Bryan Harwell

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SAGA

Finally, I can say that SAGA, the second album I ever recorded, is now available. This album was recorded in various sessions between 1992 and 1999. It’s the greatest collaboration with my brother Phil Harwell (Oxygen Pillow).

It’s a raw recording. The sound quality is somewhere between live recording, field recording, and lo-fi (or maybe “no-fi”). It was recorded on a karaoke machine. Basically, it’s two-track, mixed to mono.

Unfortunately, the settings on the levels, at the time of the recording, were such that the songs were automatically pre-mixed. So there was no chance for a remix. We had to just take what we got.

This album features several songs that I had written during my time at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Other songs were improvised on the spot while recording. A lot of this is just simply experimenting with recording.

This album is certainly a matter of wanting to make music, but not having much to work with. But we used what we had and this album is what we got. We also had a fun time making it!

Track by Track:

1. Given the Chance – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

2. You Haven’t Bought the Picture Frame – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

3. Dead Animals – Written by Bryan Harwell and Brian Baird at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

4. SAGA – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar. Phil Harwell: drums.

5. Automatic Shift Incident – Lyrics written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Music written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

6. Renaissance in Italy – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

7. Brand X – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

8. The Breakup – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

9. I Went to the Store the Other Day – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: drums.

10. SAGA Revisited – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1998. Bryan Harwell: guitar. Phil Harwell: drums.

11. Tambourine – Written by Bryan Harwell and Phil Harwell. Recorded in 1996. Bryan Harwell: rhythm guitar, vocals. Phil Harwell: lead guitar.

12. People Will Talk – Written by Bryan Harwell at Florida College in 1994. Recorded in 1997. Bryan Harwell: guitar, vocals.

13. Trak Not Appearing – Written by Bryan Harwell. Recorded in 1993. Bryan Harwell: keyboard, percussion, vocals.

14. The Never Ending Creek of Confusion – Written by Bryan Harwell. Recorded in 1992 (keyboard) and 1999 (everything else). Bryan Harwell: keyboard, percussion, vocals.

Produced by the Harwell Bros.

Recorded in Alabama.

Released on February 13, 2018.

Click here to download the album!

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Posted in Florida College and Music and Recording and songwriting and studio by Bryan Harwell on February 13th, 2018 at 8:11 am.

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