Recorded, mixed and mastered by The OddTones
WAYLAND HARMAN: trumps - micro A and others, mouthbow, clackamore, ashiko (african drum), piano, didjeridu (didj), kalimba, CD engineering and production, graphic art
MARK POSS: trumps, kubing, dejembe (another african drum), hand claps, vocals, lyrics (Horrors of the show), throat singing, cymbals, finger cymbals, rainstick, clackamore, guiro, 4 piece trap set, CD engineering and production, text and graphic editor.
MICHAEL BRUESCH: electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, vocals, lyrics, CD text and liner notes, musical director/arranger/songwriter, gig booker,
Special thanks to:
BARRY SHERMAN for his didj part on Barry Good
This oddio production is a fusion of what we know (Western & European influence) and what we have learned (3rd world and Eastern influence). Let it always be so.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by The OddTones using The OddTones Traveling Studio. DogFrogCatFish recorded live at the North American Jew's Harp Festival 1997.
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Dr. Fred Carne Editor of the Trump journal VIM
Mouth Music Press dbs 2204. The OddTones, Were Allowed. The OddTones are Wayland Harmon (trumps, clackamore [his invention]), Mark Poss (trumps, vocals), Michael Bruesch (guitars, mandolin, vocals), and all on numerous percussion and mouth-resonated instruments. Ten of the 17 tracks include trumping (and they call the instrument trump, bless their souls!). The notes make quite a point of the oddness of the music. WellIve heard odd music in my time, even sought it out, and I have to say that Ive heard a lot odder than this. What I hear is a personal concoction of a little bit of country and quite a bit of blues, with elements of jazz and world music. The trump aficionado will take much satisfaction in hearing the ways the trump is usedvery few of them traditional; the tracks that feature the trump are memorable. I hope it wont sound like faint praise if I say that this is very pleasant, listenable music throughout. Its hot off the press, or whatever CDs come off of. Order from Mouth Music Press, PO Box 6444, Boise, ID 83707, U.S.A.; www.mouthmusic.com.
Bart Hopkin - Editor, Experimental Musical Instruments
Many thanks for sending the OddTones CD. I love it. the mouthmusic
DaveX - DJ - "It's Too Damn Early" radio show, WDBX 91.1FM, Illinois
The Odd Tones[www.oddtones.com] - Using such diverse instruments as jaw harps, djembes, nose flutes, and even some throat singing, the Odd Tones put together an extremely listenable album that neatly avoids the new-age garbage that is so often forced on these instruments. Most incredible are the new ways in which Odd Tones Wayland, Mark, and Michael find to fit the instruments together. A more subtle form of experimental music that doesn't get explored very often, like finding cool things in your backyard, instead of going to find them at the bottom of the ocean.