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These songs came about in an odd way. I say “came about,” rather than “were written,” because I feel as if they wrote themselves. I got a hold of a zoom 8-tracker/digital beat-maker shortly after Thanksgiving of 2014. These songs were put together using the aforementioned 8-tracker, a Yamaha 76 key keyboard, a Line 6 digital delay/loop pedal, and a condenser microphone, over the course of three days. The focus was on doing everything “naturally.” That is to say, I didn’t prepare any music for these recordings ahead of time. All were written and recorded on the spot. Tracks 1-5 and 7-10 were multi-tracked. All sounds on them were made with the keyboard and delay pedal. Track 6 was recorded live using a smart phone, the keyboard, delay pedal, and beat-maker.
Brandon Locher mixed the songs, and edited the cover art.
All songs, sounds, lyrics, and artwork were created by Sean T. Jackson (Laika, The Astro-Hound)
Interesting fact: my father was born 4 days before Laika was launched into space via Sputnik. I chose this name for a project when I was 15; sometimes it’s indiscernibly interesting to find history towards the things which appeal to you.
Thanks to everyone who is supportive of my work, and if you aren’t supportive of my work, thank you anyway. -Sean