DENIZ TEK

DETROIT

Citadel (Australia) - cd album  (CITCD-568) - Released: March 2013

Career Records (USA) - CD (cds8018) / Vinyl LP (clp8018) - May 2013

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Detroit was recorded in between 2010 and 2012, primarily in Montana. All ten songs are Deniz Tek originals, no outside material or collaboration was involved. Working in a trio format, all vocals and guitars are performed by the author.

A year of preparation preceeded the sessions for the album that became Detroit. Two songs were recorded with Bob and Steve Brown and then another five songs were demoed at the end of 2010. Album sessions began in January 2011, with Ric Parnell in the drum stool. By the end of the year 15 or 16 songs had been recorded and the focus turned to the finish work. Economical guitars and powerful rhythm section are all that is needed to get the point across A bit of blues harp and some keyboard coloring are the only extravagances.

A vinyl release was always part of the plan. Deniz arranged to take the album to Houston to mix at the famous analog Sugarhill studio, with Mort Bradley behind the desk. At this point it was decided to mix the album in mono as well as stereo. The vinyl release would be released in mono and the CD would get the stereo mix.

The vintage equipment would give the proceedings a proper vacuum tube glow when it hit the master tape.

Detroit is a deep complex album in many ways. The stripped down trio format gives the album a stark sound that carries the weight of the words, a grim assessment of the decline of the Motor City.

 

 

 

CD Track Listing:

Pine Box ( D Tek )
Fate, Not Amenable To Change ( D Tek )
Twilight Of The Modern Age ( D Tek )
Can Of Soup ( D Tek )
Growing Dim ( D Tek )
Ghost Town ( D Tek )
Perfect World ( D Tek )
Falling ( D Tek )
Let Him Pay For That ( D Tek )
I'm Alright ( D Tek )

 

Mono LP Track Listing:

Pine Box ( D Tek )
Twilight Of The Modern Age ( D Tek )
Ghost Town ( D Tek )
Growing Dim ( D Tek )
Perfect World ( D Tek )
Fate, Not Amenable To Change ( D Tek )
Take That Away ( D Tek )
Can Of Soup ( D Tek )
Falling ( D Tek )
I'm Alright ( D Tek )

 

The Musicians:

Deniz Tek - Guitar, Bass, Lead Vocals  /  Ric Parnell - Drums  /  Andy Newman - Bass  /  Bob Brown - Bass  / Ron Sanchez - Keyboards
Daddy Long Legs - Blues Harp /  Tom Morrison - Hammond B3  /  Steve Brown - Percussion / Florient Barbier - Percussion

 

Technical Details:

Produced by Deniz Tek

Engineered by Ron Sanchez at GLEA, Bozeman / Bob Brown at Ship's In, Billings / Andy Newman at Andy's Garage, Sydney / Florent Barbier at CCP Sound, Brooklyn  

Mixed By Deniz Tek and Andy Bradley at Sugarhill, Houston

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