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Catalog #:

CG138

12-digit UPC #:

671860013822   -   link to barcode jpg [36k]

Release Date:

June 10, 2008

Title:

Tiny Resistors

Artist(s):

Todd Sickafoose




Grand melodies, shifting textures, and thick rhythms radiate from Todd Sickafoose's music. On Tiny Resistors, the bassist/composer matches his 8-piece New York band with a pair of guests, Andrew Bird and Ani DiFranco, to create a jazz record with the muscle and scope of an indie-rock orchestra. Throughout its 68 minutes of music, the record evokes images: the mysterious flora of a future epoch, the revelation of a secret message scribbled in invisible ink, an exodus of buzzing bees, and the silent sadness of an underwater piano, drowned in the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. It is these visions, and others, that inspire the 11 original compositions on Tiny Resistors, Sickafoose's third and most lushly-produced release to date. This is music from a thinker whom the San Francisco Chronicle calls "A captivating improviser, imaginative composer, and master of collaboration."


Track Listing (click linked titles for mp3)
1.Future Flora [6:27]
2.Invisible Ink, Revealed [5:09]
3.Bye Bye Bees [10:43]
4.Pianos of the 9th Ward [6:06]
5.Everyone is Going [8:02]
6.Cloud of Dust [6:09]
7.Warm Stone [4:47]
8.Paper Trombone [6:59]
9.Whistle [3:30]
10.Tiny Resistors [6:45]
11.Barnacle [3:51]


Musicians
Shane Endsley - trumpet
Ben Wendel - tenor sax, bassoon
Alan Ferber - trombone
Skerik - baritone sax (tracks 5, 8)
Adam Levy - guitar, acoustic guitar
Mike Gamble - guitar, effects
Allison Miller - drums (tracks 2, 3, 11) & percussion (tracks 5-10)
Simon Lott - drums (tracks 1, 4-10) & percussion (tracks 2, 3, 11)
Todd Sickafoose - acoustic & electric bass,
piano, wurlitzer, vibraphone, marimba, bells,
celeste, accordian through a Leslie.

Andrew Bird - violin & looping, whistling
Ani DiFranco - voice, telephone mic, electric ukelele (tracks 3 & 4)


Production Credits
All music by Todd Sickafoose (Group Chirp Music, BMI)

Produced by Todd Sickafoose
Executive producer Jeff Gauthier
Recorded by Andy Taub at Brooklyn Recording (Brooklyn NY), May 23-24, 2007
Additional recording in June 2007 by Mark Greenberg at Mayfair Recording (Chicago, IL)
Mike Napolitano at the Nappy Dugout (New Orleans, LA),
& Todd Sickafoose at Earycanal (Brooklyn, NY)
Mixed by Todd Sickafoose at Earycanal
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music
Original artwork by Grady McFerrin
Layout by Gareth Jiffeau and Grady McFerrin


Documents

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Todd Sickafoose bio *Coming Soon*

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Tiny Resistors Press Sheet

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Bassplayer Magazine - Bassnotes

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