Fiasco is a double album and being released by Lost Dog Records in two “books.” This is Book Two.
Fiasco is an intensely personal and philosophical album. It explores the chasm between perception and reality and how that irresolvable gap parallels the gulf between life and death. Notwithstanding the heavy-duty nature of the subject matter, it has a sense of passion and majesty. Just when things appear to be spiraling into misty-eyed gloom and permanent residency in a padded cell, Wishnefsky injects a sense of humor and playfulness. “We’re all going to die,” he said, with a wink. “Might as well live a little before we do.”
Musically, Fiasco honors the theme of gap-bridging by combining electronica and alternative rock. Consistent with Wishnefsky’s past work, it managed to be synthetic in an organic and human way. Synths co-mingle with acoustic guitars and pianos; electronic percussion dances with acoustic drums and percussion. At times, Wishnefsky’s voice is processed and distorted; at other times, clear and intimate.
Wishnefsky wrote all the songs and played all the instruments.
Sophie Wellen sang the lead vocal on the chorus of Rabbit Hole from Book Two.
Producer/mixer Michael James helped mix and master the songs. Michael also contributed the lead synth melody for Guard Rail in Book Two.
Award winning photographer Ed Nahin took the cover photographs for Book One in the Antarctic Circle and Book Two in the Arctic Circle.
Yes, Fiasco does span the globe.
This may be my last Wishnefsky record for a while. I give you a galaxy of thanks and a universe of love for your support of my music.
released 14 July 2011
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