All previous La De Les' records incorporate both acoustic and electronic music and musical instruments. For Horse Teeth, The La De Les' endeavored to cut their acoustic electric sound in half. The first two songs, "But When He Saw the Wind He Was Afraid" and "I Imagine I," are fully orchestrated, acoustic compositions. There are no electronic musical elements or instruments used in their composition. The final two songs are noise, electronic remixes of the previous two orchestral, acoustic songs. All of the sounds used in the remixes can be found in the acoustic, orchestral songs. They have been chopped up, reversed, effected, sped up, slowed down, bit-crushed, distorted, and rearranged to be entirely different works. Horse Teeth took over a year to complete and has been one of the most challenging and rewarding records The La De Les' has produced.
released January 8, 2013
Music by The La De Les
String and Horn arrangements by Jocelyn Nicolas
Noise arrangements by Aaron James Nicolas
Written and recorded at Charisma House
Analog tape recordings were done at The Record Co.
Record Co. engineering was assisted by Matthew McArthur
Engineered and mixed by Aaron James Nicolas at Charisma House
Mastered by T.W. Walsh
Album artwork by Sara Wilson
Musical guests include: Olivia Guetle (cello), Alicen Tisch (violin), Michael Molnar (alto saxophone), Jennifer Dunn (trumpet), and Timbre (harp).
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