This is my second full length solo album recorded and mixed over a period of several months mostly in my own apartment. Drums were played by Dan McQuinn and recorded by John McGuire. John also mixed two songs, “Ladders” and “Magic”.
“Hedges’ compositions — which range from broadly atmospheric to more direct and upbeat — are elegant, his songwriting mature and accomplished and his soundscapes provocative and full of depth.”
- Citybeat Magazine
released 24 October 2010
Produced by Joe Hedges
All songs written by Joe Hedges © 2010 Machines & Dreams (BMI)
Recorded by Joe Hedges in his OTR apartment
and John McGuire at J-Mac Sound Studios in Cincinnati, OH
Additional recording on “Wait For You” by Eric Stewart at Geno's Sound Cavern in Middletown, OH
Mixed by Joe Hedges except:
"Magic" and "Ladders" Mixed by John McGuire at J-Mac Sound Studios in Cincinnati, OH
Dan McQuinn played drums on “Magic”, “I Can Try”, “Ladders”, “Proletarian”, “Cicadas”, and “Epinephrine”
Amy Hedges sang on “Cemetery Sun” and “Epinephrine”
Paintings and Design by Joe Hedges
This one's for you, Mom--thanks for your unconditional love and support over the years. Thanks to Emma for helping me to relax. This collection of songs would not be what it is without the contributions of the knowledgeable and talented John McGuire who kept my sonic senses in check by mixing "Magic" and "Ladders" and by carefully and artfully recording most of the lead vocals and drums. Thanks to my longtime musical brother and partner in rhythm Dan McQuinn who played some challenging and creative drum parts. Thanks also to Eric Stewart for always urging me to loosen up and have fun in the studio and to my sister Amy Hedges for lending me her beautiful voice and letting me borrow her accordian and her mandolin. Thanks to Brian Ives for being a good friend and keeping the JFK machine going. Thanks to Blumpy, who first urged me to make a solo album out of the strange songs I never played for anyone and who taught me a great deal about making music through producing my previous album Curvature. Thanks to Craig Barron, my music industry advisor and friend in Los Angeles. Thanks to Sam Dobrozsi, Travis Delaney, T Wong Miller, Jason Morgan, Ken Lewis, Aaron Thomas, and Drew Phillips--producers and musicians and friends who have taught, pushed, and inspired me over the years. Thanks also to Kevin Muente at Northern Kentucky University for the guidence that enabled me to create these oil paintings. Thanks especially to you! It is a great honor to communicate with you through the anceint mediums of music and art. I hope you enjoy listening to this album as much as I enjoyed making it.
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