I have to agree with my bandmates: before Phyllis Bramson's astonishingly odd and beautiful art graced our latest recording, this was probably our best CD design. I think the different insert panels accompany the tracks on this website. Judah Nagler, the wunderkind behind the Velvet Teen, designed the art for this CD, back when Kelly was robbing that 19-year-old cradle. Judah's quite a wonder, mid-to-late-twenties, I'm thinking. And he's pretty much a genius, and the co-founder and former drummer for the Velvet Teen was Logan Whitehurst, the deceased prodigy honored in our latest album.
This was the last album co-produced and engineered by Chris Manning, my audio amanuensis. In many cases, he improved on ideas I had, and I will always be grateful for the help he gave me throughout the '90s.
released October 23, 2001
Greg Giles- vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
Kelly Atkins- vocals, keyboards, organ, flute, xylophone, samples, optigan
Joe Ostrowski- electric guitar, scream on Mechanical Angels
Ethan Turner- drums, percussion, samples
Dan Jones- bass
Nils Erickson- electric guitar on Force of Habit
Nathan Paine- dumbek and handclaps on Mompha Termina
Chris Manning- shaker on Pilot Light
Produced by Chris Manning and 20ML
Originally released by Fortune Records
Recorded and Mixed by Chris Manning
Assisted by Ethan Turner
Kiddie Porn Sting recorded by Ethan Turner, mixed by Chris Manning
Technical engineering and digital editing by Ethan Turner
Recorded and mixed at Owl Mountain, Inverness, Ca.
Mastered by John Cuniberti at The Plant Mastering, Sausalito, Ca.
Graphic Design, drawings, inside flower photo and layout:
Color Photography in cover collage by Nikki Pratchios
Black and White portraits by Mia Greene, Toni Greene, and Nikki Pratchios
Special thanks to Daisin the mountain lion for meows and lovin'.
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