Frank Orrall "Never Trade These Days"

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Frank Orrall "Never Trade These Days"

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SOLO ALBUM BY FRANK ORRALL
(of Poi Dog Pondering)
A hand made recording entitled: "Never Trade These Days"

Featuring Prose based songs

Track listing:
 
1 - CALL OUT TO ME
2 - THREE SUMMER STORIES
3 - LIFE IS HARD
4 - GODLESS CHURCH
5 - I'M NOT GONNA WANNA LEAVE WHEN IT'S TIME TO GO
6 - MY PAST IS A MYSTERY & MY FUTURE IS UN-WRITTEN
7 - NEVER TRADE THESE DAYS
8 - LITTLE BLOSSOMS FALLING DOWN
9 - YOU'RE LIKE A WHISPERWILL
 
 

Written, Recorded, Mixed & Produced by Frank Orrall
Recorded at Hibiscus Blood Muscle
All instruments played by Frank Orrall
C & P 2012 Guava Juice Music BMI
(Life Is Hard contains a sample of Kahil el Zabar on his home made Hand Drums)

NOTES ON THE MAKING OF THE RECORD : By Frank Orrall
 
 
"Every record is a new experiment.
One of the major driving factors for me making this record was that I missed the simple process of how when I first started writing and recording music, at first on my brother's 4 track cassette recorder (and then later with a Fostex cassette 4 track I bought, and set up make shift studio in my bedroom).  Don't get me wrong... I really, really love the proper modern recording studio; fully... to the maximum. However, I also love the original song idea that comes about when you are brain storming pre studio. The Home Studio.
The first 2 PDP records where based on songs from bedroom recording cassettes (the 1st PDP cassette albums).
There is a little magic that gets captured when the vibe is easy and loose.
And with the advent of high quality portable recording gear, what we used to make as demos can now very easily be master recordings.
Now more than ever, it is available to us to capture great quality recordings anywhere (and if the first take is good, which it often is.... you get to keep it:).
Whenever PDP records in a proper studio we make arrangements with the owner of the studio for us to sleep on the couch or the floor if we need to. I like to sleep where I am recording so I can wake up and work when ever I want...& follow the ghost of the song no matter what hour it comes to me.  So, for this record, I made a monk's bed in my living room studio & took my meals, coffee and wine at the mixing desk & slept 4 feet away from my recording equipment and in the room with all my instruments. It really brought me back the a really good place for writing songs; a gentile place where song buds can bloom, free from any expectations,  except to just be their own unique selves. I am very happy to visit the original process again".