Work: Part Two

Walter Salas-Humara

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I'm very happy to announce the completion of the next volume of the Work series, the new album "Work: Part Two". It's produced by the amazing Rich Brotherton.

It features Rich on guitar, mandolin, dobro, 12-string guitar and cittern, Jonathan Rundman on piano and accordion, Mary Rowell and Maddy Brotherton on violn, Amy Allison along with Rich and Jonathan on supporting vocals, Kathy Brotherton on Piano and EJ Jones on flute.

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Explodes and Disappears

Walter Salas-Humara

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Walter rocks a sweet Spanish melody, swings a sexy jazz number, and then reaches deep for a soulful expression of values in a troubled world. He tops it all with a funky number chronicling three American misfits searching for peace of mind and headed for disaster on the shores of Mexico -- all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. Original release April 12, 2016 - Sonic Pyramid.

Produced and Mixed by Walter Salas-Humara. “Don’t Tear Me Down” Produced and Mixed by Vincent Gates. Mastered by Dave McNair. Recorded by Franz Sonnauer, Vincent Gates, Konrad Meissner, Joe Reyes, Jonathan Rundman, Rod Hohl, Andrea Wittgens, Steve Hamilton, Tom Freund, and Walter Salas-Humara. Design by Sheila Sachs. Photography by Ignacio Salas-Humara and Amy Daggett.

Working The Waterfront, The Best Thing, Don't Tear Me Down, and Penelope were written at The Steel Bridge Songfest.

Special thanks to the Executive Producers who generously supported the making of this album: Rich Bailen, Sophie and Josie Bassett, Steve Brown, Joe Kempler and Ellen Miller, Ron and Julie Kern, Mickey, Nikki, Eve and Aaron Martin, John C. McCulloch, Scott Robinson, Bill Sifer, Larry and Amy Young and Friends.

Musicans: Walter Salas-Humara, Jonathan Rundman, Joe Reyes, Maex Huber, Philipp Knaap, Scott Garber, Andrea Wittgens, Brad Bays, Ryan Williams, Konrad Meissner, Rod Hohl, Liv Mueller, Mark Dixon, Vincent Gates, Jimm McIver, Tarl Knight, Greg Roteik, Sarven Manguiat, Tom Freund, and Paul Cullum.

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  1. 1 Diner by the Train 06:29 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Working the Waterfront 05:00 Lyrics
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  3. 3 The Sunshine and the Moon 03:14 Lyrics
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  4. 4 The Best Thing 03:47 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Don't Tear Me Down 03:32 Lyrics
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  6. 6 I Will Remember You 04:25 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Penelope 03:14 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Shitload of Cash 03:26 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Another Fairy Tale 04:00 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Sea of Cortez 04:48 Lyrics
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Work: Part One

Walter Salas-Humara

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The first in a series of albums showcasing acoustic versions of my best songs. This album spans my songs written in the 80s. Produced by Richard Brotherton, and performed by me, Richard, Mary Rowell and Amy Allison. Original release December 1, 2015 - Sonic Pyramid.

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Richard Brotherton. Mastered by Dave McNair. Package Design by Sheila Sachs.

Musicians: Walter Salas-Humara, Richard Brotherton, Mary Rowell, and Amy Allison.

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Curve and Shake

Walter Salas-Humara

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Curve and Shake is all about the struggle to sustain hope and remain available to possibility even as our lives “twist, bend, curve and shake.” The ephemerality of so much that we want to believe is permanent about our lives is beautifully captured in the floating musical landscapes that Walter conjures for this album. -Anthony DeCurtis ROLLING STONE. Original release August 12, 2014 - Sonic Pyramid.

Produced by Walter Salas-Humara. Mixed by Walter Salas-Humara and Ryan Williams at Studio Double You. Mastered by Dave McNair at Dave McNair Mastering.

Recorded by Walter Salas-Humara, Pat Kearns, Gar Robertson, Steve Drizos, Jason Victor, and Aaron Victor.

Painting by Walter Salas-Humara. Photograph by Andy Goodwin. Design and Layout by Sheila Sachs.

