Close Your Eyes & Open Your Mind

by Mental Notes

Released 2001
Multi Creations
Released 2001
Multi Creations
Although the first release by Mental Notes. this album continues to satisfy audiences looking for a solid live show compact in one CD. Mental Notes captures the best of their development rocking show after show in NYC's underground scenes... recorded li
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Mental Notes
The Universal Hip-Hop Evolution

{a mental note} "The tendency of the Universe is toward entropy. Society has failed with its ways to organize this chaos, and music has emerged to illustrate that the solution lies in the unity of the Spirit and the Mind. Having realized that, Mental Notes began their journey; their goal is to record and articulate what they call the soundtrack of life."

Musically, Mental Notes combine the experimental expressiveness of the late 1960's and early 1970's with the power of funk felt in old-school hip-hop. Lyrically, Mental Notes travel in a conscious direction toward freedom of expression through the use of drums, bass, guitar, trumpet, d.j., sampler, and an m.c.

The Formula: a locked in tasteful rhythm section consisting of hip-hop grooves topped by dub and funk bass-lines, joined with memorable guitar melodies that solidify the foundation, fused with trumpet phrasings that accent the subliminal messages within the music. All of which are joined by turntablist techniques accompanied by samples and effects that evoke the subconscious and an m.c. poetically flowing over these combined elements to complement the "Evolution of Hip-Hop" (Mental Notes.

After their initial meeting on the music circuit in 1998, the members of Mental Notes collaborated with each other on various creative projects. Since the formation of Mental Notes in December of 2000, their musical chemistry has become explosive, captivating audiences with musical skills and improvisational talent. Through their rapid progress, Mental Notes managed to record their 1st album, the live "Close Your Eyes & Open Your Mind", released on their independent label, Multi Creations, in September of 2001. Since then, Mental Notes have continued to gain a loyal following, while catching the attention of the music industry with their intriguing sound. Recently, Mental Notes were selected as the featured band for January, 2002 on www.getgigs.com by respected writer Steve Nathan.

Mental Notes are a New York City "Hip-Hop Jam Band" with a universal vibe. The energy produced on stage has continued to keep them on top at venues throughout the city. Through their dedication and loyal following, Mental Notes have been able to establish weekly nights to develop, network, mechandise, and express their sound to their loyal audiences. Their run at the Izzy Bar was a success and lasted for six months on Thursday nights until they expanded and moved to Wednesday nights at the Parkside Lounge on the Eastside, and Friday nights at the Elbow Room on the Westside.

With the promotional and organizational efforts of their independt company Multi Creations, they have networked with other artists and bands to successfully plan events that have proven effective and profitable for their weekly venues. In addition to their weekly events, Mental Notes continue to obtain a rotation of steady performances at venues that include: Knitting Factory, CBGB's, Lions Den, CB's 313, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, The Baggot Inn, Orange Bear and local festivals throughout the New York City area.

In short, Mental Notes are a movement combining intelligent minds guided by the Higher Force Energy revolutionizing your perception of music. Mental Notes are "The Universal Hip-Hop Evolution".

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