This album was written over the course of ten years (roughly 2010-2020). It has been recorded in various studios, bedrooms, offices and living rooms throughout the year 2020. Additionally, it has been mixed, mastered and edited by several people. In other words what you are about to hear is a conglomeration of many talented people from many different places.
released December 31, 2020
Mixing and editing: David Keller, Marcus Padgett, Rick Barnes and Patrick Dinnen
Drum mixing: Rick Barnes
Additional mixing and editing: Jason Schmidt
Audio extraction and moral support: Airan Wright
Art design: Steve Keller
Mastering: Rob Kleiner
Recording and engineering: David Cron, Michael Hogg, Maddi Srajer, Justin Amolsch, John Dorhauer, Richard Zili, Andy Schlinder, Amos Gillespie, Airan Wright, Colleen Corning Griggs, Trevor Patricia Watkin, James Baum, Marcus Padgett, Nyketa Dicesare, Traci Newhouse, David Keller, Scott Daniel, Nora Barton, Matt Gunsaulus, Doug Johnson, Hershyl Edwards, Rich Poston, Patrick Dinnen, Dan Thatcher, Larry Beers, Sam Krahn, Dave Taylor, Dov Turner, Kyle Madsen, Mike Przygoda and Najeeba Syed.
At the start of 2007 we were a revolving door of musicians playing random improvised shows. In 2009 we began focusing on
mostly composed pieces. Show lineups range from 4-30 members. Nearly 40 members of the Chicago music scene are involved with Origin of Animal. Our music combines elements such as Jazz and Rock to form a big band that utilizes strings, horns, guitars and percussion....more