Absurd Word Country is a collaboration with Mike Monhart and some crazy ideas that would have been impossible to do without Don Gunn. With Mike's support, input and playing, we expanded on some duo ideas we liked; Mike is very lyrical and intense and he pushed me into some crazy directions.

The concept of the the record was to have all the various players blow in the studio without time or pitch reference to any of the other players that may have come in before them; this gave us the freedom to create the pieces in the mixing stage using the performances as malleable raw materials.

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Absurd World Country
1. Absurd World Country
    Zac Bogart - guitar
    Stone Gossard - bass
    Mike Monhart - sax
    Gregg Keplinger - drums

2. Moth Moon E-flips - MP3 sample

    Ann Talbott - guitar
    Zack Reinig - guitar
    Achil Jackson - voice
    Tom Swafford - violin
    Mike Monhart - tenor sax
    Dan O'Brien - bass
    Kevin Suggs - pedal steel
    Gregg Keplinger - drums
    Tom Skoog - trumpet
    Emily Bishton - vocals
    Adam Diller - tenor sax
    Rich Phillips - piano

3. Retro Tomorrow

    Steve Griggs - tenor sax
    Mike Monhart - baritone sax
    Dan O'Brien - bass
    Gregg Keplinger - drums
    Rich Phillips - piano
4. Up From Down There - MP3 sample
    Jorge Meza - voice
    Bill White - guitar
    Paul Kikuchi - piano
    Ann Talbott - guitar
    Zack Reinig - guitar
    Eric Apoe - voice

5. Let Us Talk To The Slave Owners

    Jeff Harper - bass
    Rich Phillips - piano
    Mike Monhart - tenor sax
    Adam Dillar - tenor sax
    Gregg Keplinger - drums

6. Your Lady (Frank Wright)

    Rich Phillips - piano
    Mike Monhart - tenor sax
    Gregg Keplinger - drums
Recorded By:
Kevin Suggs @ Avast!, Zack Reinig @ Chroma Sound, Floyd Reitsma @ Studio Litho and Don Gunn @ Tost

Mixed by Don Gunn

Produced by :
Mike Monhart and Gregg Keplinger