The recording of the project took place during a seven day residency at The National Music Centre (NMC) in Calgary, Alberta (October 5th-12th). The CBC Searchlight partnered with the NMC to award the 2018 winner this opportunity. This allowed Aquakultre to record the album with the utmost quality, using historic instruments, soundboards, and microphones. This project represents our first release as a four-piece band.
Legacy is about love, family, societal hardship, and making mistakes through life experiences, all told through the eyes of songwriter, Lance Sampson. Sampson and his partner Julia Hutt, who has contributed to the project through visual art, have started a family of their own. Hutt will take care of the album’s illustration and photography. Musically, the album touches on multiple styles and genres to relay each story. These include Rock, Country, Pop, Blues, Hip-Hop, and Soul. Aquakultre’s earlier releases have all been described as a foundation for a family.
Legacy is the result of years of soul searching, self reflection, and life experiences. Sampson will pass this down to his children, to help them understand that they’re not alone. To help expand the meaning of Legacy, Aquakultre is involving mothers who are also artists. The artists collaborating and contributing to this project are Kordeena Clayton, Julia Hutt, and Lido Pimienta. All of these mothers raise their children passionately, while still finding the time to do what they love to do. It takes a village to raise children, and mothers are the foundation of the village. Aquakultre intends to pass the “Legacy” on.
released May 8, 2020
Artist name: Aquakultre
Album title: ‘Legacy’
Release date: May 8, 2020
Label: Black Buffalo Records
Distributors: Black Buffalo Records, Distrokid
Producers: Lance Sampson, Nathan Doucet, Jeremy Costello, Nick Dourado, Cheryl Hann
Studio: The National Music Center, Calgary, Alberta & Ocean Floor Recordings, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mixing: Charles Austin, Francisco Lopes & Jeremy Costello at Ocean Floor Recordings, Halifax, NS
Mastering: Jay Lapointe, Archive Mastering. Halifax, NS.
Designers: Darren Pyper, Julia Hutt. Halifax, NS
Video: Deves Matwawana, Evan Elliot
All Songs written, arranged, and composed by Aquakultre.
Krystal Thompson, Artist Manager and Booking Support
Jason Tawkin & Eric Cinnamon, Engineering at National Music Centre (CA)
Trevor Murphy, Publicity, Pigeon Row (CA)
DIstrokid, Kevin Beal, Distribution, Black Buffalo Records (CA)
Lance Sampson, Nathan Doucet, Jeremy Costello, Nick Dourado, Cheryl Hann, Producers and Musicians (CA)
Charles Austin, Francisco Lopes & Jeremy Costello, Mixers at Ocean Floor Recordings, Halifax, NS
Jay Lapointe, Mastering, at Archive Mastering, Halifax, NS
Lance Sampson aka Aquakultre traces roots through his childhood home in Halifax’s Uniacke Square community to his ancestors
in Africville, through the United States and ultimately to Nigeria; His music and lyrics are a poignant reflection of this truth, the story of his personal evolution, and his place in community as an African-Nova Scotian.
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