Mylab

Wayne Horvitz

Label: Terminus Records
Released: 2004
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Tracks

Pop Client; Master Korean Musicians Of Canada; Land trust Picnic; Varmint; Fancy Party Cakes; Phil And Jerry; Workaholic Song; Old Days; Earthbound; Not In My House; Ask Mickey; Chi-Chi Marina.

Personnel

Additional Personnel / Information

Wayne Horvitz - Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond B3 Organ, Pump Organ, Synthesizers; Tucker Martine - Drums, Percussion, Treatments, Field Recordings; Danny Barnes - Banjo, Dobro, Vocals; Dave Carter - Flugelhorn; Bill Frisell - Guitar; Robin Holcomb - Vocals; Orville Johnson - Fiddle; Kassemadi Kamissogo - Ngoni; Eyvind Kang - Viola; Briggan Krauss - Saxophone; Keith Lowe - Acoustic bass, Electric bass; Bobby Previte - Drums; Andy Roth - Drums; Skerik - Saxophone; Reggie Watts - Vocals; Doug Wieselman - Guitar, Clarinet, Saxophone; Timothy Young - Guitar; Lowell Horvitz - Giggles; Sofia Barsher - Giggles.

Album Description

Recording the tracks for what would become Mylab's self-titled debut was also a communal experience, as Wayne and Tucker first got their hands dirty at Horvitz's Other Room studio in Seattle, then shifted over to Martine's own Seattle studio, Flora, for the initial round of overdubbing. The final round of Mylab sessions were held just last summer at Trillium Lane Studios, located in the midst of a pastoral 15-acre spread on Bainbridge Island in Washington. In the end, Horvitz and Martine's ability to assemble and mix such an incredibly diverse range of pop, rock, jazz, folk, urban, bluegrass, traditional and alternative artists produced the kind of adventurous sonic orchestra that would have made the late, great Sun-Ra proud. The proof, of course, is in the music. From the Henry Mancini-esque bounce of the album opener, "Pop Client" to the Chuck Berry-beat of "Land Trust Picnic" or the spooky, Pet Sounds meets industrial NIN flavor of "Earthbound," Mylab is clearly not afraid to cross-over — and transcend — any schools of music.


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