Reade McCardell | Frets

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by Reade McCardell

An odd, genuine collection of compositions curiously, carefully wrought.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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1. Torch
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2. That's a Plate, Not a Room
3:22 $0.99
3. That's Not What We're Here to Talk About
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4. Bastien
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5. Card Catalog Drawers
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6. Archived
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7. Ask Linda Godfrey
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8. You've Wanted to Write a Cyberpunk Novel
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9. Ihlya and I
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10. Sticker
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11. Controversial
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12. Opinion
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13. Tendon
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Album Notes
'Frets' is an album about - among other things - lists. So, in lieu of a flailing description, below you'll find several incomplete, though helpful lists.

Types of People Involved In The Project - sound engineers, ministers, former-grocers, musicians, athletes, arachnophobes.

Instruments Used - marimba, guitar, mandocello, melodica, pedal steel, cavaquinho.

Nouns Used In The Lyrics - guest, villa, guilt, visor, wound, curio, sheep, mouth, cherub, porcelain.



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Vicky Harris

I haven't been this excited about a new recording artist in years - The writing is beyond original - sometimes I don't know what the hell he's talking about and yet I'm hooked. His voice and the melodies are both beautiful and haunting. I swear he's added a few new notes to the scale and as a singer, I'm wondering...did he just do that? He is his own genre - there's a little folk, little jazz, little pop, little punk, little country,..what the hell? Somehow it all works. Somebody should sign this kid!

Tom Casetta

A Future Lost Gem
Some of us find these lost albums that fall through the cracks, usually when they are resurrected and issued lifetimes later. We seek to pull together a bio sketch of the artist, the album's process and the world around him at the time, as we marvel over the melodies and words presented to us. Frets could easily become on of those that people will discover years from now and they, much like the anthropologist who finds a tooth and deducts that its owner was left-handed, walked with a limp and had sustained himself via a diet of narcotic plums will create sketch of Reade McCardell that leaves us pondering who this man was.

The good news is you don't have to wait for someone to unearth this delight, rather it is here for your ears now and we can not only enjoy it, but we can find out if Reade is really like. That could be far more interesting (or frigtening) than our future deductions.