PotLuck is proud to release Jphono1’s newest collection of sounds and songs as the album Know Your Clouds.
Recording songs in the ramshackle-3D-foaty style of the highly acclaimed debut Living is Easy, Jphono1 explores new elements in sounds and arrangements with a cohesive focus on his sophomore release. The introduction of drums, piano, and fuzzed out electric guitars help to ground many of the songs without stitching up frayed edges. Fragments of electronics, acoustic guitars, and keys join what at first resemble straight-forward compositions, only to break apart into an acid induced haze. This is a great trip of a record.
In various studios around Chapel Hill, NC, Jphono1 collaborated with friends Corey Pallon (recorded Living is Easy), Mark Edwards (My Dad is Dead) and Nick Petersen (Bon Iver, Caltrop) to record, mix and often times play on Know Your Clouds. Further contributions by Sara Bell (Sharkquest) and Sean Parker (North Elementary) make this the most collaborative effort Jphono1 has presented yet. We know you’ll enjoy it.
released February 5, 2013
All songs recorded July – November 2012
Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 9 | recorded, mixed and played on by Corey Pallon at Shabby Road in Atlanta GA
Tracks 2 and 8 | recorded and mixed by Nick Petersen at Track and Field in Carrboro NC
Tracks 3 and 10 | recorded, mixed by and played on by Mark Edwards at Unhinged in Chapel Hill NC
Track 6 | recorded and mixed by Jphono1 at Bug Harbor in Chapel Hill NC
Sara Bell sings and Sean Parker plays saw on Tracks 5 and 7
Mastering /Additional Mixing/Microphone Sharing/BB Gun Knowledge by Nick Petersen at Track and Field in Carrboro NC
All songs/words by John Harrison
Rocktropolis Music, BMI 2013
Album Design by Regina McCoy
Photo by Theresa Stone
Cheers and Thanks to Bug, Corey, Mark, Nick, Regina, Sara, Sean, Jerry, Maria, Reid, Laura, Ginger and T
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