Dario Lozano-Thornton is a Spanish-Irish musician, recording engineer & programmer living in Newcastle Upon Tyne who loves old instruments, beautiful microphones and tape. "42 Rokeby Terrace”, his debut album, mixes elements of Blues, Free Improvisation, Jazz, Musique Concrete and Psychedelica. His aesthetic is strongly influenced by the Dogme 95 "Vow of Chastity”, and he modified the rules to fit with the process of making and recording music in the spare room of his house, proudly outside of any explicit studio spaces. This is intimate music which retains the sound of Rokeby Terrace without any recourse to digital reverb. The lyrics and music are almost all first take improvisations and you can email him at dlozanothornton(at)gmail.com for a full list of exceptions.
Recorded using Schoeps, Wunder, Coles, DPA & Beyer microphones.
Mastered on a Revox PR-99 MKIII machine to 1/4" tape.
Daniel Egdell: Drums and Shakers on “Find A Home”, “Drag Your Sentences”, “Bastard Blues”, “Your Cow Won't Bark” and Mattress on “Insect Blues”
John Pope: Double Bass on “Drag Your Sentences” and “Bastard Blues”
Lily Jackson: Lead Vocal on “Drag Your Sentences” and additional vocal on tape on "Cut-Outs"
Jacob Zoob: Additional Finger-Snaps on “Your Cow Won't Bark” and album photographer.
Faye MacCalman: Tenor Saxophone on “Drag Your Sentences” and "Bastard Blues". Clarinet on "Bastard Blues"
Niles Krieger: Violin on “Cut-Outs”
Bevan Morris: Double Bass on “Cut-Outs”
Tobias Illingsworth: Helped in the recording of Synth-based percussion on “A Gamelan of Wires”
All Recording, Editing, Mastering and Writing by Dario Lozano-Thornton in 42 Rokeby Terrace, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Particular thanks must be given to Lily Jackson, Daniel Egdell, Jacob Zoob, Kieran Rafferty, Phil Begg, Will Edmondes and Ilya Tarnopolskiy who helped me with their constructive criticism and patience as I endlessly listened to this music in an attempt to refine it.
Ive spent days coming up with words for you
if you had any doubt about it
you drag your sentences
across the cracks of mine
Track Name: A Gamelan of Wires
Why is the truth so expensive, when
some sounds are just made out of wood and wire
and some of glass
some debris just washes to shore
and some are searched for.
This is my periodic table
of Rokeby Terrace
Filled with errors.
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