This record began in relative isolation as a solo effort on behalf of smart, and, over the course of 14 months, transformed into a mammoth group-effort that explores the relationships of success, failure, togetherness, isolation, and the spaces in which those opposing forces blur together and blow apart. And that's got to count for at least something.
released February 20, 2010
dan smart: vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion, loops/samples/manipulations
jon alvin: electric guitars, percussion, loops/samples/manipulations
rob jensen: drums, percussion
chris faller: bass guitar
ben babbitt: electric guitar
words and music by dan smart
copyright 2009 Diatonicynical Music, ASCAP
Recorded: 1703 w. division st., chicago, il; 2053 n sheffield chicago il, 316 brighton lane, crete, il; 21 w. glen park rd., glen ellyn, il, Stereophonic Studios, and the I.V
. Lab, february-december 2008.
Additional recording and mixing: 2321 n. kimball, coach house, chicago, il
and the I.V
. Lab april-may 2009.
Produced by dan smart and jon alvin
Engineered and Mixed by jon alvin and dan smart
Mastered by jason ward at Chicago Mastering July 2009
Photos/design/layout by dan smart and jon alvin