From The Fingers Of Trees

by Mal Madrigal / Stephen Bartolomei

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Arrived 04:50
Rain Song 03:55
River Song 05:41
Piano Song 02:27
Hush 05:06


Recorded almost entirely live to 1/2" analog tape over the course of two days in 2008. Sessions took place after store hours at D-Rocks Music in Papillion NE. An unique assortment of re-purposed vintage vacuum tube recording equipment was used along with homemade amps, guitars, and effects. Photos of the session and gear are included as bonus material.


released December 26, 2009

Stephen Bartolomei - guitar, voice, bass keys, bass
Ben Brodin - drums, bass, vibraphone, organ
Chris Esterbrooks - bass, bass keys
Mike Saklar - electric guitar, bass VI, 12 string
Nate Walcott - trumpet on Kill Floor

Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service in Chicago


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Stephen Bartolomei / Mal Madrigal New York, New York

Stephen Bartolomei is a songwriter living in New York, originally from Omaha, Nebraska. He has shared the stage with other great songwriters and bands alike (including Simon Joyner, Nina Nastasia, Calexico, Centro-Matic and many more).

Recently Stephen and His Comrades recorded a new album at Electrical Audio in Chicago, with Steve Albini at the controls.
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