Spencer Owen Timeshare have been playing live since August 2012. PRESENTATION -- the studio recording that is their debut album -- represents this era. Tracked live in studio as a quartet, then overdubbed upon (vocals, alto saxophone, et al.), PRESENTATION's nine (9) tracks comprise a personal/universal overview of burly, sparkling sophistipop.
These memories are now trapped in multi-tracked audio, communicating dryly yet joyously from alternating perspectives -- between ironic distance (Stereolab, Talking Heads) and soulful sincerity (Prince, Van Morrison).
Played on period 20th century instruments with care.
released July 19, 2019
Richard Caceres - electric piano, acoustic piano and synthesizer
Ryan Fitzgerald - electric guitar, acoustic guitar and supplemental synthesizer
Alex Genco - drums and clapping
Eugene Marder - bass guitar
Spencer Owen - vocals, additional acoustic piano, auxiliary acoustic guitar, supplemental synthesizer, clapping, tambourine, shaker and vibraphone
Joel Reber - alto saxophone
Recorded by Jason Kick at SANTO Recording, Oakland, CA. (This includes live tracks by RC/RF/AG/EM and almost all overdubs by RF/SO/JR.)
Additional tracking by: Jason Kick (Yamaha CS-50 & vibraphone) at 339-B2, Oakland; and Drew Thomas (more synthesizer) at his house in Santa Cruz, CA.
Mixed by Drew Thomas in Santa Cruz.
Mastered by Piper Payne at Neato Mastering, Oakland.
Cover photograph taken by Nikki Collister.
Back cover illustration created by Ryan York.