What About Me? 2 CD set by 1 Giant Leap (0660200304324)
1 Giant Leap Release Date: February 2009 Format: CD ISBN: 0660200304324
2 CD set 135 minutes
One World Music is proud to announce the release of the stunning 1 Giant Leap album
What About Me? Following on from the amazing success of the recently released DVD,
comes the much sought-after music from the project.
The creative forces behind 1 Giant Leap are Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman. As a
founding member of famed British dance act Faithless, Catto has produced numerous Top
10 hits worldwide. His 1 Giant Leap counterpart Duncan Bridgeman has produced and
worked with the likes of Transvision Vamp, Duran Duran, The Eurythmics, Shakespeare’s
Sister and Paul McCartney to name but a few.
The backbone of 1 Giant Leap’s music is formed by each masterpiece beginning with a
pre-composed backing track which then grows and develops as new layers are added.
Rather than gathering samples and taking them back to a studio, collaborators were able
to hear the contributions made by others before adding their own layer to the tracks. This
organic creative process has resulted in a combination of rhythms, instruments and voices
from around the world.
The album features international stars such as k.d. lang, Michael Stipe, Alanis Morissette,
Michael Franti, Carlos Santana, Stewart Copeland, Maxi Jazz and Baba Maal alongside
African tribal and Bedouin musicians, Chinese rappers, Gabonese Pygmies and Tuvan
throat singers, all masterfully crafted into a truly unrivaled musical experience.
Four years, five continents and 50 locations in the making, What About Me? sets out to
capture the immense cultural diversity of the world we live in. A unique, inspiring musical
journey that will defy any preconceptions you had before you pressed play ...