A2: Defender Dub
A3: Snake In The Grass
A4: Lions In Dub
A5: Mighty One
A6: Matthew 7 In Dub
B1: Build An Ark (Extended)
B2: Get You
B3: Get Dub
B4: Queens And Kings
B5: Rebuild Dub
Drums: Antonin Chatelain
Bass: Stuf Addis, Quentin Chappuis
Piano, organ, Juno-60, percussion: Mathias Liengme
Rhythm and pick guitars, backing vocals: Léo Marin
Clavinet, rhodes, solina, synare, percussion: Reuben Telford
Moog, tenor saxophone: Michael Borcard
Trumpet, backing vocals: Alexandre Schneiter
Trombone: Anthony Dietrich Buclin
Trumpet, trombone: Gorka Fernández
Alto saxophone, flute: Saioa Jorrín
Backing vocals: Inès Pardo, Shanti Yalah, I-Man Cruz, Quentin Chappuis
Lead and backing vocals: Roberto Sánchez
Recorded at Bridge Studio, Geneva, by Mathias Liengme and at A-Lone Ark Muzik Studio, Santander, by Roberto Sánchez.
Mixed at A-Lone Ark Muzik Studio, Santander, by Roberto Sánchez.
Mastered at Precise Mastering, Hawick, by Sam John.
Music composed by The 18th Parallel and arranged by The 18th Parallel and Roberto Sánchez. Lyrics written by Roberto Sánchez.
Produced by Antonin Chatelain, Léo Marin and Mathias Liengme for Fruits Records.
Artwork by Nirbul76.
Probably the most respected and sought-after producer of the European reggae scene of the last ten years, Spanish genius Roberto Sánchez (Willi Williams, Earl Zero, Alpheus, Keith & Tex, Milton Henry,…) takes place behind the microphone to deliver a new album as a singer under his pseudonym LONE ARK. Soberly titled Showcase Vol. 1, this album is a collaboration between Sánchez and Swiss band THE 18TH PARALLEL, whose playing is well known to reggae fans, since its musicians have recently played and produced some remarkable records, including I’ve Seen by Oku Onuora, Roots I Vision by Micah Shemaiah or Wonderland of Green by The Silvertones and Burro Banton. Faithful to the Jamaican roots reggae tradition, Showcase Vol. 1 offers six vocal tracks followed by their dub counterparts where all the creativity of the sound engineer and the musicians is freely expressed. On instrumentals at the same time heavy and irresistibly dancing, with a modern production but deeply rooted in the roots reggae sound, Lone Ark and The 18th Parallel push their listeners to critical reflection. A strong message + powerful music = a must-have album!