Chicago Typewriters, Inc. - (Nothing But) Flowers

July 6, 2010 5:45 PM

Seriously, I need that fucking lawnmower, statim.

This was a huge project, taking at least 50-60 hours over the course of 3 weeks, spanning two continents, done almost entirely over email. This collaboration has been a long time coming, and I'm very pleased with the result. It was also an experiment for man vs sun and me, in recording technique for my multitudinous percussive miscellany.

mvs hadn't really ever heard the Talking Heads original, or at least wasn't very familiar with it, but the other two of us have loved it for years. My dear guitarist friend had been wanting to test out his chops at this afro-cuban thing for awhile, too.

Recorded at the Tonic Water Plaza, Upper Leadworth, UK
and the Rotatable Tremulant Studio, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

ISNTRUMENTATION (This gets a little complicated)
Timbill (me): All vocals; Assorted percussion (but not in a kit): Bass Drum, Snare, Shaker, Tambourine, Bongos x2, Agogo Bells; Hand Claps; Overall Producer
Yn Nofio Ddau Aderyn, MD (left anonymous, per his own request): All guitars: Electric Rhythm x2, 12-String Harmony, Acoustic Lead, Electric Lead; Bass/Synth; Recording Engineer, UK side
Tréteque (man vs sun, Trey Beauregard): Recording Engineer, US side; Hand Claps; Assorted percussion: Güiro, Jew's Harp, Brush Swish x2)

posted by askmeaboutLOOM (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

always had a soft spot for this tune and you've done it more than justice. love the boingy jaws harp bit. nice harmonies too...
posted by peterkins at 9:43 AM on July 10, 2010

Thanks very much, Peter, and all those who expressed their silent appreciation. The jaw harp thing was an arbitrary addition, but none of us expected it to actually mesh well with the other things, but it really did. It was fortuitous that it's in D while the agogo bells are pitched at G and D. Since it's in a place without a chord progression, they ended up being nicely complimentary, I think.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 10:53 AM on July 10, 2010

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