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  1. 1 Counting On You 04:01 Lyrics
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  2. 2 The Craziest Feeling 06:03 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Curve and Shake 04:16 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Satellite 02:49 Lyrics
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  5. 5 What We Can Bring 05:17 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Hoping For A Comeback 04:29 Lyrics
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  7. 7 I Love That Girl 02:43 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Uncomplicated 03:32 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Way Too Heavy To Float 04:56 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Two Inches Two Hours 03:49 Lyrics
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Florizona

The Silos

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FLORIZONA - THE SILOS The 10th studio album by The Silos. A swan song to the memory of the late Drew Glackin, The Silos' well loved bassist who passed away in 2008. This beautiful album was originally released in 2011.

The songs on Florizona are sparse in the manner of Raymond Carver short stories, unspoken ellipses like makeshift sutures holding their insides intact. The personas Walter Salas-Humara employs tease at autobiography, which merely creates intermediate levels of narrative. And like the best who’ve come before him -- Lou Reed, Bob Dylan or whoever you'd care to insert here -- his songs and albums function best as installments of a single continuous body of work, much as the details of “Sister Ray” or “Heroin” spill over into Coney Island Baby or Street Hassle, or “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” circles around to Desire. Florizona continues in that fine and honorable tradition.

Walter Salas-Humara and the moveable feast of Silos belong in the company of those musicians whose work partakes as heavily of the literary tradition as it does of harmony and rhythm: Lucinda Williams, carrying on the family business from her poet-laureate father Miller Williams; Alejandro Escovedo, as likely to be found these days in theatrical venues as on a concert tour; slumming poets like David Berman of Silver Jews or Stephen Malkmus of Pavement; sweeping historical Pointillists like the Decemberists; or novelist Jonathan Lethem, with whom Salas-Humara has released one album’s worth of songs and spoken-word material under the name I’m Not Jim and is finishing a second. Original release: March 2011 Sonic Pyramid.

Produced by Rod Hohl and The Silos. Recorded by Don Piper, The Silos, and The Silos Family. Mixed by Mario McNulty. Mastered by Dave McNair.

The Silos: Walter Salas-Humara, Konrad Meissner, Rod Hohl, Jason Victor, and Bruce Martin.

The Silos Family: Amy Allison, Michelle Anthony, Sam Bisbee, Randy Franklin, Mike Hoffmann, Steve McAllister, Jeff Muendel, Charlie Salas-Humara, Gary Sunshine, Whit Williams, and Dan Wilson.

Cover Photos by John Eder. Band Photo by Delissa Santos. Drew Photo by Debbie Williams. Package Design by Sheila Sachs.

This album is dedicated to the amazing life, extraordinary times, and everlasting memory of Drew Glackin.

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  1. 1 Coming From The Grave 04:18 Lyrics
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  2. 2 On Your Way Home 03:44 Lyrics
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  3. 3 White Vinyl 03:38 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Gravity 03:34 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Teenage Prayer 04:32 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Hold You In My Arms 03:13 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Getting Trashed 03:24 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Election Day 03:07 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Never Lost The Sunshine 03:00 Lyrics
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  10. 10 The Ring Of Trees 04:36 Lyrics
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I'm Not Jim

I'm Not Jim

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Meeting at a Silos gig in New Orleans, and bound by mutual admiration for the other's craft and life's work, acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem and genre-bending bandleader Walter Salas-Humara of the Silos set out to pen some songs together. Within two inspired days, they had crafted an entire album's worth of material. They then doubled their collective, by enlisting the musicianship and production prowess of the Elegant Too, who took the rudiments of each song and enveloped them within a completely new musical and sonic context. The results are staggering. This is an unprecedented artistic collaboration between a renowned author, a great American songwriter, and acclaimed, ground breaking musicians.

Jonathan Lethem is the best-selling author of seven novels, including You Don't Love Me Yet, Motherless Brooklyn, and Fortress of Solitude. Walter Salas-Humara is the stalwart leader of the Silos, the critically-acclaimed progenitors of the roots rock and Americana movements. The Elegant Too are the music production team of Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez, who have handled remixes for P-Diddy and the Lox, and have produced such noteworthy artists as Yoko Ono, Ray Davies, John Cale, They Might Be Giants, and Blues Explosion. Original release: September 2008 Bloodshot Records.

Produced by Rod Hohl and The Silos. Recorded by Don Piper, The Silos, and The Silos Family. Mixed by Mario McNulty Mastered by Dave McNair

I'm Not Jim is Jonathan Lethem and Walter Salas-Humara with Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez. Additional Musicians: Mike DuClos, and Danny McGough.

Cover Art: Kent Matricardi. Cover Design: Sheila Sachs.

