All Directions Forward
In December, 2006, Soulganic began to record its debut album at Asylum Digital Recording Studios in Charlotte, NC, with engineer Scott Slagle. According to Rodriguez, “all the main music tracks were recorded live in one 8-hour session: 17 songs in one day; and the vocals and overdubs were done over another 12 hours." The album was recorded with the goal of being “as true to the live Soulganic experience as possible, to have the same wild energy we have on stage come across cleanly, but with a slight touch of solid production values,” according to Rodriguez
During the mixing process of the album, the band enlisted the aid of its fans in naming the album via an online survey. The fans chose between two names: “Life's Music” and “All Directions Forward,” with more than 70% of respondents choosing All Directions Forward as the title of Soulganic's debut album.
All Directions Forward was pre-released at the Soulganic Album Release Party on Friday, May 4, 2007, with opening acts folk artist Rebecca Loebe and neo-soul artist Sauda. Soulganic chose those performers as a “display of unified diversity." The official release date for All Directions Forward as noted on iTunes was May 7, 2007.
Included on the album are two tracks co-composed by former keyboardist ML Caldwell: “Fordham & Walton (On My Way Up)” and “Identity Crisis.” All other compositions are credited to the band as a whole
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