Smilehouse: The Tragic Remains of an Abandoned Masterpiece

by Mark Prindle

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about

This was the fifth and final Mark Prindle CD. In 2002, I purchased an expensive digital 16-track and excitedly laid down 55 half-songs. Then I was forced to stop work on them so that these worker people could refurnish my apartment. By the time they were finished (several months later), I had lost all motivation and literally abandoned the songs altogether. FOR FIVE YEARS. Finally, in 2007, it occurred to me that if I didn't complete the songs, the machine would eventually break and I'd lose them. So I - as quickly as possible - made up lyrics, added vocals and extra instruments where needed, and finished the goddamned thing in record time. The lyrical concept involves the fact that the 16-track recorder requires each song to have a brief 'title' to differentiate it from the others. Five years ago, I gave each one a brief title describing its sound (ex. "FASTCLEANS," "CLEANBASS," "PUNKVIOLIN"), so upon completion I decided to keep these titles and try to base (most of) my lyrics on them. And voila! The production is FAR better than on any other CD I've had anything to do with.

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released July 7, 2007

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