Travis Orbin: Silly String II (CD)
Get the Autographed CD! 15 Tracks.
Many minutes of the most very impressive virtuoso listening material from that often Barbarian-like being in Delawhere -- which doubles as a miracle: the first full-length official release from drummer Travis Orbin. Full of dissonant melodies, aggressive and precise drum splatterings, and a confusing pile of textural timbres from real, live musical instruments that sound just like the popular Concert Band Saxophone, Goatskin Bongos, and Electronical Theremin. I admonish the listener to nevermind the funkified bassisms! Regurgitated emphasis: these devices all are hand-controlled by their skillful human masters, rather than through the expected cyborg-induced mechanizations. What? Beware, producers: the anthropoids have been skipping showers and practicing! Some tracks even feature close-mic'd "beard-scratching" as a sound effect. Ah, what a powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating bonus for those available ladies within driving distance. -Carl.
Travis Orbin - Drum set, Percussion on all but 9
Adam Edgemont - Guitar on 1-4, 6-8, 11-13, 15, Acoustic Guitar on 1
Cameron McLellan - Bass on all but 9, 14
Matthew Riggen - Trumpet on 1, 7, 10, 14, Trombone on 7
Jeff Siegfried - Saxophone on 3, 10
John Sims - Upright Bass on 14
Ben Rachbach - Piano on 14
Felonious Hunk - Theremin on 13
Sophia Uddin - Violin on 5
Owen McKinley - Congas, Bongos on 7
Ben Eller - Guitar solo on 12
Sound design by Travis Orbin
Music composed by Travis Orbin
Voices in phone call on 15 are Elliot Coleman, Jason Campbell
Children on 10 are Mason and Ian Campbell
Additional guitar arrangements on 4, 7 by Adam Edgemont
Additional bass arrangements on 4, 5, 11 by Cameron McLellan
Additional piano arrangements on 14 by Ben Rachbach
Additional trumpet arrangements on 14 by Matthew Riggen
Additional upright bass arrangements on 14 by John Sims
Synth Production by Patrick Campbell
Produced by Travis Orbin
Drums and percussion engineered by Travis Orbin of Woodshed Studios
Drum editing and mixing by Travis Orbin
Additional drum mixing by Justin Bonfini
Guitar engineered by Adam Edgemont at his home studio
Guitar on 12 engineered by Ben Eller at his home studio
Bass engineered by Cameron McLellan at his home studio
Trumpet, trombone, saxophone, upright bass, violin engineered by Gabriel Riccio at his home studio
Piano engineered by Jeremy Goody of Megasonic Sound
Theremin engineered by Felonious Hunk at GodCity Studio
Percussion engineered by Owen McKinley at his home studio
Guitar and bass re-amping by Patrick Campbell
Mixed and Mastered by Patrick Campbell of Epilog Sound
Cover art by Travis Orbin
Thank you to my fans, friends, associates, and family; especially my parents for their perpetual support and my neighbors for putting up with all of the racket. Also, thank you to my endorsements: Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks, Vratim drum shoes, the Hi-Hat Razer, and E-Pad! Practice Pads.
Special thanks to Gabriel Riccio for doubling as a talent scout for this record. Extra special thanks to Patrick and Erika Campbell for their hospitality.
For more information regarding this album, please visit: www.travisorbin.com.