Inception

by James Hoskins

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In listening to this album, I find myself taken off to different states of consciousness, and somehow “Big Bang” seems always to wake me gently back into myself – shifted somewhat, but functionally back again in my “Life”. I hope you enjoy the experience, and please communicate with me any interesting moments that occur for you as you listen!

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released August 24, 2018

TANK CREDITS:

Recorded at The Tank in Rangely, CO June 1, 2017
Sponsored by Godmother M. through the Kickstarter Campaign to create the “Center for Sonic Arts” in 2017.

Cello: 2004 Howard Needham – Guiseppe Rocca model.
Bow: 2003 David Russell Young Gold mounted.

Engineers: Mark Fuller and Bruce Odland
Live 4-microphone setup, and multitrack to Protools.

Essential Soldering: Biz Hertzberg -without whom the recordings would not have taken place.

Solo Cello and Voice: James Hoskins.

Drums on “Big Bang”: Joseph Lukasik (recorded in Louisville, CO).

All Songs Composed by James Hoskins except “A Dreaming of Whales” Composed and Synthesized by Joseph Lukasik from recordings of James Hoskins (Cello) at the same session as the rest of the album.

All Songs Produced by James Hoskins and Joseph Lukasik except “A Dreaming of Whales” Produced by Joseph Lukasik.

All Songs Mixed and Mastered by Joseph Lukasik.

TECHNICAL NOTES:

Mixed and Mastered in Logic Pro X with Universal Audio channel and mastering Plug-ins Audio restoration software by iZotope.

Microphones: Charter Oak E700 – directly in front – Front to Back pickup pattern.
Charter Oak E700 - directly in front – Side to Side pickup pattern.
DPA 4006 – 15 feet up from floor.
DPA 4006 – 30 feet up from floor.

A Particular Thanks to Joseph Lukasik for finding and implementing software which removed artifacts from cellphone pings – thereby rendering these recordings usable.

ARTISTIC CREDITS:

Artwork: Amazingly conceived and executed by Michael Blendermann following vague visionary hints by James Hoskins.

Graphic Design and Production: Malachi Tharp.

CD Cover Design: Malachi Tharp and Michael Blendermann.

Photos: Biz Hertzberg.

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James Hoskins Boulder, Colorado

James Hoskins is a multi-instrumentalist living in the foothills of Boulder, CO.  Primarily known for his use of the cello in a wide variety of genres, he also performs regularly for the band 'Sherefe' on the Bulgarian Gadulka, the Greek Bouzouki, and myriad other Greek and Turkish instruments. He has been a modern-dance accompanist for ~25 years utilizing cello, vocals, & percussion. ... more

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