james vincent

james vincent

Chain Mail ~ Psych Level 1{Apocalypse}

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https://www.facebook.com/chainmailmusic Video direction by Vera Kittelson with Howie Kittelson Video editing by Vera Kittelson for PsychyGirly Records Howie Kittelson - Guitar, Programming, "Solid Body MOOG/Theremin", Voice James Vincent Sloan - Guitar with: Koen Lommerse - Bass Fred Händl - Piano & Backwards Piano Gary "Alaska" Sloan - Harp, Voice Basho Parks - Violin Brotha Luv - Hand Drum Lonesome Willie - Backwards Guitar Produced and Mixed By Howie Kittelson Recorded by Howie Kittelson at HowVee Studios and James Vincent Sloan at Studio The Purples Additional engineering by: Koen Lommerse, Fred Händl, Basho Parks, Lonesome Willie and Vera Kittelson Mastered by Martin Debourge at 15 HiFi Studios Composed by Chain Mail Psych Level 1{Apocalypse} contains samples of: Captain Beefheart - Yellow Brick Road 24-7 Spyz - 7&7is... The Beatles - Revolution 9 Ken Nordine - A Cage Went in Search of a Bird Ryuichi Sakamoto - Haiku FM John Cage New York City Steve Reich - Come Out Frank Zappa - Percussion Object 1 & 2, A Few Moments with Brother A. West, Freak Out Drum Track w/Timpani & Lion Krzysztof Penderecki - Threnody To The Victims of Hiroshima The 77's - Renaissance Man & Falling Down a Hole Edgard Varese - Interpolations from Deserts: Interpolations III Yoko Ono - Georgia Stone The film Shawshank Redemption This epic album opener stems from a 7 minute drum track Howie compiled out of samples from The Mothers of Invention's "Freak Out!" (featuring Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Gene Estes and Kenneth Watson). This is what happens when you leave a track with him too long - he keeps adding to it. It had a jam feel and he figured everyone could track to it in that vein. No one got where he was going with it until he had added the Sci-Fi backdrop from an episode of Conceptual Continuity with HowieZowie. He sent that version to Holland for Koen Lommerse (Koen Fu) to add bass. Koen immediately grasped the concept and went crazy. From that point everyone else's parts fell into place. Although it is an instrumental (more or less), it does tell a story. It is a commentary on growing up with fear control - depending on who you were listening to, the world was always going to end in short order ("The Second Coming", Nuclear Holocaust, Aliens - on & on...). This track also pays homage to Zappa, Beefheart, Hendrix, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Cage, Varese, Steven Reich, Yoko Ono and 50's B movies.