“8/10...Let's hope for more from this formidable talent.” -- Kerry Doole (Exclaim!)
“This is ambitious songwriting at its best. With Mouthparts and Wings Ryan Granville-Martin has taken a wild leap and landed gracefully on his feet.” -- Laurie Brown (host of CBCs The Signal)
“Mouthparts and Wings is the kind of hallmark recording you’d expect from a superlative group like WILCO at their most ambitious.” -- Jeffrey Burns (Rokline.com
Mouthparts and Wings is Ryan's debut album, released on June 1st, 2013. It was composed, produced, and arranged (and largely played) by Ryan, and features a different singer on each song. The artists featured, in order of appearance, are Martin Tielli, Daniela Gesundheit (Snowblink), Gavin Gardiner (The Wooden Sky), Colleen Brown, Ron Sexsmith, Nate Mills (Run With the Kittens), Ford Pier and Mia Sheard, with Ryan singing two songs himself.
released June 1, 2013
Mixed by RGM, Chris Stringer, and Dubya
Mastered by David Travers-Smith
Recorded in Toronto by RGM at the NUCULAR LIBARY, Uncomfortable Silence, and Arraymusic.
Additional recording by Chris Stringer at Reaction Studios, Jono Grant at Victory Drive Recording, Colin Stewart at The Hive in Vancouver, Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music, Martin Tielli at his old place on Sorauren, and Kurt Swinghammer at his house.
All songs by Ryan Granville-Martin (SOCAN) ©2013
String and horn arrangements by RGM
All sounds on this record were generated by real, tactile instruments invented no later than 1983.
Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council for their generous support in the making of this album.
Mouthparts and Wings is dedicated to the memory of the mighty Aaron Douglas Granville-Martin (1971-2001). He had 86 hit points and an armour class of -4.
Physical cd credits:
Cover/sleeve photography by John Harvey (www.johnharvey.com.au
Graphic design by Christine Peters
Crane fly by Martin Tielli
Please see individual songs for performance credits.