Parts of Speech [Explicit Lyrics]

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Following several solo releases as well as the publication of multiple books of fiction and poetry, Minneapolis writer
apper Dessa returned with third full-length solo album Parts of Speech. A longtime member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, Dessa's work before Parts of Speech was heavier on the hip-hop wordsmithery. While lyrics are still paramount here, they're often represented more in alternative-styled singing than rap routines. In producing the album, Dessa approached it more like a mixtape for a friend than a stylistically strict collection of overly similar songs. Thus, she jumps from semi-rapped verses to deeply crooned choruses over the dark and bitter pop beat of "Call ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Following several solo releases as well as the publication of multiple books of fiction and poetry, Minneapolis writer
apper Dessa returned with third full-length solo album Parts of Speech. A longtime member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, Dessa's work before Parts of Speech was heavier on the hip-hop wordsmithery. While lyrics are still paramount here, they're often represented more in alternative-styled singing than rap routines. In producing the album, Dessa approached it more like a mixtape for a friend than a stylistically strict collection of overly similar songs. Thus, she jumps from semi-rapped verses to deeply crooned choruses over the dark and bitter pop beat of "Call Off Your Ghost" and orchestral musing on the gently acoustic "Annabelle," among other variants in style over the course of the album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/25/2013
  • Label: Doomtree
  • UPC: 707541608596
  • Catalog Number: 40
  • Sales rank: 42,337

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Man I Knew - Joey Van Phillips (3:34)
  2. 2 Call Off Your Ghost (3:38)
  3. 3 Warsaw (3:11)
  4. 4 Skeleton Key (3:34)
  5. 5 Dear Marie (3:59)
  6. 6 I'm Going Down (3:45)
  7. 7 Fighting Fish - Scott Agster (3:01)
  8. 8 The Lamb (3:43)
  9. 9 Beekeeper - Joey Van Phillips (3:55)
  10. 10 Annabelle - Joey Van Phillips (4:00)
  11. 11 It's Only Me (3:48)
  12. 12 Sound the Bells - Benjamin Burwell (4:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dessa Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Rebecca Arons Cello
Joe Mabbott Vocals
Sean McPherson Bass
Emily Dantuma Sampled Cello
Nick Ogawa Cello
Dustin Kiel Guitar, Piano, Sounds
Mayda Synthesizer, Guitar
Aby Wolf Vocals
Scott Agster Trombone
Joey Van Phillips Percussion, Drums, Vibes
Gabriel Douglas Vocals
Benjamin Burwell Vocals
Technical Credits
Bruce Springsteen Composer
Jessy Greene Composer, Engineer
Joe Mabbott Engineer
Sean McPherson Composer
Paper Tiger Producer
Nick Ogawa Cello Arrangement
Dustin Kiel Composer, Programming, Executive Producer
Mayda drum programming, Additional Production
Dessa Composer, Executive Producer, Art Direction
Lazerbeak Producer, Executive Producer
Bruce Templeton Mastering
Kai Benson Art Direction
Joey Van Phillips Composer
Jake Wallenius Drum Samples
DJ Chris Neviator Engineer
Brady Moen Engineer
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