This album was a long time coming, my first LP. Now it's out for the world to see. I first got the idea for the title from Jonathan Coulton's now-abandoned album of the same name, but it eventually evolved into a retrospective on the destruction caused by one of the greatest earthquakes Japan had experienced in decades. Richard Alexander "Minusbaby" Caraballo took the concept a few steps further into a space post-apocalyptic framework. This album could not have been possible without many people who made it so, so in no particular order...
I want to thank:
my mom who did this kind of stuff back in 1978, my dad (rest in peace), Zen Albatross, Shael Riley, Peter Berkman, Ary Warnaar, James DeVito, Luke Silas, Sabrepulse, Minusbaby, Danimal Cannon, Bit Shifter, Damon Hardjowirogo, George Stroud, George Michael Brower, Jonathan Baken, DEADBEATBLAST, Ingrid Michaelson, Vanessa Carlton, Damian Hess, Mark Schäffer, Bryce Case Jr., Negin Farsad, Ron Gilbert, Deirdra Kiai, NNNNNNNNNN, Chipzel, Je Deviens DJ en 3 Jours, Kris Keyser, ExileFaker, the 2Player Productions gang, Tony Ness, PopStar, Natty Adams, and too many others to thank.
Extra Special Thanks:
Lawrence Lessig, for creating Creative Commons so we can usher in a free (as in "libre") culture, not to mention his (as of now) current fight to get improper campaign funding out of politics. Keep up the good fight(s), Larry!
released 20 December 2011
All songs written by Samuel Abram
Songtrust Blvd (BMI),
except "Waltzing Matilda", written by Banjo Patterson and Marie Cowan
Carl Fischer LLC (ASCAP)
All songs performed by Samuel Abram. Vox on "Mekkwarrior" by Samuel Abram. Logic Software Instruments on "Mekkwarrior" and "The Aftermath" by Samuel Abram.
Mastered by Ashley Charles
Artwork by Richard Alexander Caraballo, inspired by a United States Navy photograph taken by United States Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Garry Welch. Photo can be found at this URL: www.flickr.com/photos/usnavy/5574764988/
I make chip music, and am based in Brooklyn, NY, USA. My mother, Dorothy Siegel, did the same back in 1978 (seen here:
www.vintagecomputermusic.com ), making me a second generation chip musician. I play the Game Boy with LSDJ.