Psychic Temple II

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About Psychic Temple II

“Schlarb can write a jazz tune with the best of them, but on an album that ostensibly crosses boundaries separating jazz, chamber and indie music, his restless creativity has no choice but to continuously seek new worlds.” – Lars Gotrich, National Public Radio

“twisted takes on pop and prog-filtered soul music… bursting with ideas” – Chris Barton, L.A. Times

“terrific… boundary-dissolving jazz-pop” – Richard Gehr, Village Voice

“the same dark, nocturnal quality of California pop stars who had periods moonlighting as jazz aficionados, be it Steely Dan’s pristine meandering on Aja or Joni Mitchell’s heartsick crooning on The Hissing of Summer Lawns.” – Fred Thomas, All Music Guide

“a record of hidden depths…” – Benjamin Bland, Drowned In Sound

On beautiful 180g white vinyl with limited edition wooden slip cover, plain old CD, and spiffy digital formats. Available from Asthmatic Kitty Records today. Propaganda at psychictemple.org.

Download Sheet Music HERE.

Album Credits

Side A

1. Seventh House (2:45)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
David Moyer: tenor saxophone
Sarah Negahdari: vocals
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Aaron Roche: backing vocals
Chris Schlarb: acoustic & electric guitar, electric bass, Moog synthesizer, vibraphone, Yamaha CP-70B electric piano

2. The Starry King Hears Laughter (3:08)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Devin Hoff: double bass
Danny Miller: electric guitar
Paulie Pesh: acoustic guitar
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Aaron Roche: acoustic guitar
Chris Schlarb: electric guitar
Kris Tiner: trumpet
Brian Walsh: bass clarinet

3. Solo In Place (3:57)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Steuart Liebig: 6-string electric bass
Paul Masvidal: acoustic guitar
Josh Ottum: electric guitar
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Aaron Roche: vocals, flugelhorn
Chris Schlarb: acoustic & electric guitar
Nicholas Zork: violin

4. Bird In The Garden (2:44)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Philip Glenn: violin
Steuart Liebig: 6-string electric bass
Josh Ottum: acoustic guitar
Ikey Owens: Hammond organ
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Adriana Schlarb: backing vocals
Chris Schlarb: acoustic guitar, backing vocals
DM Stith: vocals

5. ‘Til I Die (Brian Wilson) (3:55)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Logan Coale: double bass
Ikey Owens: Hammond organ
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Raymond Raposa: vocals
Aaron Roche: acoustic guitar, pump organ
Chris Schlarb: acoustic guitar, vibraphone
Anthony Shadduck: double bass
Sufjan Stevens: vocals
Nedelle Torrisi: vocals
Nicholas Zork: violin

6. She Is The Golden World (4:11)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Josh Ottum: acoustic guitar
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Chris Schlarb: acoustic & electric gutiar
Anthony Shadduck: double bass
Kris Tiner: trumpet

Side B

7. Steppin’ Out (Joe Jackson) (4:52)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Steuart Liebig: 6-string electric bass
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Aaron Roche: vocals
Chris Schlarb: acoustic guitar
John Clement Wood: Yamaha CP-70B electric piano

8. All I Want Is Time (3:01)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Arlene Deradoorian: vocals
Philip Glenn: violin
Danny Levin: trombone, trumpet
David Moyer: alto & tenor saxophones
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Chris Schlarb: acoustic & electric guitar
Anthony Shadduck: double bass
Brian Walsh: clarinet, bass clarinet
Nicholas Zork: violin

9. Sofa No. 2 (Frank Zappa) (1:48)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Philip Glenn: violin
Danny T. Levin: trombone
David Moyer: alto saxophone
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Chris Schlarb: acoustic guitar
Anthony Shadduck: double bass
Brian Walsh: bass clarinet

10. NO TSURAI (10:10)

Philip Glenn: violin
Danny T. Levin: trombone
Paul Masvidal: electric guitar
David Moyer: alto saxophone
Chris Schlarb: electric guitar, Moog synthesizer
Brian Walsh: clarinet, bass clarinet

11. Hyacinth Thrash Quarter (1:59)

Tabor Allen: acoustic drums
Devin Hoff: double bass
Danny T. Levin: trombone
Danny Miller: electric guitar
David Moyer: alto saxophone
Paulie Pesh: acoustic guitar
Andrew Pompey: acoustic drums
Aaron Roche: acoustic guitar
Chris Schlarb: acoustic & electric guitar
Brian Walsh: bass clarinet

Composed, Arranged, Engineered, and Produced by Chris Schlarb

Recorded and Mixed between November 7th, 2011 to December 2nd, 2012 at Sounds Are Active, Long Beach, CA.

All songs written by Chris Schlarb, worldwide rights administered by Domino Publishing Company USA (ASCAP) except,

“Solo In Place” and “All I Want Is Time” music by Chris Schlarb, lyrics by Tabor Allen

“‘Til I Die” written by Brian Wilson. Brother Publishing Co. (BMI). Used by permission.
“Steppin’ Out” written by Joe Jackson. Sony/TV Tunes OBO Pokazuka Ltd. (ASCAP). Used by permission.
“Sofa No. 2″ written by Frank Zappa. Munchkin Music Co. (ASCAP). Used by permission.

String arrangement on “‘Solo In Place”, “‘Til I Die”, and “All I Want Is Time” by Aaron Roche
Horn arrangement on “NO TSURAI” by Danny T. Levin, David Moyer, Chris Schlarb, and Brian Walsh

Additonal Recording done at Our Sweet Alhambra Home, Alhambra, CA., The Farmer’s Daughter, Room #110, Los Angeles, CA. and The Greenhouse, Iceland.
Assistant Engineering by Jet Elfman, Jason Chavez, Sturla Mio Þórisson, and Aaron Roche
Mix Consultation by Ronan Chris Murphy

Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering, Phoenix, Arizona
Designed by Jason Munn
Photography by Ian Souter