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Skip Heller
Lua-O-Milo

Album US 2009 on Dionysus Records label
Jazz, Folk, World and (Easy Listening)

Skip Heller is the true heir-apparent of exotica, having been mentored by legends Les Baxter and Robert Drasnin and his work with Yma Sumac, Korla Pandit, and many others. His work as a film and TV composer includes stints with Dexter's Laboratory, The Flintstones, The Bernie Mac Show, and several Disney TV programs. “Lua-O-Milo” (Hawaiian for "isle of darkness") is the first time Heller has gone all-out exotic for an entire disc, and what a voyage it is, a sort of tiki noir tribute to Baxter and Drasnin, but with touches of everything from film noir to Wall of Voodoo. Featuring a diverse cast of musicians including Robert Drasnin and X drummer DJ Bonebrake, “Lua-O-Milo” is likely the most significant exotica disc by a new artist since the genre's Kennedy-era heyday.

     
Musicians
PortraitSkip Heller g,
arranged by, composed by, conductor, orchestrated by, liner notes, piano, cimbalom, dulcimer, chimes, sampler, producer, album by
Fernando Giutarrez
accordion, concertina, celesta, keyboards
PortraitFrank Lee Sprague voc, g,
bass, sampler, producer, recorded by, mastered by
PortraitRobert Drasnin sax, cl, 1927-2015 US
clarinet, alto saxophone
PortraitD.J. Bonebrake dr, perc, US
glockenspiel, vibraphone, marimba
Lenny Amberson
harp
Michael Dubin
percussion
PortraitKeith Barry vl,
viola
Producers
Heather Watts artwork
Otto Von Stroheim design
Stephen Worth photography by
Thomas Eaton producer
Composers
Skip Heller
Album Tracks   
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1The CollectorSkip Heller2:14
2Mona Is TypingSkip Heller2:23
3Watch Us BurnSkip Heller3:06
4LonelySkip Heller3:20
5King CarlaSkip Heller2:58
6Hurricane ApartmentSkip Heller2:22
7Alice Through A Twilight Zone EpisodeSkip Heller2:26
8El TiraditoSkip Heller2:16
9QSkip Heller4:11
10Tomorrow The Green Grass (demo)Skip Heller2:09
11Hand To Eye (demo)Skip Heller4:00
12Snowdrift (demo)Skip Heller4:03
13 Les & Plas's Excellent Adventure (demo)Skip Heller2:20

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