Bruce Barrett--upright bass (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8)
Edo Castro--electric bass (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7)
Glen Iwaoka--percussion (all tracks)
Steve McQuarry--keyboard (tracks 1, 3, 5, 7)
Gary Zellerbach--guitar (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8)
Laura Wiley--flute, alto flute (all tracks)
All songs written by Laura Austin Wiley
Total playing time approximately 35 minutes.
Recording Engineer: Bob Levenson
Cover Design: Brian Moran
Notes on the Songs:
When I wrote this song, I was thinking of scrambling around to implement some "Plan B" with a mixture of frustration and hope after "Plan A" had failed.
This song mirrors, musically, the daily treadmill we walk on.
When I wrote this song, I was thinking of how we often enjoy viewing past events through the filter of idealism and nostalgia, while being fully aware that this memory is not accurate.
For me, this song evokes an awareness of how we have lost touch with one another. Or how contact info is our new substitute for social contact.
Work in Progress:
The melody in this song is delayed, and seems to move forward more slowly than the listener thinks it should, just as an artistic work progresses slowly, landing in unexpected places.
This is a frantic tune inspired by the age of information, where we are never focused on one thing at a time. Like any project undertaken with a short attention span, the song is kind of amusing, but goes nowhere in the end.
What We Were Told:
This song was inspired by the Gulf oil spill. It relates to the slow awareness of misinformation, dishonesty, greed, and to the impact of all this on the environment and creatures who live in the Gulf. The B section is a little glimmer of hope.
This is a ballad in the style of a movie soundtrack for a romantic European film.