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The Orbiting Human Circus

by The Music Tapes

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released February 10, 2017

Tracks 1 and 3 written by Julian Koster
Track 2 written by Dino Olivieri, Louis Eugene Bernard Poterat, and Giuseppe Nino Rastelli; arranged by Thomas Hughes and Julian Koster
Track 4 written by Irving Berlin; arranged by Julian Koster

Julian Koster: Vocals, bowed banjo, chord organ, singing saw
Robbie Cucchiaro: Euphonium, trumpet, valve trombone
Thomas Hughes: Orkestral arrangement, calliope organ arrangement
Ian Ludders: Singing saw

Songs recorded to Presto Record Lathe (1940s), tape, and computer.
Steve Espinola: Presto Lathe recordist
Pete Wells: Engineer
Andy LeMaster: Engineer, “City of Lights”

Artwork by Julian Koster and Christy Gressman



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The Music Tapes Athens, Georgia

The Music Tapes’ vision began taking shape in the ’90s, during which time mastermind Julian Koster also became a key member of Neutral Milk Hotel and a contributor to The Olivia Tremor Control and other legendary members of the enormously influential Elephant 6 collective. ... more

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