once upon a time, the sequel to the eponymous "mark! silver" lp was gonna be a concept album of sorts w/ an assortment of musical collaborators on every track...
yea, none of that happened.
the key to making any album is being way more ambitious than you can keep up with. always have a shit ton of side projects and ideas for side projects you can't keep up with. inevitably, you'll eventually make something worth listening to.
so i think this album literally ended up being the top 10 originals i recorded in 2018 (sans the awesome stuff on the "hulagans" experiment from november). and honestly that's how it should be done. y'gotta record a bunch of stuff & use the cream of the crop to make an lp. as a result, i as an artist get to be more satisfied with the creative output i'm sharing, and since i know you'll like it too, it's a win-win scenario here.
so yea, give this thing a listen. maybe even buy it. but you kids will probably just stream it on spotify whenever this turns up there. ;P
released January 1, 2019
Beatmaker, Risktaker Records | BMRT 002
Released under the CC BY 4.0 license.
everything by mark except:
track 7 co-written by lesley price
used luke schneider's guitar on track 9
album art by ryan sinner
in addition to the kool kats mentioned above, a special thanks is earned by the following people:
paige (the legend), chris, jess, allison, jessie, nina, 3rd floor squad, the funky ducks (vulfpeck discord), & troy (my highschool calculus teacher).