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  1. 1 Mr. October 02:56 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Towtruck 02:04 Lyrics
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  3. 3 After Mild Winter 02:21 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Howard 01:38 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Amanda Morning 03:23 Lyrics
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  6. 6 Drink "Til I'm Sober 01:33 Lyrics
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  7. 7 The Pitchers Gave Up 02:47 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Walks Into 03:58 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Uncomplicated 03:06 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Elevated Plane 03:44 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Lonely Gains 03:52 Lyrics
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  12. 12 Missing Persons 02:12 Lyrics
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  13. 13 Meter Running In A Crashed Cab 01:24 Lyrics
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  14. 14 Hoping For A Comeback 03:25 Lyrics
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Come On Like The Fast Lane

The Silos

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Come On Like The Fast Lane buzzes with rock energy reminiscent of the proto-punk lower East Side legends like The Velvet Underground and Television, punched up with pop melodies that resuscitates a sound that never went out of style. The songs on Come On Like The Fast Lane play out like minimalist short stories framed by the spacious, guitar-heavy arrangements the band is known for. Original release: April 2006 Blue Rose Records, Germany. Original US Release: February 2007 Bloodshot Records.

Produced by The Silos. Recorded by Mario J McNulty at Looking Glass. Mixed by Dave McNair at Walnut Crescent. Recording Assistant: Rob Demar. Bonus tracks recorded by Don Piper at Between The Trains and Mixed by Rod Hohl at Harmony. Mastered by Andy Horn at The Red Room and Dave McNair at Unity Mastering NYC.

Musicians: Walter Salas-Humara, Drew Glackin, Konrad Meissner, and Rod Hohl.

Cover Art: Chris Kelly. Cover Design: Sheila Sachs.

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  1. 1 Behind Me Now 03:54 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Fall On Your Knees 04:39 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Tell Me You Love Me 03:19 Lyrics
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  4. 4 I Won You Won 03:06 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Keeping Score 04:53 Lyrics
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  6. 6 People Are Right 04:17 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Come On Like The Fast Lane 03:02 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Top Of The World 02:53 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Days Gone By 03:25 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Sunset Morning 02:55 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Never Leaving 02:54 Lyrics
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  12. 12 Out of Our Way 03:30 Lyrics
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  13. 13 Kickass 01:29 Lyrics
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This Highway is a Circle

The Silos

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This is a hi-fidelity multi-track recording from their 2006 European tour with many new songs and lots of classics from your favorite rock trio. See and hear Walter, Drew and Konrad in an intimate setting working their asses off. The CD features 15 songs; the companion DVD (available at The Silos Online Store) includes the entire 105 minute show of 22 songs, and the packaging is as gorgeous as the music and video. Original release December, 2006 Blue Rose Records, Germany.

Recorded live at the Red River Saloon in Heilbronn, Germany on April 20, 2006. Mixed and Mastered by Andy Horn at The Red Room, Berolzheim, Germany.

Musicians: Walter Salas-Humara, Drew Glackin, and Konrad Meissner.

Cover Art and Design: Jurgen Peschel.

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When The Telephone Rings

The Silos

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Most great bands evolve and change, building up and tearing down their sound. The Silos have a history. This album is both a departure from the purely stripped down trio recordings of late and a return to the richly textured intricacies of albums such as "Cuba." We find an incredible cast of characters buoying the key components of Walter Salas-Humara, Drew Glackin and Konrad Meissner. The trio’s still working, and the support staff is back: Mary Rowell, Amy Allison, Richard Lloyd, Dave Boyle, Mary Lee Kortes, Dennis Cronin, Don Piper, and Paul Wallfisch. The sound of the album, then, is immediately familiar. These are the Silos you remember. You know it from the first song’s downbeat, and by the chorus you realize: a good friend has come home to visit. Original Release: September 2004 Dualtone Music Group.

Produced by Walter Salas-Humara. Mixed by Dave McNair at Jarvis. Mastered by Ray Kennedy at Zen Masters. Recorded at Studio Double You, Joe Blaney’s, Between The Trains, The Boyler Room, Jarvis, Steve McCormick’s and Dave Bassett’s.

Musicians: Walter Salas-Humara, Drew Glackin and Konrad Meissner with Richard Lloyd, Amy Allison, Mary Rowell, Tom Freund, David Boyle, Mary Lee Kortes, Bruce Martin, Dennis Cronin, Jason Victor, Dave Bassett, Don Piper, Dave McNair and Paul Wallfisch

Cover Photo: Delissa Santos. Cover Design: Tanya Hotton.

