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Rita Ray – Old Love Will Rust CD

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The debut album of the singer-composer Rita Ray from Estonia packs powerful, warm vocals and crisp production to go with it. “Old Love Will Rust” contributes 8 soul-heavy cuts to the current scene: it’s got that slower, classic R&B side of affairs, as well as an uptempo disco delight, that keeps things tight. While miss Ray herself has credits in almost all aspects of the album, it’s a certified Solid Gold Production, led by Martin Laksberg of Lexsoul Dancemachine. Blue-eyed soul hasn’t sounded so strong in ages!

Rita Ray is a small-town girl whose vocal chords are hardened by a decade in choir singing, spirit toughened by the city life and a foundation built in jazz studies. She’s the first contemporary soul diva to rise from the post-Soviet state. Her soul-stirring shows have yet to leave a heart cold – she’ll have you in her palm to deliver tender melodies, irony-filled lyrics, catchy riffs and disco-stomping sessions.

Gatefold card case with the photo of Rita Ray processed using cyanotype method. Sticker is on the case itself. Please recycle the shrinkwrapping!

Credits:

released November 15, 2019

Personnel:
Recording engineer: Martin Laksberg
Assistant engineers: Robert Linna, Markko Reinberg
Mixing: Martin Laksberg
Producers: Martin Laksberg, Rita Ray
Mastering: José Diogo Neves, Peeter Salmela (A4)
Executive producers: Kristi Raias, Henrik Ehte
Released by: Funk Embassy Records
Album cover photo: Hannelore Karmel Juurikas
Photo cyanotype processing: Johann Huimerind
Graphic design: Céline Binkert + AKU

Musicians:
Rita Ray: vocals, back vocals, piano (A1, A4, B3-B4), wurlitzer (A2-A3, B2), horn arrangements (A2-A3), string arrangement (B2), percussion (A1, A3)
Artis Boriss – wurlitzer (A3), hammond organ (A1-A2), (B4)
Kristen Kütner – electric guitar (A1-A3), (B1-B4)
Jasper Alamaa – bass guitar (A1-A3), (B1-B4)
Ott Adamson – drums (A1-A3), (B1-B4), percussion (B1-B3), co-writer (B3)
Luiz Black – percussion (B2,B4)
Laura Klesment – violin (B2)
Toomas Hendrik Ellervee – violin (B2)
Talvi Nurgamaa – viola (B2)
Kaspar Kluge – cello (B2)
Jason Hunter – trumpet (A2-A3)
Siim Aimla – tenor saxophone (A2-A3)
Keio Vutt – baritone saxophone (A2-A3)

Thank you: Ülle Raias, Sten Valdmaa, Vaiko Eplik, Jarek Kasar, Mati Vaarmann, Robert Linna, Markko Reinberg, Salme tänava stuudio, Lauri Põld, Kaarel Raud, Johannes Laas, Rasmus Raal, Henrik Ehte, Peeter Salmela

Financed: Põlva Vald, Eesti Kultuurkapitali Põlvamaa ekspertgrupp

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