Bonus items with the album download include:
1 - Original art for the album - not viewable here
2 - Art related to the album - not with the physical CD
3 - Photographs of the lowly ensemble (now called Baby Mountain) - viewable neither here nor on the physical CD
Immediate download of 16-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
The over-arching structural concept of this album is fairly simple: the songs are organized loosely in relation to the course of a day starting with morning (“A Stone at Dawn”), through the mid-day (“Garden”) and ending with night (“939”), with “Fading” as something of a coda.
The first of the tracks that I made - that is digitally constructed * - and recorded were “130” and “939” which I worked on over the winter of 2004-5.
Several of the songs were written in 2004 as I was preparing for two art exhibitions: I had decided to write a song with each painting that I was making.
In June of 2005 Danny Bracken (friend, former student and member of the band Anathallo), pianist Matthew Ganong and I spent an intensive week recording basic tracks for several of the songs. I did the remainder of the recording and mixing over the next three years.
* About the term “digitally constructed”: I used Protools in a relatively primitive manner that probably has more in common with “musique concrète” than conventional contemporary electronic music. For what it’s worth, I did not use any synthesizers, drum machines or samplers in making this album.
This project is dedicated to Alma Grubbs who has been busy setting the table in that bright meadow. Thanks Mom.
released 01 May 2008
Ethan Adelsman - violin
Christie Miller - clarinet
Ted Danyluk - percussion
Ryan Hammer - bass
Rebecca Perry - vocals
Steve Alspach - drum samples
Ryan Hammer - bass
Amy Moore - hammered dulcimer, vocals
Naomi Moore - vocals
Rachel Moore - vocals
Bill Moore - vocals
Joe Lill - flugelhorn
Cyndi Veimiester - vocals
Katie Cooper - violin
Matthew Ganong - piano, organ, hand bells, vocals, whistle, glockenspiel and percussion
Daniel J Bracken Jr. - hand bells, recording and production
Tim Lowly - vocals, guitar, bouzouki, hand bells, melodica, glockenspiel, percussion, recording, digital tomfoolery and production
Recorded in Chicago at Chez Lowly, Berry UMC, North Park University and North Eastern Illinois University.
Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.
All album art by Amy Huddleston .
CD and booklet design by Daniel J. Bracken Jr.
Thanks for the assistance, inspiration and support:
Daniel J. Bracken Sr.
Daniel J. Bracken Jr.
Matthew Ganong and the rest of the fabulous "Epilogists": Ethan, Ryan and Ted
Amy Huddleston for making such marvelous art
North Park University, students and faculty
Jon Peppler and all the other fine folk at Berry UMC
and the two who make it possible: Sherrie and Temma
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