T.A.o.S. ( The Art of Sound ) Records was created as a label for mostly improvised music using the sound sculptures that I make. I invite musicians to Sonart Recording Studio and record what was played, only at a later date to edit , mix and master the music. I now have a number of cds that I’ve done that I will share on the T.A.o.S Records website, which is under construction. All of the cds can be purchased through this site. Listed below are song samples on the cds. American Percussion instruments and sound sculpture are used on all of these recordings.
Sines of Life - The Naggara Drums cd
This improvised composition features; Pete Levin- keys, Bucky Milam-Trumpet,Thomas Workman - Didgeridoo, Barb Truex- Mountain Dulcimer, and Ken Lovelett playing The "Naggara Drums", kettle drum, gong and suspended cymbal.
The other musicians on the cd are Danny and Beth Gotlieb, Mario Decutis and Prana an overtone singing group.
The naggara drums can also be heard on Barb Truex's On the Button cd " Machias River" https://youtu.be/Ht138vP9-d0
The Busker cd - Slide Mountain - is one of the mountains in the Catskill mountain range where I live. This improvised cd features:
Bucky Milam- Trumpet
Barb Truex -dulcimer
Studio Stu- washtub bass
Dave Castileonge- woodwinds
Ken Lovelett- Kurzweil & the "Busker " A sound Sculpture.
Katabatic Winds - a Bellatope cd
This improvised cd features;
Ken Lovelett- The Bellatope - a sound sculpture
Peter Head- cigar box guitars
Eric Dahlman-Trident horn
Mike Knobiach- percussion
Erik Nugent-overtone voice, bass trumpet, slide accordion & slide clarinet
Country Aria - Bronze medal Global Music Award
Country Aria a song I wrote many years ago and decided not to record it until I found the right singer for the song. Well, I did just that 40 years later in " Saffo" A great vocalist from Nigeria. I played all of the instrumental parts and Saffo did all of the vocals except for Martin Keith who played upright bass and Bucky Milam playing flugelhorn. Basically, this song is about my summer days down by a stream where I grew up, as a young boy, in farm country in upstate NY. If you listen to the lyrics to the song you will get the day in a life of a young country boy. Recorded @ sonart recording studio.com. On T.A.o.S. Records. This song won a bronze medal Global Music Award !!! Folk/jazz and composition/composer
Gus Mancini - Keys, Brian Melick - Percussion and Ken Lovelett playing the sound sculpture " Conglomeration ".