A pensive, thoughtful rock & roll record with hints of R&B and 80′s guitar pop. For Music Lovers explores themes of spirituality in the mundane, race and class in society, and observation of one’s surroundings. The physical package includes a tape of the full length, a mini-CD of b-sides, and a zine called "Intentional Listening Guide" that explores themes from the album.
released June 1, 2017
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA December 4-6 2016. Additional recording by Talisha Royer, Cody Sean Hazelle, Kyle Keller and Will Murdoch in Phoenix/Flagstaff, AZ and Seattle, WA December 2016-February 2017. "Kyrie Eleison" mixed by Cody Sean Hazelle and "I Walk" mixed by Kyle Keller.
All songs composed by Cesar Ruiz except "Kyrie Eleison" (traditional) and "Tree Tree Tree" by Fred Rogers. All lyrics by Cesar Ruiz except "Kyrie Eleison" (traditional), "I Have Been Taught" by Chazmier Tyler, "A Sacred Anything" by Sean Bonnette and "Tree Tree Tree" by Fred Rogers.
Cesar Ruiz: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ, Piano, Bass Guitar, Sequencer, Synthesizers, Samples, Percussion
Chazmier Tyler: Vocals on "I Have Been Taught"
Cody Sean Hazelle: Synthesizers, Mellotron on "Kyrie Eleison"
Erik Takuichi Wallace: Drums on "Browntown", "Of Course You Love Your Dog", "8yun&hyr0" and "I Saw"
Kyle Keller: Synthesizers and production on "I Walk"
Michael Swenson: Gong on "I Have Been Taught"
Nicholas Wilbur: Drones on "I Have Been Taught"
Talisha Royer: Vocals on "8yun&hyr0"
Will Murdoch: Clarinet on "A Sacred Anything"
Samples used include James Fella "Expanding Gap", No Age "Skinned", A Dog in the Rain "Empty Cathedral"
Album artwork and photograph by Trever Ducote
Released through Phat 'N' Phunky Phonics (#51)