Album Update and Vlog

Quite a bit of progress has been made since I announced that I’d be working on a new album. As of today, there are 12 songs, 9 poems, and about 35 collaborators on this project. Sonically, it is sounds very acoustic/unplugged, harmonically lush, and very melodic. Somewhere between Brian Wilson, The Beatles, and Paul Simon. While the majority of the collaborators are in Los Angeles, we’ll also have tracks recorded in North Carolina, New York, France, Israel, Palestine, Northern Ireland, Malaysia, and the exotic suburban landscape of Vista, California!

Speaking of which, I recently made the journey down to Vista to do an interview with Jacke Karashae  about the album, the songwriting process, and all sorts of other good stuff. Oh, and since he is one of the collaborators, I turned the tables on him to get a little more background on his song about the color white. Enjoy!


About Monk Turner
"This prolific/eclectic artist/producer uses a spectrum of styles, generating entire concept albums. Turner is both daring and melodically gifted..." -Music Connection Magazine "You've got to love Monk Turner for creativity and witty lyrics. He combines various music genres and creates tracks suited for any type of music listener." -FrostClick Over the past decade, Monk Turner has produced more than 20 concept albums, using a freeform collective of musicians who share his passion for creating unique, genre-defying music. His songs have been featured in movies, television programs and advertisements, and his reach continues to widen. “Seeking” from the 2008 release, Love Story currently has had more than 500,000 plays on the online radio station, Pandora. Music from Emergency Songs was featured in an international video that was created in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. But, his most ambitious project to date has been the production of his 2012 album, Kaleidoscope, where he collaborated with more than 40 national and international artists to create an album of music and poetry based on the concept of color. Turner offers free download capabilities via the unconventional distribution platform offered by Creative Commons licenses so that the public is able to enjoy and share his music.

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