In Place of Arms
Gelsey Bell is back with her second studio album with new original material and many wonderful musicians to help her. The album is a limited release with professionally pressed CDs and lovingly hand-made CD cases. For those of you who still buy physical CDs, these are special. All songs written by Gelsey Bell. Produced, recorded, and mixed by Chris Tabron for The Axis Collective; except track 5 recorded by Gelsey Bell and track 6 recorded by Ben Hall; assistance for track 7 by Brenden Beu. Recorded at Future Shock Studio in Brooklyn, NY; MotherWon'tMind Studio in Sebastopol, CA; Brokenresearch in Hamtramck, MI; The Fortress of Solitude Studio in Brooklyn, NY; and, among a few others, Gelsey's bathroom in New York City. Mastered by Paul Gold at Salt Mastering. 1. Sweetness voice, piano, toy piano: Gelsey Bell drums: Ian Frey trumpet: Evan Honse guitars, bass: Sean Pearson 2. Courtney's Song (lyrics by Courtney T.) voices, piano: Gelsey Bell drums: Ian Frey trumpet: Evan Honse bass: Andrew Livingston 3. Eurydice voice, piano: Gelsey Bell 4. American Girl voice, piano: Gelsey Bell drums: Ian Frey guitar, bass: Sean Pearson organ: Chris Tabron 5. Necessary Fiction voices: Gelsey Bell 6. Lie Still My (song for jack) voice, harmonium: Gelsey Bell another voice: Biba Bell cello: Hans Buetow skylight: Detroit Pigeon 7. Delicate Balance (arranged by Frank Terry) voice: Gelsey Bell cello: Isabel Castellvi violin: Emily Holden viola: Eric Lemmon violin: Tom Swafford piano: Yui Kitamura 8. Myself/To Myself voice, piano: Gelsey Bell synth, bass: Chris Tabron 9. He Was Dominic voice, piano: Gelsey Bell bass: Andrew Livingston tap dancing: Tripp Pettigrew 10. No Question voice, piano: Gelsey Bell synth: Chris Tabron 11. This Time voice, piano: Gelsey Bell percussion: Ben Hall bass: Andrew Livingston 12. Light Punctures Through voice, prepared piano: Gelsey Bell flugelhorn: Evan Honse bass: Andrew Livingston 13. Diner Omelets & Rummy voice, prepared piano: Gelsey Bell.