Four songs observing the passage of a year and a half, of countless imaginary miles, of about 1700 actual miles, of familiar routes of thought and feeling wordlessly tossed into uncertainty's jarring glare, of perpetual unrest into something that, when the angle is right, nearly resembles peace. With gratitude, with balance, with thorough exhaustion from the strain of it all, with the atmosphere's weight pressing at all times, with eyes unspeakably tired but never without wonder, with steadying resolve, and with love for so many, unbound and unremitting, stretched beyond the periphery of understanding but the only constant remaining when all else is lost.
[Free for stream and download. Physical copies are also available, and they come packaged with a fold-out lyric sheet and nifty decorated disc. I'm excited enough to actually have completed music ready that I'll happily mail this to you free of charge anywhere in the world. Drop me a line at theelectricstlucy @ gmail.com]
‘Introducing...’ was written* + performed** by C.A. Napolitano between April 2014 and November 2015. It was recorded in two bedrooms + two showers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Mixed, mastered, + made listenable by D. Bargteil. The Knowing Voice in "Wrenches" is Mary Oliver.
*Excluding a) the final line of "Going to Athens," which was pulled from a Facebook comment by the wonderful Susan Moger, who now serves as our official go-between for reality and the fictional realm; and b) many of the ideas found in "Mantra Song," which were collected from first- and second-hand conversations and the like from fantastic friends + strangers.
**(That means acoustic guitar and acoustic guitar trying very hard to be an electric guitar, shaker, tambourine, drumming on hollowed objects, glockenspiel, banjo, tape hiss/shriek, synth, and manipulation of construction sounds and wheezing dryers.)
released December 8, 2015
With appreciation for:
Paul Collins + Natalie Agre lending their tape recorders, Ryan Plewacki recommending an awesome portable microphone, the Free Sound Project providing excellent samples, Paul Terry being Our Man-Sized Ice Cream Cone of Perpetual Belief in Me, the ones who have listened, made themselves present, given encouragement, and shown mercy,
and you, of course. This is a club, after all.
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