Andre was born and raise in Wichita until the age of 11, when he moved to Berkeley. He now resides in Oakland. He played all the instruments on this record with no overdubs, often keeping the first or second take. The writing process was improvised, starting with a song length of drums that determined the initial rhythmic direction. This resulted in a unique, stream of consciousness feel that could only come from Andre's mind and spirit. The two songs with vocals, "Mad as a Hatter" and "Faye Quindo" feature previously composed musings from his sketchbook.
Aside from some light equalization during the mixing, this project was recorded analog without the use of a computer. Additional analog mixing and reel to reel tape treatment was utilized in the mastering process.
"Life is Love, Love is Life, and Life is Music" - Andre Mateo
released November 29, 2019
Recorded in Oakland, CA 2016-2018
Guitar, bass, drums, percussion and vocals by ANDRE MATEO
Recorded and produced by ARLINGTON LOWELL at Loud Door Recordings.
Mastering, tape treatment & additional mixing by DREWMIN