Piuma EP (Album)

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New - Instrumental EP

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Piuma releases instrumental EP benefiting TreePeople
September 14, 2016

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Reviews and Write-Ups

The Vinyl Factory

"One eco-minded prog rock artist from L.A. is doing his bit for the planet...with the release of this super environmentally-friendly record."
- The Vinyl Factory

Modern Vinyl

"What’s cool about this album is that the album was recorded and produced with 100% renewable energy and $1.00 from each album sale will also go towards planting trees, through TreePeople’s Angeles National Forest, reforestation program, making this a carbon-positive album."
- Modern Vinyl

Here Comes the Flood

"Piuma is the brainchild of LA progressive musician David Small. A gifted multi-instrumentalist with a vision who carefully crafted his songs, playing all the instruments (guitar, keys, drums, bass, strings, synths). His self-titled debut EP is a sweet mix of catchy mainstream hooks augmented by plenty of nooks and crannies..."
- Here Comes the Flood

About the Album

Piuma (pronounced py-ooma) is the self-titled progressive rock album released on November 12, 2015 through Shining Light Records. This five song concept album (EP) was inspired by the sound coming out of Abbey Road and Olympic Studios during the late sixties and early seventies, with bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Bob Marley and the Wailers. The album is experimental since each song has different feel, but is also meant to be cohesive and establish a sound David Small (singer/songwriter) has been "...hearing in [his] head for years."

The Concept and Recording

The concept album traces the formation of a seeker of truth, who opens Pandora's Box, and tries to find his place in the world. Piuma was written, performed, and mixed by Small as a one-man studio band. It was also recorded and produced with 100% renewable energy, which he says "relates to the concept of the album, in that facing reality, I am striving to be environmentally responsible—and one of my goals was not just to make the highest quality album possible, but also one that has no negative impact on nature."

An Environmentally Friendly Record

Piuma and Shining Light Records worked with all the manufacturing vendors who each made a donation to plant a tree in the name of the album, offsetting their power consumption. The album was also made with recycled and renewable materials wherever possible. $1.00 from each album sale is being donated to TreePeople, in order to plant trees in the Angeles National Forest, reforestation project, making this a carbon-positive release. As of 2019, direct sales of $25 or more will allow five trees to be planted through The Arbor Day Foundation. Read Piuma's article about Making an Environmentally Friendly Record, which goes behind the scenes of the creation process.

Record Release

Piuma is available on a hand-numbered limited edition (12" 45 rpm) vinyl record, compact disc (CD), and digital download at the Piuma Shop. By joining the fan email list, you get a 10% discount code and free download of the album. The Record Release Show was broadcast live worldwide from Kulak's Woodshed in Studio City, California on November 14, 2015. The live film of As Far As the Eye Can See premiered on Relix magazine in April, 2016. Beyond the Bubble premiered on Songwriting Magazine in May, 2016.

The record release show was recorded in HD and will be released on November 4, 2016 as the full length LP entitled Born.

First Vinyl Playback Album in Digital Music Streaming

On March 16, 2016, the Piuma EP was released as the first vinyl playback album in digital music streaming, on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music.

Instrumental EP

An instrumental version of the EP was released on September 14, 2016, following a behind-the-scenes article and video publisheed in August, Recording New Music with a Vintage-Modern Synth.

Credits & Liner Notes

Produced by David Small
Mastered by Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Sound
Written/Performed by David Small/Piuma (ASCAP)
Release Date: November 12, 2015 | Cover Art by Piuma.
Vinyl Playback Release Date: March 16, 2016
Instrumental EP Release Date: September 14, 2016
Copyright 2015 Piuma Publishing & Shining Light Records. All Rights Reserved.
Piuma Publishing and Shining Light Records are subsidiaries of SLR Music Group, LLC.