This spoken word album began as a manuscript of poems along with some very old notebooks. In the first session, we recorded words only. In later sessions, we edited the original recordings by adding layers of other sounds to them. It was important to be associative rather than strictly illustrative.
It was important to be associative rather than strictly illustrative.
For a writer, editing sound is very much like editing printed words. You can add, subtract, rearrange the sounds in very much the same way that you can on the page. With sound there are other ways to edit, though. You can revise the speed, pitch, volume, echo and decay of the words. It was this aspect that prompted the title “Strange Punctuation”.
released 05 August 2009
all performance except as noted, production
art direction, engineering, production
With special guests:
Dani Seiss, Ian Patterson, Lars Wigren
“Paper money” by Kevin Dooley
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