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In early 2010, my friends/long-time musical collaborators Chris Vidiksis, Rajeev Maddela and I began recording a collection of 13 tracks under the name Colonial Radio (formerly used for my solo project) that would become The Mechanical Orange. Chris co-wrote many of the songs as well as played bass, keyboards, and vocals. Raj laid down the drums, with Ronnie Fell contributing baritone guitar on “Get On!” Four of the tracks were recorded early in the summer of 2009 by our mutual friend Todd Michaelsen, who also appears on trumpet on "Red Red Wings." The song, "La Petite Mort," was recorded in 2002 when Raj, Chris, his brother Adam, and I were in a band called Fits of Blue...it finally found a home on this LP.
The cover is a painting by our dear friend, the exceptionally talented Eric "Eyeball" Richardson.

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released December 7, 2010

Luis Betancourt...guitar, vocals, synths, programming
Chris Vidiksis....bass, vocals, keys, programming
Rajeev Maddela...drums, programming

Baritone guitar on "Get On!" by Ronnie Fell
Keys on "La Petite Mort" by Adam Vidiksis
Trumpets on "Red Red Wings" by Todd Michaelsen

Cover art by Eric "Eyeball" Richardson

All songs written & recorded by Colonial Radio.
© 2010 Colonial Radio. All rights reserved.

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Luis Betancourt New York

Luis Betancourt is a songwriter living in Red Hook, BK. His songs incorporate a variety of guitars (acoustic, electric, baritone, bass), electronics/programming, and vocals to create a homegrown, intimate, and sometimes experimental vibe. Elements of folk, pop, psych, & rock can be heard throughout. Besides his solo project, he also regularly performs and records with AVO and the Whiskey Spitters. ... more

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