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An Offering

by Photay with Carlos Niño

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Erik Sachse
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Erik Sachse One of the most delightful musical experiences I've heard in a long time.. Listening this with my ears while my mouth is open Favorite track: E X I S T E N C E (featuring Iasos).
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dulerrb totally magic album Favorite track: O R B I T.
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helmetal beautiful nature sounds and synth mixed with that special touch by Photay and Carlos. Favorite track: C U R R E N T.
Chris Akers
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Chris Akers New worlds on every listen. . .
Daniel Rothermel
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Daniel Rothermel Driving through the woods. Listening to the sounds of Photay and Carlos Niño. Wonderful feeling.
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ifreq It is same old buddhist stuff, but in charming form by Photay. All album in every track is totally magical. Favorite track: E X I S T E N C E (featuring Iasos).
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C H A N G E 05:35
E X I S T 04:29
M O S A I C 05:44
H O N O R 03:26
O R B I T 03:36


Produced, Arranged, Mixed and Released by Photay
Co-Produced by Carlos Niño
Mastered by Phil Moffa

1. P R E L U D E by Photay, Randal Fisher and Carlos Niño
Photay - Synth, Saxophone Manipulation
Randal Fisher - Tenor Saxophone
Carlos Niño - Percussion

2. C U R R E N T by Photay and Mikaela Davis
Photay - Synth
Randal Fisher - Tenor Saxophone
Mikaela Davis - Harp
Mia Doi Todd - Voice
Carlos Niño - Percussion

3. C H A N G E by Photay and Carlos Niño
Photay - Guitar, Synth, Voice
Carlos Niño - Percussion

4. E X I S T by Photay and Carlos Niño
Photay - Synth
Natt Ranson - Trombone
Carlos Niño - Percussion

5. P U P I L by Photay, Randal Fisher and Carlos Niño
Photay - Synth
Randal Fisher - Tenor Saxophone
Carlos Niño - Percussion

6. M O S A I C by Photay, Mikaela Davis and Carlos Niño
Photay - Piano, Synth, Voice
Mikaela Davis - Harp
Natt Ranson - Trombone
Randal Fisher - Tenor Saxophone
Carlos Niño - Percussion

7. H O N O R by Photay, Mikaela Davis and CN & Friends
Photay - Synth
Carlos Niño & Friends:
Aaron Shaw - Tenor Saxophone
Diego Gaeta - Keyboards
Nate Mercereau - Guitar Synth
Carlos Niño - Percussion

8. O R B I T by Photay and Carlos Niño
Photay - Synth, Processing
Carlos Niño - Percussion

9. E X I S T E N C E by Photay, Iasos and Carlos Niño
Words and Rain by Iasos
Photay - Synth, Processing
Iasos - Voice
Carlos Niño - Percussion


From Evan:
This music was created in exciting bursts throughout
a span of 14 months with a final piece only coming to
fruition several weeks ago today. I feel a massive
gratitude to Carlos Niño for the enthusiasm and
spontaneity that built the foundation of this project
and continue to reverberate. Since we met in 2017,
I’ve been inspired by his deeply rooted optimism,
expansive musical creations and celebration of this
precious water planet. Carlos encouraged me to
self-release this record during the Autumn Equinox since
these pieces were written as a way to contemplate and
move with the ever-present rhythms of change. This
body of work is An Offering and an invitation to join us
in these contemplations and movements.


Thank you for listening!
Evan Shornstein
High Falls, New York
Autumnal Equinox 2021

From Carlos:
I remember when my lovely child Azul Niño knocked
at my Home Studio door enthusiastically, (sometime in 2017,)
telling me that I needed to listen to Photay's Music.
Azul connected with a Photay Song that was featured
in a TV Show they liked and got into him from that.
They said that I would definitely enjoy his new record.
I went to Photay's Bandcamp Page that night and listened
to Onism that had just been released. I then wrote to
Photay via Instagram telling him this story. Photay replied
sharing that he was familiar with me and my Music and
that he had recently been at a Duet Concert that I played
with OG Laraaji at Commend in NYC. Azul was also at
that Concert. All of this endeared us to each other easily.
During a trip to California, Photay came by my Home
Studio to record me for what would be his next record
Waking Hours. We went for a swim in our Pool, talked
a lot, and later Azul and I went to Photay's Concert at
The Echo. Close thereafter, I sent Photay a recording,
that Laraaji and I had made, for him to add to and create with.
That piece became "Forest Pulse" and was released
in 2019 on my & Friends record Bliss On Dear Oneness
via Leaving Records. Azul made this Video for it:


Staying in touch by email and phone, Photay sent me
the early versions of some of the pieces for An Offering
and asked if I wanted to add to them. I was way into it!
We then went about sending each other several rounds
of additions and new Mixes, involving other friends of
ours in the process . . . I'm stoked and grateful for how
Photay wove in contributions from Randal Fisher,
Mia Doi Todd, my & Friends group, and the Legend Iasos.
This record greatly reflects our mutual Love for the
Natural, Spiritual, Cosmic Experiences that we enjoy
on this Water Planet Earth, and creative collaboration.
Thank You very much for listening!
Carlos Niño
Woodland Hills, California
Autumnal Equinox 2021

Thanks to Azul Niño, Carla, Claudia and Poesy Niño,
all of the Musicians who contributed to this Record,
to Phil Moffa, and to Annelise Stabenau.


released October 1, 2021


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