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Joel Laviolette & Rattletree are at the forefront of a new
era of live electronica - merging new sounds with the
roots of ancient and organic African marimba.
Incorporating GIANT hand-built wooden marimbas, DIY
live video projection, synth manipulation and
choreographed dance, Rattletree creates a high-energy
stage presence and uplifting high-vibration dance music.
This is dance medicine for the whole world!


released October 31, 2013

Written by:
Track 1 : Joel Laviolette
Track 2: Burns, Hussey, Percy, Lever, Coy
Track 3: Joanna Newsom
Track 4: Newton Gwara, Joel Laviolette
Track 5: Jon Gooch aka Feed Me

Recorded at Same Sky Productions in Austin, TX
Engineered by David Messier and Andre Cantave.
Produced by Joel Laviolette
Mastered by Nick Landis at Terra Nova Studios in Austin, TX
© ℗ 2013 Joel Laviolette Publishing
Cover art by Truth



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Rattletree Austin, Texas

Austin, TX based Rattletree is the culmination of a 20 year journey by founder Joel Laviolette into the heart of traditional Zimbabwean trance music.

The ancient: GIANT traditional hand-built marimbas
The modern: Cutting edge DIY MIDI triggering and live video manipulation/projection, ecstatic Contact dance.
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