Alex Smith, Determined Volumes, PFMCD140

Alex Smith: Determined Volumes (PFMCD140)

Jeff Kaiser

Determined Volumes
Alex Smith

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Featuring: Alex Smith, various instruments and voice • Andrew Zakerski, percussion and voice • Ari Teitel, electric guitar • Brendan Betyn, drumset • Brent Echols, drumset and field drum • Caleb Goncz, glass marimba • Cameron Halls, percussion and voice • Cody Edgerton, glass marimba • Colin McCornack, percussion and voice • Darrien Spicak, percussion and voice • Joel Block, MalletKat and percussion • John Scharf, percussion and voice • Jon Wright, cajón • Jon Weber, percussion • Kathryn Irwin, field drum • Kevin Keith, drumset • Louie Leager, bass guitar

1. The Building of Asgard (11:04)
2. Um quarto é mais (3:39)
3. Cotton Gindustrial (7:11)
4. Crossroads (5:10)
5. One-Minute Speeches (9:56)
6. a. Oscillation (0:00-4:25)
b. Song for the Unmentioned; Devotion (4:25-7:34)
7. 816 (9:41)
8. Tickuf (3:47)

Recorded by Joe Basile, Corey DeRushia, Alex Smith, and Dr. Jon Weber
Mixed by Corey DeRushia at Troubadour Recording
Original album artwork and layout by Will Goodyear

All compositions by Alex Smith, © 2020 jasmith music, ASCAP,
except [4] by Alexis Bacon, ASCAP, [6a-Oscillation] by Joe Basile, ASCAP; [1] poem by Matthew Barbee, [3] sheet music published by Tapspace Publications LLC, ASCAP, and [7] sound design by Joe Basile; thanks Prof. Dease, Dr. Lorenz, and Tijan Dorwana.

Determined Volumes is comprised of some of my compositions and collaborations since 2011. Thanks to all my teachers, friends, collaborators, and influences over the course of my life who have shared their knowledge and skill with me, and that have helped in a variety of ways to produce this album. The tunes on this album are the product of all the practices with which I have connected throughout the course of my life, including but not limited to: Moravian music, jam band music, organ music, Ghanaian gyil music, 90’s alternative rock, rudimental drumming, Northeast Brazilian drumming, noise music, American Jazz and R&B, musical theater, and Western classical piano and percussion music. Visit my YouTube channel for video performances and more information about the pieces.

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Guerino Mazzola / Alex Lubet: Subtle (PFMCD141)

Jeff Kaiser

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Subtle
Guerino Mazzola, grand piano
Alex Lubet mountain dulcimer

1. Exquisite, 5:08
2. Faint, 7:45
3. Profound, 7:49
4. Slight, 5:12
5. Sophisticated, 4:08
6. Deep, 6:15
7. Ethereal, 3:22
8. Delicate, 9:12

Steve Barnett recording, mixing, and mastering producer; digital editor
Barnett Music Productions, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Preston Smith recording, mixing, mastering engineer
Perfect Record, St. Paul, Minnesota

Recorded at Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, School of Music
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, August 25, 2018
Edited, Mixed, and Mastered at Perfect Record, St. Paul, Minnesota

Graphic Design by Ted Killian

All compositions © 2018, Mazzola (SUISA) and Lubet (ASCAP) All Rights Reserved
Thanks to the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid program
for recording and post-production expenses
Learn more about Subtle at www.alexlubet.com or www.encyclospace.org

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Alex Lubet: Three Strings And The Truth (PFMCD139)

Jeff Kaiser

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Three Strings and the Truth: New Music for Mountain Dulcimer
Alex Lubet mountain dulcimer
Iris Shiraishi percussion on Waves

1. At a Place Far Away (2016) Alex Lubet, 6:19
2. Hinei Ma Tov (2015) Alex Lubet, 3:05
Quintet (2020) Alex Lubet, 12:21
3. I, 1:44
4. II, 2:30
5. III, 2:36
6. IV, 2:31
7. V, 3:06
8. Gunung Singgalang (2016) Jay Afrisando, 6:20
Arirang Variations (2016) Alex Lubet, 8:17
9. Theme, 0:48
10. Variation 1, 0:42
11. Variation 2, 0:46
12. Variation 3, 0:48
13. Variation 4, 1:50
14. Variation 5, 1:42
15. Variation 6, 0:48
16. Variation 7, 0:56
17. Waves (2016) Iris Shiraishi, 5:12
Total Time: 41:46

Steve Barnett recording, mixing, and mastering producer, digital editor
(Barnett Music Productions, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Preston Smith recording, mixing, and mastering engineer
(Perfect Record, St. Paul, Minnesota)
Alex Lubet editing plot preparation
Recorded at Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall, School of Music, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, August 25-27, 2018
Edited, Mixed, and Mastered at Perfect Record, Mendota Heights, Minnesota.
© & ℗ 2020 by Alex Lubet (ASCAP)

All Rights Reserved
Thanks to the University of Minnesota Grant-in-Aid program for recording and post-production expenses and to the University of Minnesota School of Music for the use of Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall.
Alex Lubet plays a McSpadden Model 4FHWR mountain dulcimer.
Learn more about Three Strings and the Truth at www.alexlubet.com

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Guerino Mazzola / Alex Lubet: Deep State (PFMCD119)

Jeff Kaiser

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Deep State

Guerino Mazzola grand piano (all tracks except Kaddish)
Alex Lubet acoustic guitar (ag), soprano ukulele (su), National steel guitar (ns), mountain dulcimer (md)

1. Life (ag) 5:30
2. Liberty (su) 3:25
3. Pursuit of Happiness (ag) 5:52
4. Perfect Union (su) 4:57
5. Verinoqu’es 3:44
6. Blessings of Liberty (ns) 7:45
7. Establishment Claws (ag) 5:29
9. Freedom of Speech (su) 4:25
10. Kaddish (md) 4:11
11. Bare Arms (su) 4:38
12. Neither Slavery nor Servitude (ns) 3:49
13. The Power to Enforce (su) 3:55

Steve Barnett recording, mixing, and mastering producer; digital editor (Barnett Music Productions, Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Preston Smith recording, mixing, and mastering engineer (Perfect Record, St. Paul, Minnesota)
Recorded at Ted Mann Concert Hall, School of Music, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, May 22 and 23, 2017
Edited, Mixed, and Mastered at Perfect Record, St. Paul, Minnesota
Graphic Design by Ted Killian

All music © 2018. Verinoqu’es by Guerino Mazzola (SUISA). Kaddish by Alex Lubet (ASCAP) All other compositions by Mazzola and Lubet (SUISA and ASCAP). All Rights Reserved.

Thanks to the University of Minnesota Imagine Fund for recording and post-production expenses
Learn more about Deep State at www.alexlubet.com or www.encyclospace.org.

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