'Silly String'

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About the EP

       I began composing ‘Silly String’ back in 2009 while in Sky Eats Airplane. We had parted ways with our vocalist and were holding auditions whilst writing 'The Sound of Symmetry'; it was at this time that I wrote "Watchpork", "From Riches to Rags", and "Lollygag (Clown Nose)". Then, while on tour in 2010, I instigated the seeds for both "Big Dogs" and "Hold On". I didn't compose again until the Fall of 2012 after I had decided to record 'Projects', and ended up completing the closing tune of said EP; it was at this time that I finished "Big Dogs", "Hold On" and composed "Desensitization".

       I decided to record the drums for "Watchpork" in the Fall of 2012 to release as a single. I hired Pete Peterson to record the bass guitar parts and to do VST production. It was released on 04MAY2013. Due to session recording, touring, life obligations, etc, I didn't get to tracking the drums for the other five tunes until September/October of 2013 (I also tracked the 'Projects' drums concurrently).

       I knew I wanted Pete Peterson on board to continue mixing and for the VST portions of the EP. Initially, I had some great players lined up to bring the live instrumentation to life, but for various reasons they didn't pan out. I didn't focus again on scouting for talent until after 'Projects' was released in September of 2014. Once this motley crew was in place, everyone turned their tracks over and Pete P worked up some mixes. Eventually, when they were dialed in, my good buddy/associate Justin Bonfini mastered it.


 · Travis Orbin - Drum set
 · Greg Loman - Guitar & Bass on 1
 · Evan Opitz - Guitar on 2
 · Alex Quaglieri - Guitar on 3 & 4
 · Adam Edgemont - Guitar on 5
 · Conner Green - Bass on 2-5
 · Pete Peterson - Bass on 6
 · Music composed by Travis Orbin
 · Additional bass guitar arrangements on 2 by Conner Green
 · VST Production by Pete Peterson
 · Produced by Travis Orbin
 · Drums engineered by Travis Orbin of Woodshed Studios
 · Guitar, Bass & Drum editing by Travis Orbin
 · Drum mixing by Travis Orbin
 · Guitar & Bass on 1 engineered & re-amped by Gabriel Riccio at his home studio
 · Guitar on 2 engineered by Nick Nativo of The Nook
 · Guitar re-amping on 2 by Gabriel Riccio
 · Guitar on 3 & 4 engineered by Alex Quaglieri at his home studio
 · Guitar on 5 engineered by Adam Edgemont at his home studio
 · Bass on 2-5 engineered by Conner Green at his home studio
 · Bass on 6 engineered by Pete Peterson at his home studio
 · Mixed by Pete Peterson
 · Cover art by Travis Orbin

       Thank you to my fans, friends, associates, and family; especially my parents for their support and my neighbors for putting up with all of the racket. Also, thank you to my endorsements: Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Remo drumheads, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drumheads and E-Pad! Practice Pads.

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