J NEO MARVIN & THE CONTENT PROVIDERS: WHAT IS TRUTH?

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  1. FORMERLY BOOMTOWN (J Neo Marvin)
  2. PRIMATE HOUSE (1731 11TH AVE) (J Neo Marvin)
  3. DEAR EMMA (J Neo Marvin)
  4. SLOW DRAIN (Willy Deville)
  5. UNFORGIVABLE (J Neo Marvin)
  6. EX-SUPERNOVA (J Neo Marvin)
  7. ARE YOU A GOOD WITCH OR A BAD WITCH? (J Neo Marvin)
  8. KITE SONG (Yoko Ono)
  9. STICK FIGURE (J Neo Marvin)
  10. FISCAL YEAR ZERO (CHARGE OF THE LITE BRIGADE) (J Neo Marvin)
  11. NEW AGE COUPLE GOES DOWN IN FLAMES) (J Neo Marvin)
  12. TAKE ME BY SURPRISE (J Neo Marvin)

Description

WHAT IS TRUTH? takes its inspiration from psychedelic classics like Their Satanic Majesties Request and Magical Mystery Tour, resulting in an anything-goes approach that stretches the music in whatever direction each song calls for, from the Dylan-goes-to-New-Zealand folk-rock of “Primate House (1731 11th Ave)”, to the darkly sad chamber-punk of “Ex-Supernova” or “Stick Figure”, to the thumping “Mark E. Smith in Turkey backed by a jazz combo and a Rasta drum circle” ambiance on “Fiscal Year Zero (Charge Of The Lite Brigade)”, the catchy Celtic Mariachi drone of “Formerly Boomtown”, and the full-on joyful noise of “Kite Song”. 28 musicians and singers from all over the musical map contribute to the resulting sonic crazy quilt. Recorded exactingly yet spontaneously in good old-fashioned lysergic 16-track analog by the incomparable Wally Sound, WHAT IS TRUTH? will astonish you with its musical twists and sharp songwriting.

Cover artwork by Céline Keller

J Neo Marvin – Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, organ, piano, egg, avocado, theremin,, crash cymbals, tambourine, melodica, coco-uke, baritone guitar, motor organ, cumbus, and tom-tom
Alan Korn – Bass
Jill Fido – Bass on “Ex-Supernova” and “Good Witch”
Wally Sound – Yggdrasil bass on “Fiscal Year Zero”, drums on “Formerly Boomtown”
Tim Ennis – Twinchin drum, tom-tom, gongokqui bells, dumbek, and tar
Harris Taback – Drums
Suki O’Kane – Drums and bowed cymbals On “Unforgivable”
Sue Hutchinson – Vibrator guitar ans squiggle writer guitar on “Unforgivable”
Franco Reguzzoni – Piano on “Ex-Supernova” and “New Age Couple”, Casio keyboard on “Stick Figure” and “Take Me By Surprise”
James Oterreau – Piano on “Fiscal Year Zero”
Diane Wallis, Carrie Bradley, Cynthia Wigginton, and Nancy Clarke – Violins
Rico Bell – Accordion
Nik Phelps – Trumpet, alto sax, soprano sax, baritone horn, and French horn
Bill Fitzgerald – Tambouras
Jim McLaren – Harmonica
Earl Eckles – Pandiero
Dani Leone – Steel drum
Terri Manning – Slide whistles, bamboo flute, musical saw, and backing vocals
Davis Jones – Featured vocal on “Unforgivable”, backing vocals
Toy Yamaji – Introduction on “Kite Song”, backing vocals
Rich Hubbard – Bamboo flute on “Kite Song”, backing vocals
Deirdre Fogarty, Jeremy Hanberry, Kim Theurich, Nancy Clarke, Jen Faith – even more backing vocals

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