The Halfway Decent physical package: 14 tracks snugly wrapped in original artwork and shipped to your door. This bonus track version of the album includes two exclusive, solo acoustic alternate takes not included in the downloadable incarnation.
Each paper CD sleeve features a 3x4" limited edition, hand-pulled, signed 'n' numbered linocut print by TJM herself. Handmade with love! Every last one. (No RSI, even.) Get one while they last!
Includes immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
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Immediate download of 12-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
Special bonus track included in download. Pay whatcha want or not -- just enjoy! (Seriously. You can have it free.)
This album was recorded in two weeks' worth of housesitting, edited/mixed/mastered in two months' worth of headphone hair, and eventually wrassled into completion at the end of an entire summer's worth of nervous eating. All vocal and instrumental tracks were laid down one at a time in front of one mic inside a pillow fort in a living room. Additional electronic texturing (thanks to my brother Greg) helped to flesh out the initial arrangements via the use of sampled instruments and digital effects.
Due to this project’s inherent mishing and mashing of processes, genres, and philosophies, the resulting album is a DIY Frankenstein stranded somewhere between familiar singer/songwriter schtick and the whooshing sonic backwoods of the universe. It’s one part barehanded, homemade folk and one part something else entirely. I hope you’ll unearth something you like in there.
A heartfelt, unconditional, and preemptive THANK YOU to anyone who takes the time to listen. And feel free to drop a line! (Or throw a rope.) I’d sure be glad to hear your thoughts.
Yours in trial ’n’ error,
released 16 August 2012
Music & lyrics, arrangements, vocals, tenor ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, percussion, "mixing," "mastering," cover art/visual development, all odds to all ends -- Tracy Manuel
Electronics, piccolo sampling, religious aestheticism, MIDI stuff, omni-consulting, sauce cooking -- Greg Manuel
Harmony vocals on Glass Hymn and Move On Through -- Torri Pratt and Jim Dyar
Thanks to Chris Schiller and Bethany Schaarschmidt for the super-stupendous studio space.
Also, big ol' thanks to team Tripleshack for unreasonable generosity and support.
Also-also, thanks to Mama Bear for copyediting.
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