Honey Bee is the latest solo project from Portland-based musician d-lushis of the band Beliss. Featuring a wide range of musical styles, Honey Bee boasts mostly original compositions by the classically and jazz trained mind of d-lushis. Desert beats, sultry lyrics, modal sax and luscious strings fill out this complex yet humble album lovingly engineered and produced by the artist herself at Cosmik Muse Rekords in Portland, Oregon. Check out tracks 1, 3, 5 and 6 for an introduction. Although, you may be pulled towards the others, these are the artist's favorites. Honey Bee is available directly from Cosmik Muse Rekords or online through d-lushis.com and CDBaby.com.
All songs written by d-lushis except "Crooked Road and the Briar" written by Joey Burns (Lunada Bay Music/BMI administered by Bug) used with permission.
d-lushis: vocals, guitars, drum programming, keyboards, harp, fender rhodes, percussion, tenor sax, bamboo flute, violin, all samples and loops
vanya: acoustic bass
bass pickup courtesy of Don Underwood
All songs recorded 2002-2003 at Twain Manor, California and Cosmik Muse Studios, Portland, Oregon.
Engineered and produced by d-lushis with help from vanya at Cosmik Muse Rekords.
Check out the artist's website:
1. where's love when we need her
2. earth mother
3. crooked road and the briar
4. sweet dove
5. childhood's end
8. desert death
9. evaporation and smoke (featuring j. ralla)
10. universe be united with peace and love