Dents Dings & Scratches
Having been involved with music as a hobby for most of his life, AK Battin began songwriting in 2006 as a creative outlet to explore. This five song EP is a sampling of how his songwriting has matured and developed over the past five years. Reflecting on life experiences and new happenings, each song was written on acoustic guitar and then layered with various tracks to produce the final result. These songs have acoustic rock flair with a touch of soulful, blues infused lyrics. AK Battin recorded all lyrics, acoustic/bass guitar tracks, as well the strings found in many of the songs. Tracks were engineered, mastered and mixed by Jay Valentich, who also contributed to various tracks with work on the keys, percussion, and lead guitar on 'Never Alone'. Bobby 'Fat Butter Pickens' Romea also contributed with the slide guitar work on 'Rockabilly Girl'. Recording sessions were held at BATTINstudios in Medford, NJ, as well as in Studio 412 in Verona, PA.