Necrobisect is about death, separation, and the American wet dream. The basic tracking of simple, stripped-down guitar and vocal performances were recorded on a 4 track reel-to-reel and shipped off to be mastered and cut onto vinyl. The digital tracks available here incorporate a more elaborate arrangement of many found sounds, digitally manipulated and transformed into instrumentation and collage. I have "stolen" much of it in that I did not generate the initial sounds but have only taken and used them for my purposes. The whole project is one of theft, disparity, hiddenness, and illusion. Be fooled if you will; I am a happy fool.
Many thanks to the good people at Peter Claver Catholic Worker, Our Lady of the Road, and the Healing River Retreat Center in South Bend, Indiana for affording me the time and space to write these songs from November, 2013 to May, 2014. Thank you Kate Heflick, Gus Bennett, Kelsey Garrity Riley, Erik Riley, Melissa Taylor Jenkins at Katastrophic, Chris Faroe, Rachel Laitman, Jon Schommer, Mim Stoner, Mitch Bradford, and Rachel Leigh for your help, advice, encouragement, and friendship along the way.
Also, thank you to everyone who backed my crowd-funding campaign to make this album--you are too many to name but I could not have done it without you.
released 18 September 2014
Trumpet on “I’m almost free” by Zach Huckel-Bauer
Tenor Sax on "I'm almost free" by Kyle Schweizer
Some drum samples on “devil got his eye on me” by Jordan Hamrick
Choral work on "the philosopher ii" by the Firth Family Choir
Voice samples of Ian Spink and Sandy Bennett on “(all my channels are open)” and Jen Betz on “indiana” used with permission.
Additional rehearsal samples on "indiana" by Jon Schommer and the Town Cuties
Mastered by Howard Givens
Artwork by Kelsey Garrity Riley and Erik Riley
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