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  1. 1 The Only Love 05:38 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Whistled A Slow Waltz 02:37 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Ready For Anything 03:44 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Holding On To Life 03:33 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Innocent 03:13 Lyrics
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  6. 6 When The Telephone Rings 04:03 Lyrics
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  7. 7 The First Move 04:12 Lyrics
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  8. 8 Don't Wanna Know 02:57 Lyrics
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  9. 9 15 Days 03:05 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Dumbest On Parade 03:53 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Take A Hit 07:18 Lyrics
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Laser Beam Next Door

The Silos

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During two years of extensive touring The Silos created the songs from Laser Beam Next Door. Roadtesting them with audiences, editing and rewriting, the band reduced them to their essence and eschewed all but the core emotional sequences. The band distilled itself to a trio with each member expanding his own repertoire of musical talents while restricting himself to using these talents in service of the lean, mean musical machine The Silos have become. Laser Beam is a "HUGELY ROCKING" album that still maintains The Silos penchant for deep grooves and melodies you find yourself humming throughout the day. Original Release: March 2001 Checkered Past Records. Re-release: April 2004 Sonic Pyramid.

Produced by Walter Salas-Humara. Mixed by Dave McNair at Cowboy Technical Services and Nebulous. Mastered by Jim Wilson at Yes Mastering. Recorded at Dubway, Nebulous, Albert Hall, Hideaway and Big Sky

Musicians: Walter Salas-Humara, Drew Glackin and Konrad Meissner with Arthur Luckower, Marc Benning, Shawn Barton and Anne Tache

Cover Art and Design: Ted Jenkins.

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  1. 1 Satisfied 03:13 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Drunken Moon 04:25 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Sangre Y Lagrimas 02:55 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Where Ya Been 03:07 Lyrics
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  5. 5 I Believe 03:48 Lyrics
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  6. 6 The Title Of This Song 03:14 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Four On The Floor 03:04 Lyrics
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  8. 8 One World 03:26 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Disfruta 02:45 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Jean-Marie 04:18 Lyrics
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  11. 11 Wooky Do 02:46 Lyrics
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Woozy

Woozy

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Woozy is music that reads between the lines, feels beneath the skin, and sees beyond the naked eye. Songs that listen as well as they sound. Songs that defy the void between pop culture and pop music. Woozy successfully pushes the envelope of sonic exploration while still delivering solid hooks to hang on. From the hypnotic, minimalist, techno-fueled "I Stay Quiet" to the earbending guitar driven pop of "Ride Over", Woozy refuses to pigeonhole itself and instead embraces every opportunity to explore every avenue it staggers down.

A collaboration of two diverse individuals, Woozy is half New York City based Walter Salas-Humara, best known for his leading role with The Silos, and half Dave Bassett, an established Los Angeles songwriter. Together they create an intoxicating blend combining Salas-Humara's raw and unbridled vocal style with the more pure and pop sound of Bassetts's voice. Each song tells a story, an increasingly rare phenomenon in the current landscape of popular music, and is elegantly crafted and evocative, drawing the listener in and then spinning the tale through layers of 70's drum machines, swirling leslies, circular guitar lines, moody moog swells, tribal tom-tom beats, classic electric piano, and boom box lo-fi, all while delivering a shitload of great melody.

The end result is a complex and groundbreaking melange, a post-modern exploration of influences, and a testament to the skill of two gifted songwriters and musicians.

First release: April 1999 Last Call Records, France.

Produced and Recorded by Dave Bassett and Walter Salas-Humara at Chateau Relaxeau.

Musicians: Dave Bassett and Walter Salas-Humara.

Cover Art and Design: Tanya Hotton.

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  1. 1 I Stay Quiet 03:31 Lyrics
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  2. 2 Ride Over 02:52 Lyrics
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  3. 3 Miles Of Roses 03:52 Lyrics
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  4. 4 Russians In Chinatown 04:40 Lyrics
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  5. 5 Across The Evening 04:50 Lyrics
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  6. 6 I Walk The Mole 03:32 Lyrics
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  7. 7 Pack Of Dogs 03:21 Lyrics
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  8. 8 This Is My Moon 02:52 Lyrics
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  9. 9 Four On The Floor (Woozy) 03:14 Lyrics
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  10. 10 Earning You 03:23 Lyrics
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