This is a compilation of songs I've released in various ways over the past four years mastered at last to actually be audible. Some of them were efforts to do bigger productions with multiple instruments and vocal parts, and some are just acoustic demos that fall into line with things I've released in the past. Everything was recorded by me in my bedroom except for the violins on Mars Hockerby, which were recorded and sent to me by my friend, Jimmy Ikeda (of the musical project, The Michael Character, through which Jimmy releases some of the most interesting and thoughtful music I've ever heard. Do yourself a favor and look them up.) All of the music was mixed by me (an inexperienced goofus trying to cure his post-highschool ennui by dumping layers of reverb and glockenspiel on everything like ranch on pizza.) All of the songs were mastered by Wes Meadows of Flowerpot Records (whose idea it was for me to do a retrospective in the first place. Without Wes' friendship and encouragement, I wouldn't have returned to these songs.)
Thank you for listening.
released July 12, 2016
All songs were written and recorded by me, Taylor Parissi.
The violin parts on track 8 were performed and recorded by Jimmy Ikeda
On track 10 there is the slightest hint of a sample from Rory Scovel's album, Dilation, taken from a bit about Step Up 3D. Rory Scovel is very very good at jokes. (It's at the very end, and is partially faded out. This was done during remastering to avoid copyright infringement on Spotify.)
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