Single Wish

Single Wish

     
 

Saddled with the rather unwieldy subtitle "A Benefit Various Artists Compilation Presented By: Caffeinated Robots," Single Wish is doubly worthwhile because it is a top-notch compilation on its own merit and because it happens to support a good cause. The inaugural release from Sprite Recordings -- a label set up to raise awareness and funds for the non-profitSee more details below

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Saddled with the rather unwieldy subtitle "A Benefit Various Artists Compilation Presented By: Caffeinated Robots," Single Wish is doubly worthwhile because it is a top-notch compilation on its own merit and because it happens to support a good cause. The inaugural release from Sprite Recordings -- a label set up to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit mail-order organization Caffeinated Robots (whose sole purpose is to support and highlight the work of local and regional Ohio artists) -- proceeds from the sale of the CD go to the Martha Millard Robinson Scholarship Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping underprivileged children to appreciate and take part in the arts. The label solicited work, irregardless of theme or style, from its favorite artists, who all came through with something significantly more than throwaway tunes. Some of the recordings certainly qualify as lo-fi: Tobin Sprout, who beautifully reworked his Guided by Voices classic "Atom Eyes" as an echoey piano ballad; a baleful acoustic strummer from Robert Pollard's basement file; the folk picking of Mark Kozelek's instrumental "78 Seconds in August"; the one-man blue-eyed soul seduction of David Garza's "Hearts Beat Black"; and Ron Sexsmith, who contributed a gorgeous live performance of "Wastin' Time" off his first record. But there are no toss-offs among them. And the lesser-knowns avail themselves marvelously, especially Nick Kizirnis with the new wave pulse of "Stood Looking Both Ways," a dead ringer for the Cars; the soaring "Who Are You" from the Candy Butchers; Kingsbury Manx's dreamy lullaby "Summer Teases"; and an oddball, see-sawing fairy tale from the Impossible Shapes ("Dancing in Heaven"). Every song here satisfies.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/17/2002
Label:
Recordhead Records
UPC:
0802685651627
catalogNumber:
16

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chris Ellis   Track Performer
Mike Levesque   Drums
Dennis Richey   Track Performer
Todd Robinson   Bass
Ron Sexsmith   Track Performer
Nick Kizirnis   Guitar,Vocals
Mark Kozelek   Track Performer
Tobin Sprout   Track Performer
Jim MacPherson   Drums
Robert Pollard   Track Performer
Mike Viola   Guitar,Vocals
Davíd Garza   Track Performer
Nathan Russell   Track Performer
Pete Donnelly   Bass,Vocals
Kingsbury Manx   Track Performer
Matt Dixon   Track Performer
J. Kelly   Track Performer
Chris Barth   Track Performer
Aaron Deer   Track Performer
Aaron Prellwitz   Track Performer
Dan Marsden   Track Performer
Michael S. Downey   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dae Bennett   Engineer
Dennis Richey   Engineer
Todd Robinson   Concept
Nick Kizirnis   Contributor
John Shough   Engineer
Jerry Kee   Producer
Jason Pierce   Concept
Mike Viola   Producer
Michael Marcus Hearst   Mastering
J. Kelly   Producer
Chris Barth   Engineer
Aaron Deer   Engineer
Aaron Prellwitz   Engineer
Dan Marsden   Engineer
Michael S. Downey   Engineer

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