as heard on radiospin on October 16th, 2010
under album, experimental, folk, indie, preview, submitted
In June of 2007, Ryan Weber packed his bags and his laptop and moved to the Republic of Armenia for a year to volunteer as an instructor of audio design. It was in here in this foreign post within a city recovering from an earthquake, war and an energy shortage, that in his free time Weber began sketching what would become All Those I Know. During this period Weber started bouncing ideas off of long time friend and guitarist Eric Osterman. It was through this process of writing songs over e-mail that spawned the idea of collaborating with everyone Weber knew. This is the way and the reason why All Those I Know features collaborations with artists responsible for creating such bands as Shearwater, The Dirty Projectors, Sufjan Stevens’ band, The Promise Ring, Vermont and so on. In addition to these musicians, Osterman and Weber created an Internet Choir comprised of over forty friends singing into their computers from around the world.
All Those I Know is a true testament to the power of technology and the strength of friendships and the shrinking planet. From its colorful and sweeping soundscapes down to its quiet whispers: it is an undeniably gorgeous record that will have you captivated from start to finish.
ARTIST: Eric & Magill
TITLE: All Those I Know
RELEASE DATE: September 01, 2010
TIME: 29:52 min.
01. All Those I Know [03:49]
02. You Make It So Good [03:24]
03. Should We All Wake Up [02:09]
04. Grandpa’s Pink Wine [04:00]
05. Vegetables Gardeners [01:33]
06. I Hear Trumpets [03:10]
07. Pontoon Boats [02:30]
08. Gentle, Polite [03:02]
09. Old Man Winter [02:28]
10. Birthdays Are Important [03:43]