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Cowboy Concr​é​te

by Campbell

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Bossa Dada 05:48
Pointilism 03:22
Empty Docks 02:39
Fireworks 04:16
Slider I 03:46
Lake Ontario 03:01
Slider II 01:53


20080915 - ¡¡¡003 - Campbell - Cowboy Concréte

Hi everyone! This double-album is the product of almost a year of hard work and good clean fun. I make my music with guitars, my voice, gameboys, and audio samples of places, friends, and family. The first half is mostly guitar, gameboy, and voice. The second half is mostly guitar and piano with audio samples of places, friends, and family. It is my sincere hope that you enjoy this album and share it with everyone you care about. Or at least some of them. Spread the word, little bird.

Track listing:

Side 1 (Contrary Country):

1. Sixteen Voices
2. Gregariousness is Not a Good Measure of Intelligence or Other Desirable Traits
3. Fog Staircase
4. Bossa Dada
5. Noe St. is Hilly
6. Misguided Salute
7. Nuclear Rainbow
8. Pointilism
9. Empty Docks
10. 20,000 Leagues
11. Fireworks Friendship

Side 2 (High Summer Exploits Throughout The Midwest and the Great Northern Wastes of the Empire State):

1. Slider I
2. Overdub Convention
3. Attic Travel by Thundercloud
4. There You Go All Golden
5. Minnesota Dialogues
6. Bargain Hunter
7. A Dozen Spinning Circles
8. A Half-Raga for Wesley
9. Lake Ontario
10. Neptunalian Shangri-La
11. Slider II

Extra special personal thanks in somewhat particular order goes to:
Lauren Fleming, Mama and Papa Payne, Brotha Payne, The Payne Clan, the Campbell Clan, Elizabeth Jones, Nina Leone, Alex Braboy, everyone in Earth House, Sam Scribner, Owen Callahan, and all members and supporters of ¡¡¡THE ZONE!!! Tracks 1 - 2 and 1 - 3 are dedicated to Lauren Fleming. Track 1 - 6 is dedicated to the Bush White House. Tracks 2 - 1 and 2 - 11 are dedicated to Tummy the red eared slider and Taylor Victor the baby chipmunk. Track 2 - 6 is dedicated to Grandma Felicia.

People who made sounds on the album other than me are:
+ Steve Roberts, Jess Lechtenberg, Lauren Cordes, Lauren Fleming, Gibby Forsyth, Elizabeth Jones, Nina Leone, Dan Rohe, Ben Privot, Alex Moskovich, Rebecca Katz, Christa Hendrickson, Jon Ortiz, Adam Boffa, and Alex Braboy on track 1 - 1
+ Owen Callahan on Saxophone on track 1 - 4
+ The Concord Quartet and John Whitney on track 2 - 2
+ Wes Montgomery on track 2 - 8
+ Chirgilchin on track 2 - 10
+ Sam Scribner played and recorded a bunch of drums which never made it onto the album for tracks 1 - 4, 1 - 7, and 1 - 10

People who wrote songs other than me:
+ Betsy Jolas (Quatuor III (9 Etudes)), Mark K. Nowlin (American Popular Song Reflects the Times: 1910-1941 (compilation credit)), and John Whitney (Catalog) on track 2 - 2
+ Jimmy Van Heusen (Polka-Dots and Moonbeams) on track 2 - 8
+ Chirgilchin (Kyngyrgay-Kohn, Duet, Chuguruk Aat, Eldek Kys, and others) on track 2 - 10

Production and engineering:
Campbell Payne

Album Artwork by:
Jason Anderson

People who wrote programs or built things that were essential to this album:
+ The Audacity software team wrote Audacity (audacity.sourceforge.net)
+ Oliver Wittchow wrote nanoloop 1.3 (www.nanoloop.de)
+ Karlheinz Essl wrote ReplayPLAYer (www.essl.at/works/replay.html)
+ Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain build the monome (monome.org)
+ Brian Crabtree wrote mlr (docs.monome.org/doku.php?id=app:mlr)
+ Peter Segerstrom wrote 64step (docs.monome.org/doku.php?id=app:64step)
+ Baek Chang wrote grain (docs.monome.org/doku.php?id=app:grain)
+ Tobias Weyand wrote Nitrotracker (nitrotracker.tobw.net)
+ The MilkyTracker software team wrote MilkyTracker (www.milkytracker.net)

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). This means that you can:
+ Share this album, album artwork, and accompanying liner notes and lyrics to whoever you want! Flash drives, ukulele covers, blasting on a boombox, mixtapes, dubplates?
+ Remix this album, album artwork, and accompanying liner notes and lyrics in any way you deem radical. Produce Reggaeton rework revolutions, record extended guitar solo versions, score orchestral adaptations, etc.

At the same time, keep in mind that you have to:
+ Attribute. Make it clear that I wrote and recorded this stuff (and that Jason drew it in the case of the artwork). It's the right thing to do. Links to ¡¡¡THE ZONE!!! homepage at www.thezone.info are also much appreciated.

Be sure to visit:
+ (www.thezone.info) for more .info
+ (icanleadyouthroughthezone.wordpress.com) for blogging delight!

+ (cllct.com) for more free radical music by more free radical people!
+ (8bitcollective.com) for some sweet (and also free!) lo-bit computer music
+ (www.8bitpeoples.com) for even more free lo-bit computer music!

Questions? Booking information? Commendations? Requests? Collaboration? Send e-mail to: icanleadyouthrough@thezone.info

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons BY Attribution 3.0 License


released April 4, 2012




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