Label
Ropeadope
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
51:39

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Loud 4:22 54
2 Rise, Set, Fall 5:56 31
3 Lake George 1983 8:22 73
4 Dear Old Friend 6:25 31
5 Stop Or I'll Throw My Keys 3:22 55
6 Cave Dweller 5:11 53
7 Fade 4:22 41
8 Mystified 5:56 55
9 Sadde Bags 4:12 37
10 Joyride 3:31 62

About this album

This album is from Tim Collins the vibraphonist who is based in New York. Released 10/14/08 on Ropeadope Digital.

With the release of his new album “Fade”, vibraphonist Tim Collins has found a way to meld raw grooves, lush arrangement, and haunting melody into a powerful unit. Critics and fans alike have hailed Tim as “a world class vibes player” (CJSR-FM), “one of the best vibraphonists” (KMVR-FM) “an exciting player” (All Music Guide) and “nothing less than exemplary” (Downbeat).
“I wanted to make a record that would somehow reflect my love for Milt Jackson, The Police, and Bjork all at the same time,” Collins says.

He uses the vibraphone like a guitar – creating layers with a myriad of effects and sounds that largely haven’t been used by vibraphonists. Ring-modulators, distortion, delay, pitch bending, bowing - all are used by Collins on this album, and it proves to be a rocking combination with bassist Charlie Hunter and drummer Simon Lott.
“I’ve never heard anyone use the vibes like this,” say Hunter, who also produced the record with Collins.
On songs like “Loud” and “Cave Dweller”, the heavily distorted vibes sit on top of dirty punkish grooves. Delay and reverb give Steve Reich-esque qualities to other songs, such as the strings-driven “Lake George 1983” or the trance inducing “Mystified” and “Stop or I’ll Throw My Keys”.
Still other songs are flat out pop songs – with vibes as the lead singer. “Three of these songs actually do have lyrics,” says Tim.

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