Hit or Miss: A Collection of Wayward Recordings

by Spare Machine

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This collection of songs is largely made up of demos that were recorded, for the most part, quickly and poorly by Mark Janka (Spare Machine, the Lesser Birds of Paradise). These recordings feature much audible noise floor, questionable writing, and awkward delivery. There are some some rather nice moments as well. The two outtake tracks from Lesser Birds of Paradise's A Suitable Frame sessions were properly recorded by Justin Mayer.

A note for the listener: The home demos presented here are designed to capture the idea of the song and not the definitive version of it. Listening to such recordings is an exercise in imagination and optimism. The payoff comes from hearing the song's potential more clearly its limitations.

credits

released April 27, 2013

Mark Janka: songs, demo recording, performances
Dr. Jennifer R. Bridge: photo
Other People: Individual tracks will have additional information when applicable.

All songs were written by Mark Janka and are published by Lesser Birdsongs (BMI).

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