by Michael Nhat
“Living Room” was originally titled “Insomnia For the Sport of It”, but I changed my mind because it didn’t go with the cover photo. I purchased the cover photo for 75 cents at a store called Mostly Books in downtown Philly.
From 2008-2011 I recorded a number of songs that would later make up the 20-track album “Living Room”. At the time when I began recording, I had not intended for the songs to be combined into one specific album. In my free time I would record songs out of boredom and fear that I might die some day and the beats and lyrics would be left undone.
Paramanu Recordings and I had been in negotiations to release an album with them since 2006. In 2010, they emailed me about a release date in March 2011, but it got delayed to 2012.
The album is almost entirely sample based. Some samples include Fiona Apple’s “Waltz” for the ending of track 3 “Whitewashed“, Andrea True’s “More More More” for track 6 “I’ll Die in Laos” and the “Popeye” soundtrack for track 9 “Cut Your Own Hair it’s Affordable“.
It features vocal collaborations with Magick Orchids, Dylan Doren, Bizzart, The Little Red Writer, Barrie Rose and k-the-i???. The late Brandi Hollandsworth was my roommate for a couple months and made some guest vocals as well on “Good Times”, “Cut Your Own Hair It’s Affordable” and “Lies and Confusion”.
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Release Date: June 1, 2012
Release Party at Home Room 3121 Beverly Blvd 90057 All Ages $5 Admission BYOB
Live Performances by (in order of appearance)
10:10 Michael Nhat
10:50 Luna is Honey
11:30 So Many Wizards
So Many Wizards will also be premiering their new music video starring themselves, Lis Bomb, Lina Carol, and myself. Directed by Walt Gorecki (of Home Room)