Gemini Wolf's second full length album was written mostly on old analog music machines over the winter of 2008/9. Mikronesia and Pandar fleshed out the songs with a string quartet, afro-pop horn sections, MIDI madness and thick tribal percussion. Mikronesia and Pandar are happy to collaborate once again with long-time Wolf drummer/producer Gary Dann on several key tracks. An array of Philadelphia based musical visionaries graced the landscape of the album. The album features collaborators and members from some of Philadelphia's most well known and most dynamic musicians including cohorts of West Philadelphia Orchestra, Normal Love, Animia, Shot X Shot and contributions from master drummer/percussionist, Jimmy Coleman.
released July 14, 2009
All music by Michael McDermott and Megan Cauley,
except "Frustration" music by Gary Dann.
All lyrics by Megan Cauley. Produced by Mikronesia
“The Music You Make” Pandar:vocals; Mikronesia: programming, string arrangements; Carlos Santiago: violin; Maura Diberardinis:violin; Steve Heitlinger:viola; Christine Mello:cello
Mixed and Mastered by James Dellatocoma at West Orange Sound Studios. artwork & graphic design by fastpanda, except cupclops drawn by Meghan Haugh Thank you to our families, friends, animals and fellow artists; to all the Gemini Wolf creatures of Christmas past: “awwooOOOOOooo”, to Harry Murtha for use of the vibraphone; to NEXUS for use of their gallery to record the strings.
Gemini Wolf is a two-headed musical monster that has been experimenting on stage and in the studio since 2007. Sonic architects, songwriters, improvisers and singers Pandar and Mikronesia have lead the band through various incarnations along the way.