This is the first official release from Powderhorn Cranes.
Tracks 1 & 3: Music by F. James Bardozi. Vocals by Ramona Fields. Lyrics by Bardozi and Fields. Recorded at home in July of 2010. Mixed (Bardozi) and mastered (Big Cats) in Fall 2011.
Produced by Big Cats. Remix drums and instrumentation by Big Cats. Original instrumentation by F. James Bardozi. Vocals by Ramona Fields. Remix arrangement by Big Cats and Bardozi. Lyrics by Bardozi and Fields. Recorded at home in July of 2010. Remixed and mastered by Big Cats in Fall 2011.
Cover art "The Blue Girl" (detail) and page banner by Christopher Ryba-Tures - used with permission.
released 27 May 2013
Founded in 2010, Powderhorn Cranes is an experimental collaborative lo-fi studio project based in Saint Paul, MN. The foundational member F. James Bardozi, a veteran Twin Cities multi-instrumentalist, operates as project engineer in his low-tech makeshift home studiowith a 4-track and a computer that's over a decade old.
The identities of the slow-building number of members - including singers, musicians, poets, authors and visual artists from around the nation - are kept anonymous, each member favoring an alias.
The sound focuses on texture and amateur/crude recording techniques, and most flaws are kept in the mixes. Keyboards and computer effects are used minimally in favor of no-frills beat sequencing, manually manipulated stringed instruments and stompboxes.
More sounds: soundcloud.com/f-james-bardozi
Contact directly: firstname.lastname@example.org