"Two People Made This Mess" is the new release from Bronx-by-way-of-Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Paul Tabachneck
This album had two lives: First, Tabachneck planned it as a "living piece," meaning that while he was recording it at home, he was posting work mixes throughout. The plan was to have a fully mastered version at the end, but once he hit his first mixing point, he realized that he wanted to have live drums instead of sequenced, and that there were more layers of arrangement he couldn't get without some help.
15 songs and almost 50 minutes in length, the album was crowdfunded on the platform Rockethub with the support of over 200 people. Tabachneck and co-producer Brandon Wilde began tracking at the end of August 2013 and wrapped production in May 2014. It features the talents of Broken Fences, CKay, Brad Gunyon (All-Night Chemists, Black Bunny), Michael Bellar (As-Is Ensemble, Howie Day), Jesse Prentiss (Pete Bush and the Hoi Polloi, Ritual Space Travel Agency), and Wilde (Black Bunny, Thisway).
End-to-end, the listener will hear Tabachneck's journey through a Shawshank river to find love. Good news! At the end, he finds it.
He is looking forward to writing his next album, and figuring out how to sing about being in love without making everybody ill.
released August 28, 2014
produced by brandon wilde and paul tabachneck
recorded, engineered and mixed at Studio 76
by brandon wilde
additional recording/engineering at
michael bellar’s ‘kitchen & couch’ studio,
at the church recording studios by dana cannone
and at sfs bedford park by paul tabachneck
photos and design by paul tabachneck
artist photo by terence degnan
booking: 347 422 3544 or firstname.lastname@example.org
licensing: (212) 529-3945 or shellybay.com
paul tabachneck: lead and bg vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, glockenspiel, tambourine,
synth, piano, melodia, loops
brandon wilde: bg vocals, keyboards,
electric and bass guitars
michael bellar: acoustic and electric pianos,
organs, accordion, charm
brad gunyon: drums
jesse prentiss: upright bass on “please” and
“trouble,” harmony vocal on “please”
morgan erina, guy russo, nathan zoob: bg vocals on “not giving up,” hand claps on “clap along”
ckay: co-lead vocal on “you’re mine”
all songs written by paul tabachneck
(c) fleshyourcoldhousein music (ascap)
except “peter for paul” and “here goes nothing” written by paul tabachneck and andy mac (c) fleshyourcoldhousein music (ascap)/stay clean music (ascap) and “both sides now” written by joni mitchell (c) crazy crow music (ascap)
mastered by allen farmelo at the snow farm