About 95% of the album was recorded in Jan-Feb 2020, right before the Covid-19 lock down. The title "Emotional Crevasse" had been marinating in the hot stew of bad vibes America already, and naturally became an even more apt title as our country fumbled deep into the pandemic.
This album came together somewhat magically from some new and old pieces of music, along with several new collaborators, who brought great depth to the songs.
"In many ways this album is all over the place… but in a year when we’ve been all over the place you could say that it nicely captures the zeitgeist." - Fragmented Flaneur
More back story at: latherrecords.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/san-kazakgascar-emotional-crevasse/
released September 25, 2020
Recorded/mixed by Greg Hain at Dog Yard Studio and House of Hain in Sacramento, CA
Additional editing/mixing by Matthew Kretzman
“The Laser That…” recorded at KZSU Stanford
Other bits recorded at Dub Narcotic (RIP), Jed’s bathroom, Matthew’s cottage, and Christine’s cottage.
Mastered by Pat Hills
Jed Brewer - guitar
Rachel Freund - clarinet
Greg Hain - bass/guitar
Chris Hall - saxophone
Linda Michelle Hardy - flute & hulusi
Matthew Kretzman - keys/synth/percussion
Anthony Occhipinti - drums/percussion
James Jaroba Barnes - bass clarinet on “The Laser That…”
Colleen T. Kelly - cello on “The Laser That…”
Christine Shields - vocals on “Emotional Crevasse”
Arrington de Dionyso - throat singing on “Meditations Crushed”
Cover art photography by Alex Rossi: www.alessandrorossiphotography.com
Layout assistance from Matthew Mora
1/15: SACRAMENTO @Red Museum "Audio Waffle"
1/28: SAN FRANCISCO @Adobe Books
2/26: SACRAMENTO @Starlet Room w/Quasi
3/21: SAN FRANCISCO @Makeout Room