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I Wish I Could Talk in Technicolor

by Tom Perona

Tom Perona is a one man band with seven members (all of whom are Tom Perona) who released a collection of rock songs bookended by neopsychedelicpop.
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1. Newton
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2. Positude Additive
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3. Peat
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4. Is Not Is
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5. Candy Store
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6. Kensington
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7. 7th Dragon
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8. Leave It
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9. Nottingham
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10. Universe in B
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11. I Wish I Could Talk in Techincolor
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Tom Perona is a multi-instrumentalist based out of Oak Park, IL who has been playing in bands and recording music since he was nine years old. More recently, Pants performs bass duties for the Chicago based rock band Davenport Ed and the neopsychedelicpostrock band Algernon. He is also one of the founding members of Winfield’s finest rock outfit, the Morningsides.

In the summer of 2012, Tom Perona releases his solo album entitled I Wish I Could Talk in Technicolor. Technicolor is a collection of rock songs bookended by two ambitious tracks; opening with the Phish-inspired Newton (originally written in 1994) and closing with the recently penned neopsychedelic dream state of the title track. The record is heavily inspired by works of rock pioneers Brian Wilson, Syd Barrett, and the Zombies. Sections of the album may remind a listener of a Ben Folds record without piano. Elements of Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and early Smashing Pumpkins can also be heard throughout the production.

I Wish I Could Talk in Technicolor is the first solo effort by Perona (also known by his stage name, Dr. Pants). Although he has produced and written for many albums with other projects, the release of this record is especially rewarding considering the path it took to completion. On January 15, 2001, Tom went into Chicago Recording Company to record a batch of songs that he had written over the past few years. Twelve rhythm tracks were recorded, and over the next six months Pants returned to the studio on three other occasions to record bass, acoustic guitar, and vocal tracks. Rough mixes were made of the sessions, but the songs were never completed and the tapes stood idle for years.

Ten years later, a close friend of Tom's sent him a video that inspired the song Technicolor. Before the song was written, Tom shared the song idea with graphic artist Tim Venchus who sent a preliminary version of the Technicolor artwork back to Perona a few days later. Inspired by the artwork and the Technicolor concept, Perona began sifting through his back catalog. He identified over a dozen songs that had yet to receive proper recording treatment and that had not been performed by any of his other bands. Most of the material had been recorded at CRC back in 2001, but those tapes were long gone and Tom decided to start over.

On September 1, 2011, recording sessions for Technicolor began in earnest at Populist Recording with James Scott at the helm. Perona plays all the instruments on the album save for two pedal steel tracks. Drums and acoustic guitars were recorded first at Populist, and then Tom recorded bass, vocals, and keyboard at his home studio. Following that, electric guitars were added back at Populist and mixing would take place. Perona and Scott finished mixing the album on May 10, 2012, and the album was mastered by Manny Sanchez at In Vault Lab Studios. Manny was the engineer on the incomplete CRC sessions in 2001 which, like all good 113 moments, brings this around full circle to a tidy completion.



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