What Are You?
Released March, 2007
Mara Levi's self-produced, solo, beat-boxing
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|Mara recorded every track on the album from her home in DC, using only instruments that she could play herself. The result is an album that sounds less like top-40 radio, and more like a reflection of Mara's varied musical interests. Many background vocals were arranged to mimic vocal groups from the '40s and '50s; bass parts run the gamut from simple bluegrass to actual countermelodies; improvised trumpet and vocal parts join open voicings of common chords to add elements of jazz; old and new voicings and sounds combine to give the album a complex and very human range and diversity.|