This EP is the auditory accompaniment to my Facebook Pages 'The Aether Collage.' www.facebook.com/theaethercollage
and Cats & Music www.facebook.com/catsandmusic
Retro-futurism is a thematic element of this EP. Think art deco, airships, streamlining, robots like in the movie “Sky Captain And The World of Tomorrow” www.skycaptain.com
Thank you to prog rock's Yes's/Circa's Billy Sherwood for re-mixing 3FTA to step the sound quality up a notch. Billy could not fix everything, but he did fix a lot. www.billysherwoodhq.com
Finally, a huge THANK YOU!!! to songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/and just plain great guy Dave "Doc" Holladay of Nashville TN for all the support and supporting musicianship related to getting these amateur, skeletal songs realized in greatly expanded instrumental form. In other words, Doc played everything that you hear on this EP besides mandolin. He did a great job given both the tuning and timing oddities that he encountered with the original tapes. www.reverbnation.com/docholladaymusic
Note: I have webcast my freeform, eclectic Live365.com
radio show "Newgrass, Prog & More!" since 2003. I've interviewed such music notables as Chris Squire, Carl Palmer, Alan White, Ian Anderson, Sam Bush, John Cowan and many others from both the progressive rock and Americana communities there:
released 01 August 2011
All vocals and mandolin: Steve Sikes-Nova/Tuxedo Cat Sings!
All other instrumentation/arrangements: Dave "Doc" Holladay (Crucial Smith) Nashville TN.
Harmony vocals on "Songs From The Flood": Kyle Wood (Crucial Smith), Nashville TN. Kyle's great CD 'The Kyle Wood Project: OFF THE RAILS' can be purchased at iTunes.
Re-mixed April, 2012 by Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa:)
All Words and Music reg. copyright 2011, Steve Sikes-Nova, All Rights Reserved. All songs BMI.