J Neo Marvin resurfaced in 2001 with his first set of new songs since the breakup of his old band X-tal and the sudden death of his longtime companion Maati Stojanovich. Aided by a small group of family and friends, including Rico Bell of the Mekons, Carrie Bradley of Ed’s Redeeming Qualities, and Alan Korn of the Cat Heads, SLOWLY I TURNED is an intense yet melodic set of chamber-punk missives, filled with grief, desperation, dark humor, and hope.
Cover artwork by Céline Keller.
J Neo Marvin – Vocals, guitars, keyboards, avocado, big evil drum, plastic woodblock, cowbell, tape collages, and banjo on “Vagabond”
Alan Korn – Bass, pedal steel guitar and mandolin
Tim Ennis – Conga, dumbek, tar, tambourine, claves, finger cymbals, and shekere
George Galvas – Bass on “Dog Days” and “Dark Ages”, lead guitar and la-las on “Dark Ages”
Bob Bassham – Drums on “Dog Days” and “Dark Ages”
Carrie Bradley – Violin
Rico Bell – Accordion
Sidney Merritt – Clarinet and maniacal laughter
Wally Sound – Righteous kick drum pattern on “Is This Where We Get Off”
Meri St. Mary – Guest vocal on “Piece Of Work”
Lisa McElroy – “What were you THINKING?”