on “The Unforgettable Sounds of Esquivel“.

Monster Rally is Ted Feighan from Columbus, Ohio, a senior at Ohio State University with a track in print-making.  He named his own project from the 50′s cartoon “Monster Rally” (The Addams Family) by Charles “Chas” Addams (1912 – 1988).  His latest 4-song 7″ EP “Deeep Sea” that the follow up to the limited vinyl release of the debut LP “Coral” via Oakland’s Gold Robot Records is due out on May 31st via Gold Robot, and digitally available now on his bandcamp, a limited edition of 300 copies, hand-screened covers by Monster Rally himself.

“In comparison to the Coral LP, this EP possesses a more beat-heavy feel. As noted in the second track, it is also an optimistic collection of songs. It includes a take on dance music (Siberian Girls), a track named after the location of his grandmother’s beach house, and a classic 60s surf pop drumbeat meshed with Hawaiian guitars.”