These songs combine years of somewhat detailed planning and overthinking with a tinge of on-the-spot improvisation. The finished product ended up being something much different than I had initially envisioned, and mostly in a good way. I tried to leave some room for that kind of spontaneity to occur, which I think you'll hear much of on this record. Each tune was recorded in individual evening sessions, making the record a collection of Evening Long Songs.
This album wouldn't have been possible without these folks who deserve much more than a liner note thank you...
Ian Meilinger for the insight, patience and skills he was so kindly willing to share in the making of this thing. Chris Arena Chris Chris Arena, Mike Pipes, Cristian Varga, Matthew Reynolds, Dustin Schneider, and anyone else who's ever given half a hoot about the music I make.
Thanks for listening,
released December 10, 2015
All songs written by Salvatore Fiteni
Recorded and mixed by Ian Meilinger, Northport & Huntington, NY
Produced by Ian Meilinger and Salvatore Fiteni
Mastered by Cristian Varga at Mastervargas, New York, NY www.mastervargas.com
Recording took place in Northport, NY in the Spring and Summer of 2014 with additional mixing in Huntington, NY
Album art by Matthew Reynolds.
Salvatore FIteni: Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, electric guitar, backing vocals, tambourine
Ian Meilinger: Drums on most tracks, bass, backing vocals, good vibes, whistling, tamborine, electric guitar
Chris Arena: Drums on "Worn Down Track"
Mike Pipes: Bass on "Avoiding Island Doldrums" and "Strange To Be Alive At All In Time" (this baseline really ties the song together if I say so myself!) and one of the electric guitars on Island Doldrums.