Life Among The Animals

by Stephen Bartolomei / Mal Madrigal

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Close To Me 04:43
Cold Teeth 06:41
Sleep Well 02:57
Far and Wide 05:52
Demons 04:58
The World 03:55


Life Among the Animals leads off with three Mal Madrigal favorites from live shows circa 2005, then delves into a more moody, textured soundscape. A fitting soundtrack to a late night highway drive. Life Among the Animals was released on vinyl along with its companion album, The Road Is Glue in 2007. Much of this recording was tracked live, analog after store hours at DRocks Music in Papillion, NE. The noises, swells, feedback and collage samples were recorded and mixed later.

"Close to Me" begins with a sample 78 record of Grandfather Frank Pane singing "When I Lost You"by Irving Berlin

Mastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service


released December 22, 2007

Stephen Bartolomei- Vocals, Guitar, Effects, Bass Misc. Drums in places
Ben Brodin - Vibraphone, Rhodes, Percussion on Far and Wide
Eric Ernst - Drums
Ryan Fox-Bass
Dan McCarthy - Accordion, Upright Bass
Mike Saklar-Electric Guitars, Bass


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Stephen and His Comrades previous album was recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago, with Steve Albini at the controls.

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