Info

  • Catalog #: DG-139
  • Release Date: September 22, 2017


Fresh off of his LP with the Fiddle & Mandolin Swarm, Peter Stampfel returns to Don Giovanni Records backed by a brand new group: The Atomic Meta-Pagans. As far as we can gather, the path toward their formation was circuitous, involving social media messaging, the unlocking of inner voices, and something about an all expenses paid trip to Russia (to play a music festival). However it all came together, know that Stampfel is joined here by Hubby Jenkins (Carolina Chocolate Drops) and composer/improviser Shelley Hirsch, among others. Their debut, The Cambrian Explosion, was recorded in two improv-heavy sessions. Most are first takes. And there’s more to come. “Our target is two AM-P albums a year, which will be titled after ongoing geological erasCambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, etc.,” writes Stampfel. “My cup hath the runs. I am blessed indeed.”

Tracklist:
1. This Is My Country
2. Blue Moon
3. Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues
4. Manhattan Merry Go Round
5. Derry Tune
6. Europa (Improv.)
7. Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase
8. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
9. Our Boys Will Shine
10. Belvedere Street
11. Ganymede (Improv.)
12. Mostly Rump
Credits:
Mississippi Boll Weevil Blues, Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase, and Belvedere Street were recorded by Dok Gregory and mixed and produced by Dok Gregory & Peter Stampfel at 23 Windows Studio, Brooklyn, NYC.

The studio is a part of the 23 Windows art collective, one of the oldest—if not the oldest—continuously functioning art studios in Bushwick.

Mostly Rump was recorded by Lorenzo Wolff and Mark Bingham at Restoration Sound.

All other tracks were recorded by Oliver Ignatius at Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen, also in Bushwick. Check out their website, http://www.mcfkstudios.com.

Mixing of the other songs was done by Mark Bingham at Nina Highway Studio in Breaux Bridge, LA.

All photos except Heather and Hubby by Lily Stampfel. Heather by Tim Haft. Hubby photo by Jim Brock.

Cover art by Tony Millionaire.

Layout by Joe Steinhardt.