Monday, September 19, 2016

THE PROCESS CHARTS #7 on earshot NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL CHARTS

THE PROCESS Who is That Mad Band? Charts #7 on !earshot NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL CHARTS, Tuesday, September 13, 2016!



Wednesday, September 14, 2016

THE PROCESS album "Who Is That Mad Band?" is in consideration for a 2017 GRAMMY Award. If you are a voting NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) member, please support THE PROCESS in our bid. Thank you!


Monday, August 15, 2016


August 2016 Prince Thierry played "Return The Treasures" from THE PROCESS "Who Is That Mad Band?" on "DanceHall Style" Radio Mega Valence 99.2FM in France!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Reggae Legend Dennis Bovell plays THE PROCESS on Soho Radio London!


Reggae legend Dennis Bovell played "Return The Treasures" from the new album by THE PROCESS "Who Is That Mad Band?" featuring Ghetto Priest, Little Axe, Adrian Sherwood and Lee Perry Sunday August 7 on Soho Radio London 5-7pm, UK time Dub On Air, listen to the podcast of the show. THE PROCESS plays at 37:50 minutes in!
Listen to the Podcast! 

Friday, August 05, 2016

Check it out! Legendary Question Mark and the Mysterians guitarist Robert Lee Balderrama interviews THE PROCESS vocalist David Asher on his Talk Music USA animated web show. 


David talks about working on the new album from THE PROCESS "Who Is That Mad Band?", the influences and history of the group, and the many guest artists on the album.
Those include, Dick Wagner, Ghetto Priest, Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald, former Asian Dub Foundation MC L K Lord Kimo, David Harrow, Lee Perry, and Mikki Sounds among others. 
Asher also talks about recording "Dear Mr. Fantasy" by Jim Capaldi's group Traffic, for the album, and Aninha Capaldi's including his contribution to a special book honoring Jim.
Watch the video HERE.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CJSR FM 88.5 Plays THE PROCESS


Monday July 25th, CJSR FM 88.5 Edmonton's "Bass Culture" Program Hosted by Mick Sleeper played "Time Has Come" from the new album "Who Is That Mad Band?" by THE PROCESS, featuring Ghetto Priest, Little Axe, Mikki Sounds and Adrian Sherwood. 
Check out the awesome podcast of the show! 


BASS CULTURE PLAYLIST - JULY 25, 2016
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Good Day - Macka B
Jah Gave Us Life - Wailing Souls
Give Me Strength Oh Jah - Cornell Campbell
Children Of Jah - The Chantells
S90 Skank - Big Youth
Level The Vibes - Half Pint
Don't Let Me Suffer - The Concords
Rudie Can't Fail - The Clash
What If - Max Romeo
Educational Revolution - Luciano
Happy - Illbilly Hitec with Horseman & Kinetical
Time Has Come - The Process
Old School Track - Human Rights
Power Pack (Closing Theme) - The Upsetters

Friday, July 22, 2016

THE PROCESS Release a ‘Must-Have’ Modern Masterpiece


By Robert Martin, REVIEW MAGAZINE

It is a remarkable feat in itself that the visionary regional band known as The Process has lasted for 25-years with its essential line-up intact; but with their newest release that is now available on both CD and download, the group has achieved a miraculous career pinnacle and managed to create a musical masterpiece that if there is any justice in this world, should easily catapult them into the Major League.

Entitled Who Is That Mad Band?  this amazing tapestry of 13-tracks should be a MUST HAVE for anybody serious about modern music and is easily one of the most innovative and accessible recordings I have heard released all year. Seven years in the making and spanning six studios worldwide, each of the tracks shimmers with strong melodic musical hooks and shines with impeccable production values that propel the tightly constructed musical performances into stellar levels of perfection.

With all songs written by David Asher & Garrick Owen, the various tracks were recorded in Saginaw at Fire Hyena Studios and engineered by Chris Lewis, as well as U Be U Studios with Gee Pierce, Area 51 Studios in Flint with engineer Bernard Terry, and On U Sound Studios in London with engineer Matt Smyth and Brandon Harding, along with Soundhouse Studios in Ramsgate, UK with legendary engineer Skip McDonald, in addition to Workhouse Studios in Los Angeles with engineer David Harrow.

Consisting of David Asher on vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums & percussion; Garrick Owen on guitars; Bill Heffelfinger on guitars, bass, keyboards, drums & programming; Gabe Gonzalez on drums & backing vocals; and Seth Payton on bass, keyboards, guitars, percussion, backing vocals & horn arrangements, additional musicians include backing vocalists Mikki Sound, Michelle Shaw, Faith Gateway, Maria Rose; percussionists Earl ‘the Squirrel’ and Derrick Davis; and horns courtesy of John Rickert, Matt Wickie & Dennis Lewandowski.  Additional guitarists include David Ivory, Pete Metropoulos; with additional production provided by Skip McDonald, Adrian Sherwood and David Harrow.

But the exceptionally gratifying surprise on this release is with the guest appearance of legendary guitarist Dick Wagner, who turns in one of his final performances before his untimely passing on the remarkable track, Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.  To hear Wagner’s guitar soar above the hypnotically entrancing hook-lines into the stratosphere with his signature inventiveness is worth the price of admission alone.

Further currency is added by the appearance of Ghetto Priest on the track The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed and also with the help of legendary reggae icon Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’ on the haunting track, Return the Treasures.

With some of the strongest melodic lines they have created to date, bathed and propelled by intricately constructed rhythms, each track builds upon the next into a breathtaking crescendo that is – hands down – some of the best new work you are likely to experience.

Another particular stand-out is The Process reading of the classic Traffic number, Dear Mr. Fantasy, with an arrangement by Heffelfinger and vocals by Asher that are precise, carefully enunciated, and completely compelling – easily one of the best versions of the song that I’ve ever heard.

Equally compelling is the mesmerizing cadence of Return the Treasures, which is infused with Perry’s mystical aura and is based upon the true story of Seymour McClain, who had a mission to repatriate the crown jewels sitting in the British Museum that the British stole from Ethiopia after their invasion in the 1880s.

According to Asher, “The Emperor of Ethiopia kidnapped some envoys of Queen Victoria, so the British sent an envoy into Ethiopia and killed the Emperor and stole the jewels. The British even nailed his scalp to the doorway, so it was pretty barbarous. Seymour asked me to write a song about it, but he passed away, so I decided to write Return the Treasures as a tribute to Seymour. We finished it in one day and then Skip started adding midi stuff and guitar parts, the second day we slogged through more keyboards and midi in a 12-hour day, which again was very taxing. I’m used to spending five hours in a studio and even then I can get a bit fried. But during the mixing, we were able to get Lee Perry onto the track, so it was all an incredibly worthwhile experience.”

Who Is That Mad Band? can be purchased at Records & Tape Galore in Saginaw and online by visiting I-Tunes, CD Baby and Amazon.com.