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Carol Lipnik: Selected Albums

Find out about Carol Lipnik’s art-song collection, Almost Back to Normal.

A collaboration with luminous pianist Matt Kanelos and eclectic violin virtuoso/producer Jacob Lawson, the album blends lush, mystical soundscapes with hints of the baroque, jaunty Brecht-Weill cabaret, old-school soul music and the avant garde, all of it imbued with Carol’s signature phantasmagoria and droll, absurdist humor.

Recorded using an 1895 Steinway grand piano in the world-class sonics of Peter Karl Studios in Brooklyln, it’s a collection of tersely intense songcraft and longer-scale, psychedelically-tinged mood pieces.

Produced by Jacob Lawson; Carol Lipnik – vocals and Woodrow; Matt Kanelos – 1895 Steinway Grand Piano, Casio sk-1, chord organ, keyboards; Jacob Lawson – violins, additional keyboards, background vocals.

 

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1. Oh, The Tyranny play track
2. Honey Pot
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3. Almost Back To Normal
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4. Crow’s Nest
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5. Sonadora Dreamer
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6. Lost Days And Songs
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7. The Things That Make You Grow
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8. The Oyster And The Sand
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9. Life Line
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10. Some People’s Souls
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11. Farewell, Stranger
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12. Troubled Waters
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The Things That Make You Grow
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Cloud Girl

Produced by Jacob Lawson and Carol Lipnik

Carol Lipnik – vox, guitar, toy piano, harpsichord; Dred Scott – piano, percussion, wurlitzer; Jacob Lawson – electric violin, electronics; Rob Jost – bass

 

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1. Freakhouse Blues
2. Falling/ Floating
3. Last Dance
4. Traveling
5. Where You Goin’?
6. Crushed
7. Mermaid Blues
8. Morir Sonando
9. Cloud Girl

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My Life As A Singing Mermaid

Recorded mostly live at Dan Dobson’s Loft
Engineered by Bradford Reed
Mixed by Bradford Reed and Carol Lipnik
Mastered by Moses Nagel at The Warehouse

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1 The Singing Mermaid
2 Medicine Man
3 Third Rail
4 The Pinhead’s Lullabye
5 Needle In Your Eye
6 List Of Attractions (of Coney Island)
7 Green Light
8 Mint Condition
9 Morir Soñando
10 Sister Rosemarie
11 Super Model
12 I Wanna Be Sedated

Carol Lipnik – vocals, guitar
Josh Matthews – drums, percussion, tenor guitar
David Kannenstine – bass
Bruce Huron – sax
Guest artists:
Mia Theodoratus – harp
Bradford Reed – pencilina
Jeff Berman – percussion, marimba, bowed flexitone, glockenspiel
Will Holshouser – accordion, horn arrangements
Jacob Varmus – trumpet
Jacob Garchic – trombone
Sasha Forte – violin

Hope Street

Arrangements by Spookarama and Bradford Reed
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Bradford Reed May 2002 through July 2002 at FT.LD. Studio, Brooklyn, NY, 
Mastered by Moses Nagel, Red Sea Mastering,Beacon, NY

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1 Hope Street
2 Voodoo Doll
3 By This River
4 Wild Pony/Ago Chango
5 Plain Gold Ring
6 Rags And Old Iron
7 I Don’t Know How To Stop
8 The Twist
9 Sister Rosemarie
10 Language Of The Heart
11 Reality
12 In Faith

SPOOKARAMA:
Carol Lipnik – vocals, guitar, organ, piano
Marlon Cherry – lead guitar, percussion 
David Kannenstine – bass
Geoff Mann – drums, percussion, trumpet, flute
with special guests:
Tom Ward – guitar 
Bradford Reed – organ, drum machine, Mellotron,
samples, synthesizer

Their latest CD, Hope Street, strives to be the soundtrack to a lost soul’s lonely stroll down a seedy New Orleans Street, there lulled into a derelict brothel by Lipnik’s eerie multi-octave wail and Spookarama’s brand of blues, mixing voodoo and psychedelic. The music steers for melancholy by way of the carnival-esque and the creepy. No surprise, since Lipnik grew up by the defunct funhouses and rickety rides of Coney Island.
-Village Voice

Carol Lipnik’s atmospheric, carnivalesque sound (check out the new Hope Street) has won them a loyal following. If Coney Island had a cabaret scene, Lipnik would be its queen.
-Time Out New York

Lipnik’s moody voice conveys the feeling of being stuck at midnight in the middle of the winter in Coney Island, the neighborhood of her youth..
-The New Yorker

Carol Lipnik’s Spookerama evokes a Coney Island of the ear full of ghostly, carnivalesque moments.
-The New York Times

Ghostly images of Brooklyn, pelvic grooves and a New Orleans voodoo/creepy carnival feel combine to make Lipnik a must-see.
-Shout

If DJ Spooky mix-melded Laura Nyro’s New York Tendaberry with Tom Waits’ Mule Variations it might sound something like Carol Lipnik and Spookarama
-Waterfront Week

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