A collection of 33 collage works created during 2020 and early 2021, featuring original contributions from 69 different collaborators representing 9 different countries. All of the contributions were then used as source material for a series of collages conceptualized, constructed, mixed and composed by Rambutan (Eric Hardiman). "The project was borne out of a desire to fend off the creeping dread of the pandemic. It allowed me to transcend the frustrations of social isolation and realize the dream of collaborating with friends, acquaintances, and musical heroes from across the globe. I imagine each track as being the result of a unique "group" of musicians, and pictured the various contributors working together as the tracks emerged. Each "system" exists in its own sound world. Although many of the sounds have been edited, excerpted, mangled and otherwise manipulated, my goal was to let the musical DNA and personality of each person involved be represented."
All tracks were conceptualized, constructed, mixed and mastered by Eric Hardiman (Rambutan) in Delmar, NY from during 2020 and early 2021.
Special thanks to Rob Forman for the encouragement and offer to co-release this project.
2CD version co-released on Sedimental Records and Tape Drift Records. SEDCD069 and TD112.
Front cover photo by Michael Kiefer. Interior photos by Jefferson Pitcher.
Thank you to all of the contributors for their participation and trust in the process. Special thanks to Rob Forman for helping make this project possible as a 2CD co-release on Sedimental Records and Tape Drift Records.
Mike Barrett * Jeff Barsky * Frank Baugh * Sindre Bjerga * Andreas Brandal * Gayle Brogan * Mike Bullock * Fraser Burnett * Grant Capes * Jon Collin * Roberto Conlazo * Anla Courtis * Euan Currie * Phil Donnelly * Malcy Duff * Paul Fagoaga * Bob Fay * Tim Feeney * John Fernandes * Rob Forman * Glen Galloway * Jenifer Gelineau * Mike Griffin * Paul Haney * Ben Harbert * Claire Hardiman * Eric Hardiman * Graham Hardiman * Ray Hare * Ceylan Hay * Holland Hopson * A.F. Jones * Michael Kiefer * Campbell Kneale * Thomas Lail * Todd Lent * Brian Lucas * Walker Martin * Kevin McCarvel * Sandy Milroy * Melanie Ó Dubhsláine * John Olson * Andrew Paine * Arttu Partinen * Guy Picciotto * Jefferson Pitcher * Michael Potter * Peter Prescott * Chris Robert * Ali Robertson * Derek Rogers * Donna Savoy, Jr. * Jon Schlesinger * Karen Schoemer * John Schoen * Mary Staubitz * Howard Stelzer * Steubs * Rhian Thompson * Phil Todd * Antti Tolvi * Michael Troutman * Joe Tunis * Scott Verrastro * Russ Waterhouse * Mike Watt * Patrick Weklar * Matt Weston * Turner Williams * Peter Wright