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The Detangler

by Ariel Zevon

Wry, heartbreaking & often humorous tales of modern love & life on a digitized planet, brilliantly delivered by one of Vermont's newest & most original voices.
Genre: Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
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1. Refugee Without a Nation
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2. Cold Hearted Empath
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3. Lonely Boat
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4. A Solitary Union
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5. Digitize My Heart
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6. World of Our Sin
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7. I'll Be a Curse
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8. The Detangler
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9. Je maintiendrai
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10. Better Than
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11. Bawlin'
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12. Bitches Cry Too
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13. Ice Queen
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14. My Fickle Heart
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15. Holy Planet
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16. Stupid Lovely Song
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Detangler © 2018 Thunder Ridge Records
All songs by Ariel Zevon © 2018 Ariel Zevon/Horse Thief Publishing/BMI
Produced, recorded & mixed by Kristina Stykos at Pepperbox Studio, Chelsea VT pepperboxstudio.com
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian, Kevorkian Mastering, NYC kevorkianmastering.com
Package design & layout by Dawn Patrol, LA
Photography by Mark Collier collierphoto.com

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"We began this "experiment" a few years ago with no idea where it might lead... A couple of winters later and after many twists and turns in hearts, minds and souls, an album has materialized...

It might've been good enough to have created the songs and sent them out into the airwaves and cyber tubes...but, we are old schoolers and tactile folk. Nothing beats an album you can hold in your hand, read, flip through artwork and pictures while you studiously listen to each new song. So, we decided we wanted to honor our work by putting it out on CDs that we could physically send or hand to people. Hence, our Kickstarter campaign ... which was successful in raising us $5,000 towards our costs!

For us, this is a project of love and passion, healing and creating. Our intention is not to fill our pockets with gold. Any money generated that is over and beyond our costs to make the album will go to causes that support Food Sovereignty and the Health and Peace of our Planet. "

- Ariel Zevon

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Producer Kristina Stykos writes:

"I met Ariel in an old, abandoned department store somewhere between the shoe rack & the lawn furniture, back in 2006. She had an apron on, and was probably trying to push a commercial oven up the back staircase by herself or something like that. She’s a bit of a D-I-Y freak, if you haven’t noticed. Oh, I guess I am too. I was probably carrying a guitar in one hand and a P.A. system in the other, trying to get it all through a door stuck open about five inches. Both of us are in our element when the odds are nil and the needle reading is pinned to “impossible”. So naturally when I asked her if she’d like to make a record, it was rather like asking her to paint the ceiling using a toe nail clipper. She jumped on the idea with the enthusiasm of someone who had just been invited to the prom and been given a paper bag to wear. This is the spirit in which we launched our rickety canoe into the uncharted, raging river of self-discovery called “making a record”.

Here in Vermont, practically everything artistic is a neighborly, crafty affair, oft known as “an experiment”. That way if you fail, you just sweep up and call it a day. There is still wood to split, goats to milk and a sweet quiet at the end of the day filling up the muddy dooryard. We consider ourself lucky if our friends live within 50 miles. That’s not such a bad drive. Why, on a spring day just think of how many birdcalls and frog tweets might flood in through the car window between here and there? Ariel didn’t think anything of motoring out in all kinds of weather to make our sessions at my studio on the mountain. Debriefing the twists of life over hot tea and fresh fruit tart, we took our first baby steps. The songs began as snippets on crumpled papers & iPhone recordings and grew bigger wings; raw, rambunctious, powerful, deceptively tender, they began to populate my brain.

It’s true, we seem to be pushing upstream against the sway of a world gone insane. But projects like this prove that building from the ground up, we can exercise integrity in our process and make something of value to be passed, heart to heart. That’s all it is. And you’re going to like it."

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SONG CREDITS

1. Refugee Without a Nation
Ariel Zevon: lead vocal, guitar
Kristina Stykos: acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, keyboard, bass, backup vocal
Jeff Berlin: drums & percussion

2. Cold Hearted Empath
Ariel Zevon: vocal
Kristina Stykos: acoustic & electric guitars, bass, backup vocals
Neal Massa: piano
Jeff Berlin: drums

3. Lonely Boat
Ariel Zevon: vocal
Kristina Stykos: electric guitar, keyboard, bass
Patrick Ross: cello
Matt Musty: drums & percussion

4. Solitary Union
Ariel Zevon: vocal, piano

5. Digitize My Heart
Ariel Zevon: vocals, piano
Kristina Stykos: acoustic & electric guitars, keyboard, bass, drum

6. World of Our Sin
Ariel Zevon: vocal
Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass
Val McCallum: electric guitar
Matt Musty: drums & percussion

7. I’ll Be A Curse
Ariel Zevon: lead vocal, piano
Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, keyboards
Val McCallum: electric guitar, bass, backup vocals
Matt Musty: drums & percussion

8. The Detangler
Ariel Zevon: lead vocal
Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, uke, keyboard, bass
Gary Hubbard: trumpet
Jeff Berlin: drums & percussion
Abby Jenne: backup vocals

9. Je Maintiendrai
Ariel Zevon: vocal
Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, keyboard, bass
Patrick Ross: cello
Jeff Berlin: drums & percussion

10. Better Than
Ariel Zevon: vocal
Kristina Stykos: keyboard, bass
Val McCallum: acoustic & electric guitars
Matt Musty: drums & percussion

11. Bawlin’
Ariel Zevon: lead vocal, backup vocal
Kristina Stykos: bass, keyboards, uke, acoustic guitar
Gary Hubbard: trumpet
Matt Musty: drums & percussion
Abby Jenne: backup vocal

12. Bitches Cry Too
Ariel Zevon: lead vocal
Kristina Stykos: acoustic & electric guitars, mandola, uke, keyboards, bass, backup vocals
Gary Hubbard: trumpet
Matt Musty: drums & percussion
Lani McKay: backup vocals

13. Ice Queen
Ariel Zevon: vocal, piano

14. My Fickle Heart
Ariel Zevon: vocal
Patrick Ross: fiddle
Patrick (Pappy) Biondo: banjo
Val McCallum: guitar

15. Holy Planet
Ariel Zevon: vocals
Kristina Stykos: acoustic guitar, keyboard
Val McCallum: electric guitar
Jeff Berlin: drums & percussion

16. Stupid Lovely Song
Ariel Zevon: vocal
Patrick (Pappy) Biondo: banjo


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Glenn W Speake

Outstanding return of outstanding musical family
Ariels down to earth sound and brutally honest voice made this a very enjoyable album for me.
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