Expansions + Contractions (Psoems 1​:​1)

by Truthmaze

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about

"Dubbed the 'Afrika Bambaataa of Minneapolis', Truthmaze is one of the few MCs who could credibly rap, 'North Side full-throttle/Mister Influence, I taught Aristotle', as he spits on his new, long-awaited solo debut, Expansions + Contractions (Psoems 1:1) (Tru Ruts/ Speakeasy Records). The album is a true event, combining the full range of his past live music and electro into a carnival of poetry, hard funk, and raw rap, with guests ranging from multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Ylvisaker to fellow ex-Micranot I Self Devine."-- Peter Scholtes, City Pages

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released 01 March 2006

EXPANSIONS + CONTRACTIONS (PSOEMS 1:1)
TRUTHMAZE

1. Intro
Produced by Tom Scott + TruthMaze
(W. Harris)
Vocal scratches by TruthMaze

2. C.D.
Produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker + TruthMaze
Music by TruthMaze
(W. Harris)
Vocals + Beatboxing: Truthmaze
Bass: Jim Anton
Scratches: DJ KA
Drums: Tim Glenn
Electric Piano, Echoes, Feedback + Recording: Jeremy Ylvisaker

3. North Side Blues Song
Produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker + TruthMaze
Music by TruthMaze, Jeremy Ylvisaker, ABall Muse
(W. Harris, J. Ylvisaker, A. Jackson)
Vocals, Drums + Percussions: Truthmaze
Guitars: ABall Muse + Jeremy Ylvisaker
Keyboards, Bass, Percussions + Recording: Jeremy Ylvisaker
Additional Drums: Jeremy Ylvisaker

4. Forever Heavies (featuring Donald Washington)
Produced by Tom Scott + Truthmaze
Music by Donald Washington
(W. Harris, D. Washington)
Vocals: Truthmaze
Saxophone: Donald Washington

5. What It Look Like (featuring I Self Devine + Mystic Blu)
Produced by Ben Durrant + TruthMaze
Music by Chaka Mkali + DJ King Otto
(W. Harris, C. Mkali, C. Weddle, P. Stewart)
Vocals: Truthmaze, ISelfDevine + Mystic Blu
Scratches: DJ King Otto

6. Interview
Produced by Ben Durrant + Truthmaze
Interviewer: Dessa of Doomtree

7. Prayer to Olodumare
Produced by Ben Durrant + Truthmaze
Music by Truthmaze
(W. Harris)
Percussions + Vocals: Truthmaze
Background Vocals: Dessa of Doomtree

8. Dat Rhythm
Produced by Tom Scott + TruthMaze
Music by TruthMaze + Tom Scott
(W. Harris, T. Scott)
Vocals + Beatboxing: Truthmaze
Scratches: DJ King IXL

9. Tic Toc
Produced by Ben Durrant + Truthmaze
Music by Truthmaze
(W. Harris)
Percussions + Vocals: TruthMaze
Additional Percussions: Brian Van Tassel

10. Infinite Black Woman (featuring Kazadi aka Sister Mimi aka Madame Mimi)
Produced by Ben Durrant + Truthmaze
Music by TruthMaze
(W. Harris, M. Mutumbo Harris)
Vocals: Kazadi aka Sister Mimi aka Madame Mimi
Beatboxing: Truthmaze

11. Free Up (featuring Blaqk Money + Muja Messiah)
Produced by Tom Scott + TruthMaze
Music by Truthmaze + Tom Scott
Lyrics by Truthmaze, Blaqk Money + Muja Messiah
(W. Harris, T. Scott, J. Harris, B. Hedges)
Vocals: Truthmaze, Blaqk Money + Muja Messiah
Guitars: CTB
Additional Background Vocals: Danita Carpenter

12. West Nile Virus
Produced by Jeremy Ylvisaker + TruthMaze
Music by TruthMaze + Jeremy Ylvisaker
(W. Harris, J. Ylvisaker)
Percussions, Beatboxing + Vocals: Truthmaze
Drums: Ryan Morgan
Keyboards, Bass, Guitars, Percussions + Recording: Jeremy Ylvisaker

13. In This City
Produced by Tom Scott + TruthMaze
Recorded on the streets of Minneapolis by Tom Scott
(W. Harris)
Vocals: Truthmaze

14. I Love (featuring Aimee K. Bryant)
Produced by Tom Scott + TruthMaze
Music by Truthmaze + Tom Scott
(W. Harris, T. Scott)
Vocals: Truthmaze + Aimee K. Bryant
Bass: Jim Anton
Flute: Brian Gallagher
Clavinet: Tommy Barbarella
Programming: Fafu

15. Baba
Produced by Tom Scott + Truthmaze
Music by Truthmaze + ABall Muse
(W. Harris, A. Jackson)
Vocals: Truthmaze
Guitar: ABall Muse

16. Universal Shout Outs
Produced by Ben Durrant + Truthmaze
Music by Truthmaze
(W. Harris)
Vocals + Beatboxing: Truthmaze

Executive Produced by e.g. bailey + Shá Cage. Produced by Tom Scott, Jeremy Ylvisaker, Ben Durrant + Truthmaze. Mastered by Tom Garneau at Audioactive, Minneapolis, MN. All music and text conceived and written by TruthMaze except where noted.

Tracks 2, 3, 12 - Recorded + Engineered by Jeremy Ylvisaker. Mixed by Jeremy Ylvisaker, Andrew Thomas + Truthmaze at Solitron Studios, Minneapolis, MN.
Tracks 1, 4, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15 - Recorded, Engineered + Mixed by Tom Scott at Asche + Spencer Studios, Minneapolis, MN
Tracks 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16 - Recorded, Engineered + Mixed by Ben Durrant at Crazy Beast Studios, Minneapolis, MN

Photography: Mike Phillips, e.g. bailey. Design: Thad Boss/Studio Rayolux. Art Direction: e.g. bailey, Truthmaze + Thad Boss. Tru Ruts Endeavors logo design: Karin Odell. Speakeasy Records logo design: Walter Kitundu. Truthmaze Logo design: Hugo of Cypher Squad

Management + Booking: Oni Management for Tru Ruts Endeavors
612-288-9491 | info@truruts.com | www.truruts.com.

I Self Devine appears courtesy of Rhymesayers Entertainment. Muja Messiah appears courtesy of black corners entertainment. Dessa Darling appears courtesy of Doomtree.

Brought to you by Trú Rúts Endeavors: Harvesting the Tree of Life.
TRU RUTS | SPEAKEASY RECORDS
Verbal reparations for the future generations .

All Songs Copyright © 2005 Tru Ruts Endeavors, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. International Copyright Secured. © 2006 Tru Ruts | Speakeasy Records, 1224 Quincy Street NE, Suite 140, Minneapolis, MN 55413. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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