Arrison Kirby with Dustin Milotte & Brite Flowers
The Micro Jackson EP
“Living on my Own”
Written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby
except “Living on my Own” written by Freddie Mercury.
Arrison Kirby – vocals, acoustic guitar, beats, keys, drums
Dustin Milotte – guitars / additional guitar composition
Brite Flowers – bass / additional bass composition
Artwork by Aaron Shugart-Brown
Recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN
The mighty London music press outfit, Supajam, provided an early look at forthcoming, The Micro Jackson EP, by Arrison Kirby, with Dustin Milotte and Brite Flowers. Specifically, they shared the first single, “Action.”
There is this question of Paul McCartney playing Americana. That is far too humbling of a comparison for comment. Thanks, Supajam!
The Micro Jackson EP is the fifth release from Knoxville producer, Arrison Kirby. It features Dustin Milotte (Star Mountain, Hypenkrunk) on guitar and the mysterious Brite Flowers on bass.
With the exception of a Freddie Mercury cover (“Living on my Own”), this collection of songs was written by Kirby over a series of years. Milotte and Flowers were commissioned specifically for a one-time performance at Checkpoint Charlie’s in New Orleans. These versions, with each of their own compositional additions, were arranged, rehearsed and recorded over a series of sessions in 2012
Milotte’s guitar gives this release more of a southern feel than Kirby’s previous recordings, while maintaining the avant-garde foundation that Kirby typically works from. The sound captured here is at times reminiscent of Wilco, mated with Ben Folds, David Byrne, and a touch of Devo playing the Grateful Dead.
This is the nineteenth release from Knoxville’s El Deth recording label. It will be digitally available through all major online distributors on October 15th, 2013.
Here’s the first single….
Originally, “Michael in the War” was supposed to be the first song from <em>Aries</em> to have a video made for it. Lots of big ideas floated around, but the human condition ultimately hindered production.
So instead I edited down a bunch of old, dark footage filmed in San Francisco, California and Great Sand Dunes National Monument in Colorado – circa 2000. The grey colors of the Colorado scenes are natural. There was no manipulation with a computer, in these regards.
Vents Magazine published a rather lengthy and complimentary review of the new album from Arrison Kirby, Aries. Once again, another media outlet suggests that Arrison’s music goes hand in hand with hallucinogenic drugs. Who could – or would want to – argue with that?
This is some interesting feedback. NOIZZ is “dedicated to dark sounds,” so it’s good to know that Aries was worthy of their review.
English speakers will have to select that language in the sidebar to read it as such.
“There will be a few who love him, many who do not understand at all and others who hate him.”
Written, performed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Arrison Kirby
but for the following exceptions…
Bernie Worrell (4.19) cowrote and played keys on “Scrappy”
Damon Albarn (3.23) and Blur, wrote “On Your Own”
Jacynda Minor (4.18) designed and painted the album cover
Jakob Esaw (4.6) wrote and spoke the monologue (The Monstros Cities
on the Border of Electro City) on “Kactus Trilogy”
Jared Stoneberg (3.28) sang backup on “Bristol”
Jenna Getsi (4.1 ) sang backup on “Michael in the War”
Kactus (4.17) cowrote, spoke and sang on “Kactus Trilogy”
Matthew Zingg (3.25) Drew the traycard picture, cowrote, played
bass, and spoke on “Bloom”
Tyler Newton (3.23) played bass on “Bristol”
Zach Fallon (4.11) played bass on “Michael in the War”
Dogs: Remy and Maggie
Recorded at El Studio, Knoxville, TN
Additional recording by Andy Janowiack and Jenna Getsi