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The day she left on a 3 month trip to Egypt, Andras Pokorny dismantled his grandma’s East Village apartment and moved in all his recording equipment.
He set the drums on plywood board laid across a box spring. For some of the dirtier guitar sounds, he built his own pedals — a ring modulator and a fuzz box. On a close listen, you can hear an ambulance siren pierce the opening vocals of “Sun, Fill Me Up”.
Andras recorded, mixed, mastered, and played every instrument on High July except one. The violinist is Lehel Ujvari, who lends urgent tones to “Country Air” and hot blues to “Lucky Day” and “Memorial Day Weekend.”
High July is out now digitally and on limited cassette.
Cover art by Emily Lopez.
Cyclicality is the new album from Sky Ship, a psychedelia-soaked band from San Francisco with roots in Cincinnati and Philadelphia. Sun-blazed vocals. Woozy rhythms. High harmonies and a saturated, homemade feel.
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Watch the video for first single “Saul Tigh” below.
All songs written, recorded, mixed and mastered by Matthew Stein. Album cover art by Brian Melton.
Stream the full album above and get it on classic black vinyl or high quality digital:
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The album features Stamper’s guitar and earthy baritone – at turns comforting and urgent – amidst a rich, unique sound: the vocals of Ruth Naomi Floyd, Thomas Bendel’s propulsive drums, low brass by Paul Arbogast, woodwinds by Michael Cemprola and Jon Rees, and electronics by Emil Nikolaisen of Norwegian shoe-gaze outfit Serena-Maneesh.
See Joshua Stamper live at Johnny Brenda’s on Saturday, April 5.
Paul Arbogast: Low Brass
Michael Cemprola: Woodwinds
Jon Rees: Woodwinds
Ruth Naomi Floyd: Vocals
Thomas Bendel: Drums
Emil Nikolaisen: Effects, Electronics
Joshua Stamper: Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Compositions
Recorded at Malabar Studios in Oslo, Norway and Familyre Studio in Clarksboro, NJ — by Martin Bowitz, Emil Nikolaisen, and Daniel C. Smith.
All other engineering by Joshua Stamper. Mixed by Brian McTear at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia. Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering in Chicago. Artwork by Ben Stamper.
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