Most songs were written not sitting at a piano or holding a guitar but rather in Ricchini’s preferred method- riding the subway. He’d dream up these songs riding the 3 miles from the Race Street to the Tasker/Morris stop; humming the songs as he walked home before desperately searching for his digital dictaphone before he forgot the new melody and arrangement playing in his head.
Ricchini self-produced the record using pro studios for rhythm, harpsichord, piano and vocal tracks. The bulk of the recordings, however, were done in a spare bedroom in his South Philly row home. Percussion tracks were cut remotely and feature a vibraphone, timpani and massive marimba cut at The University of Pennsylvania’s Irvine Auditorium. Members of Philly bands such as BC Camplight and Buried Beds played on the record along with classical players doing strings, woodwinds, clarinet, and accordion. A pocket symphony if you will.
Edited by bricchini on 26 Dec 2010, 20:10
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