Ma Ja Le

Imaginarium

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Chris Short and Paul Vnuk Jr. are Ma Ja Le. John Strate-Hootman is Vir Unis. Together these artists forged Imaginarium. Steve Roach mixed and produced the CD at The Timeroom. Roger King, a longtime friend of Roach, mastered the set. This is a landmark CD in the e-music community. Vnuk, Short, and Strate-Hootman are working on the same plane. The interaction is fluid and seamless. The three soundworlds become one as these musicians take listeners on a deep journey to exotic lands. Those exotic lands are built in the finest traditions of hot Southwest desert ambience. Roach's influence is strong and Vnuk, Short, and Strate-Hootman are alert students. The atmospheres are hot, dusty, and arid. This CD will appeal to fans of Roach, Vidna Obmana, Todd Fletcher, Tuu, Biff Johnson, Robert Rich, and Robert Scott Thompson. It is essential for all e-music fans.

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