11 original songs carry you into a world of lovers, dreamers and meditators. Recorded in Kenya, with a stellar lineup of Kenyan musicians, the album is a unique, worldly blend of folk, rock, blues and afro-fusion, replete with Arnavah's 'touching voice - exotic and familiar at the same time' - and powerful lyrics.
' “This music will take you out of yourself.” Often said - rarely achieved. Finding music that takes you to another place is, for some reason, becoming increasingly difficult. Just when I thought it was only an experience from my youth ‘Songs From Bed’ by Arnavah took me somewhere else.' - Folkwords review by Tim Caroll www.folkwords.com/albumreviews_78658.html
Other listeners describe 'Songs from Bed' variously:
- warm and soulful
- meditative, thoughtful
- compelling rhythms
- great vibes, soothing and uplifting
Songs from Bed is an album to kick back and relax to, to take on a road trip, and yes, to listen to in bed.
The full album download includes a digital booklet with lyrics
Thanks for listening. Have a seat. Lie down. Be sure to check out at least a few different tracks because there's various styles and sounds on the album.
In the hope that this music gives you many hours of pleasure.
Peace and love
released June 7, 2012
All music and lyrics by Arnavah (Nathan) Krystall
Arnavah - Lead vocals (all tracks), guitar (1,2,3,4,6,7,9,10,11), programming (3)
Emmanuel Uzele - Guitar (1,2,4,5,8,10,11), bass (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10), backing vocals (1,2,5,6,7,8,10)
Isaac Anyanga - Percussion (1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9), additional vocals (4)
Joseph Hellon - Saxophone (1,8) and flute (9)
Morris Kavisi - Drums (1,3,6)
Hugo de Groote - Violin (11)
Kombo C. Burns - Guitar (3)
Xu Ying - Backing vocals (11)
Kibby Kenneth Mocho - Programming (3,5,7)
Recorded at Indigo Productions, Nairobi
Executive producer: Arnavah
Co-produced and engineered by Indigo Productions (Abbi Nyinza, Kibby Kenneth Mocho), Emmanuel Uzele and Arnavah
Mixed by Kibby Kenneth Mocho, assisted by Arnavah
Mastered by Barry Gardner at www.masteringmastering.co.uk
Original cover art by Thomas Mairura Obutu
Concept and design by Arnavah and Vismaya Nice Genise