Frowny Frown Vol. 1

by Aaron Novik

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Simultaneously influenced by late romantic long form composition and 80s hip hop/video game music, the music attempt to evoke something coming from a parallel universe.

This music is a companion to my first comic book release (date pending) about two thaumatists living in this parallel universe trying to figure out whether we need gods to survive, and/or how to become one yourself. Intriguing stuff.

All character names and song lyrics are taken from spam emails.

Recorded at my new home studio (low fi) and mixed with Eli Crews at the bunker in Brooklyn for an astounding 35 hours (for 17 minutes of music!) and mastered by the great Myles Boisen at Headless Buddha to polish it all up.

I hope you enjoy.

Lyrics:

Our pills can make, reality sweeter than the memories.
Welcome, welcome welcome.

He would hold his doubts in reserve.
The greatest precautions are in order.

credits

released May 1, 2013

Aaron Novik- clarinet, bass clarinet, electric clarinet, electric bass clarinet, drum machines, keyboards, junk percussion, jaw harp.

Karina Denike- vocals

Sameer Gupta- drums, tabla (track 3)

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Aaron Novik San Francisco, California

I enjoy playing with genre and have a hard time defining/confining myself. In the past few years I have written music for different projects that could be defined as pop songs, chamber classical, psychedelic jazz, gypsy folk, and even heavy metal. Within these obviously disparate stylistic choices are a unifying compositional esthetic that slowly reveals itself the more projects you hear of mine. ... more

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