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Basic Goodness

Basic Goodness

Producer - Danny Mayer

Danny Mayer - Bass, Guitar (Electric), Bass Guitar (all types), Bass Guitar (Electric), Moog, Percussion Instruments
Colin Jalbert - Drums

Tracking Engineer - Danny Mayer
Zen Mind Studio

Mixing Engineer - Danny Mayer, Erik Scattareggia
Zen Mind Studio 

Mastering Engineer - Doug Krebs
Doug Krebs Mastering

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In his debut solo release, Danny Mayer concocts a mixture of old-school psychedelic funk blended with a “Go-Go”-style drum beat in “Basic Goodness.” The song title is inspired by a concept coined by Tibetan spiritual teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. “Basic Goodness” observes that humans beings are wired to experience joy through entities as simple as sound and color. The concept extends into how nature provides the basic needs for human survival. Once it is recognized that the world around us has all of the basic elements designed for survival, one can exist in a relaxed & natural state, simply feeling and experiencing the vibrations of the world around them. Originating from a drum groove his friend Colin Jalbert sent him, Mayer utilized the downtime of the past year to learn how to record from home. He made a loop from Colin’s groove, added Moog bass, bass guitar, and percussion, which laid the rhythmic groundwork. The guitar parts came next, with relative ease, but they really come together beautifully with some harmonized melodies out of the guitar solo. This track is the lead single off of a full-length record composed by Mayer during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

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