“Vignettes is a true example of ‘art imitating life.’ All the commentary/music is a collection of my personal experiences and those reflections applied to music to document an honest depiction of my current perspective on life and the world we share.” And with that, one of the hardest working artists in the industry today, Damu The Fudgemunk, releases his latest record, Vignettes, a two hour concept album on Redefinition Records. Damu has been consistently releasing well received records for over a decade with no major press publicity, no corporate artist and media cosigns or collabos, and without the utilization of any major social media platforms, a feat quite incredible in this day and age. Word of mouth and a strong, core audience of supporters and digital promotions has allowed him to tour, as well as sell tens of thousands of records (mostly vinyl) throughout the world. The solo artist, musician, and co-owner of Redefinition Records has amassed a huge body of work that is well respected throughout the industry and within his peers, and this fifteen track, two hour opus is his most personal yet, of course, shared with you, the listener.
“All of my music is personal to me, but I feel a unique bond with the music on Vignettes specifically because of the experiences I collected prior to and while assembling the album. Initially, I just set out to make a new record, but life took precedence over the creative process, my artistic intentions and my preconceived outcome of what my album should accomplish. Regardless of our differences and personal beliefs, I think we all share scientific and spiritual connectivity. With that link, we share a responsibility to preserve that synchronicity for the continuation of all life. Vignettes is a spinoff of these realizations and a small effort to put these sentiments into our universe.
To celebrate this release, Redef has made Vignettes available in every format possible. From 3LP packages available in black or color vinyl, double CD and cassettes, as well as various limited edition items that feature retro view finders, slip mats, autographed posters and more. Everything is available online for purchase from Redefinition Records in the link at the bottom of the feature.
To help assist in Damu’s vision, Redefinition Records is making the full, uncut record available via a FREE download and will also be streaming it online to connect as many people around the world to this record. Another masterpiece out of the Redef camp, and more heat from Damu The Fudgemunk. A true innovator with his music, his legacy grows bigger with the release of this two hour concept album that gets it right from start to finish. Here are some final words from Damu himself:
“To those who grant this album the full 2 hours of their attention span, I could only wish they’re inspired in some way. As an artist, I can cannot thank them enough for granting their time to hear what’s in my heart. I hope Vignettes reaches as many people as possible.” Stream Vignettes below:
Buy the music in a variety of formats online at Redefinition Records here.