released May 18, 2016
All songs were composed and arranged by Michaelangelo,
except Petrified and Monkey Business were written with Mark Sandusky;
and Genius was written with Aslan Rife.
All Lyrics were written by Michaelangelo,
except for Travis Puntarelli’s contribution on Silent Sirens.
All tracks were Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Joshua Cook @ Key of Now studios at The Convent Arts Collective in San Francisco, CA.
Except Shrimpimp: production, synths, mixing and programming by Liran Kehat @ Kishta Studios in Israel. Mastered by Idan Egozot.
and on “Last Words” the background music, Theme of the Sentimental Centipede, was recorded by Michaelangelo.
All tracks were Mastered by Jerad Paul Fox @ Faultline Studios in San Francisco, CA.
Michaelangelo - lead vocals, backing vocals, didgeridoo, djembe, kick drum and sticks, glockenspiel, percussion, beatbox
Joshua Cook - backing vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, synth, organ, piano, glockenspiel, percussion, programming
Travis Puntarelli - backing vocals (6, 8), acoustic guitar (6, 8), fiddle (6), glockenspiel (8), ghuzeng (14)
Benny Langfur - electric guitar (12), acoustic guitar (9), sitar (9, 10)
Gabriel Goldberg - drums (8, 11)
Marissa Balonon-Rosen - flute (3, 9)
Graham Patzner - violins (6, 7, 8, 9, 12), trumpet (6), backing vocals (8)
Aleksandra Shirah Dubov - vocals (13), backing vocals (8, 13) siren vocals (6)
Gracie Joo - vocals and backing vocals (13)
Sautarelle - Violins (13)
Charles Darius - trumpets (11)
Shannon Harney - backing vocals (9)
Aaron Glass - backing vocals (8)
Mark Sandusky - acoustic guitar (5)
Kendra Moriah - backing vocals (5)
K.C. Wassner - flute (14)
Leo Suarez - cello (1)
ChiffChaff, Nightingale, and Horsey - chirp, tweet, gallop (3)
In loving memory of Frankieman
I’d like to thank Joshua first and foremost for being my musical midwife and helping me extract this record and expand my limitations with his instrumentality, shepherding the rebel flock of my raw talents into the free-range pen of this refined finished product. Thank you Liran for jumpstarting this project with me—and for refusing to produce Shrimpimp if I didn’t promise to make a video for it. Thank you Travis Puntarelli for your help prototyping the compositions of Sirens and Halfway in their early stages and for being an embodiment of myth, music & magic (between naps and playing musical cars with the city’s parking spots). A big thank you for all the amazing musicians that freely (or in exchange for art & faery favors) lent their talents to this project—it reminds me that my expression is measured by the company I keep, which is to say if I am the punchline, y’all are the joke and without you I’m just a weird one-liner of DNA gone astray. I also want to thank my sweetheart Rachel for her patience and support—not to mention her creative input in regards to the layout of the album cover. Thank you, Aaron Holstein for letting us use and cut up your electronic samples; Joelle Wagner and Jeff Cravath, puppeteers of perspective, for your gifted eyes that were able to frame my image and hold it high enough for all the world to see. To Julian Bendaña, Gray Tolhurst, and Irish for letting us test the tunes on your ears whenever you passed through the studio (and to John Zaklikowski for letting me shoot some photos and video of the crystal-ballin' techno-mandalas in his studio). In a similar fashion, thank you Kate Willett and Ariella Robinson for your humorously versed reviews. Thank you Dirk Schwarzhoff for letting us use your Peruvian jungle audio as backdrop for the tale of the Lemur King. Thank you Matan, my brother from another mothership, for your critical and technical ear and your insightful feedback; Chris Greenchild for sending me the recyclable samples from the early/aging outlines of Genius. To Michael Garfield for your awesome reflections in your Reality Sandwich article. To Maarten Verhoeven for letting me use his Space Chimp. Thank you to The Convent Arts Collective and all its denizens of past present and future—especially Neeti for helping me make the kickstarter video. And of course thank you dear kickstarter supporters for making this dream a reality! Now if you’ll excuse me, I believe I still owe you a music video. Time to get back to work.
Album Art by The Ungoogleable Michaelangelo (www.voidandimagination.com
2016 (c) Void&Imagination/KeyOfNow. All rights reserved, all wrongs reversed.