Love Consequences and Serenity

by Mikah Sykes

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about

A bunch of these songs were recorded in John Frusciante's home studio in Los Angeles. "Snow Softens Sound" was recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, Washington. The quartet versions of "Inasmuch/Nonetheless" & "For A Love My Grace" were recorded in Dave Pulliam's home studio in Portland, Oregon and features John Moen on bass and drums, Nate Lumbard on clarinet, and Susan Reilly on cello. Bad Feelings" and "Shadow In The Valley" were produced and recorded by Johann Nilsson aka DOS.putin in the Electro-Bus (bassmobile.org) when it was parked outside the Nightmare Collective in Forest Grove, Oregon and at least three other locations. "Arctic Explorer" is a song by Swimming from Olympia, from their LP "You Are Your Own" and written by my friend Michelle Lamanet. The rest of the songs were recorded at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Old Standard Sound in Portland, in my bedroom in the basement of Old Standard Sound, The Cartoon Bungalow in Portland, Brody Welch's apartment in Eugene, and in the field on my Sony TCS-430 handheld cassette recorder.

credits

released December 21, 2012

Emily Kokal: vox, guitar, organ, & magic <3

Jacob Wilson: guitar, percussion, vocals

Johann Nilsson: production, vox, guitar, arrangements

John Moen: bass, drums

Frankie Palmer: pedal steel

Bob Schwenkler: drums

Nate Lumbard: clarinet

Susan Reilly: cello

Paloma Udovic: violin

Justin Higgins: percussion, whistling

Produced and/or engineered by John Frusciante, Bob Schwenkler, Grant Fairbrother, Dave Pulliam, Kae Ito, Jacob Arnold, Justin Higgins, and Jacob Wilson

Special shoutout & love to Jacob Wilson, who has inspired me as a musician more than anyone, and his band Kickball for all the magical house shows we played over the years together in Olympia and Portland.

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Mikah Sykes Portland, Oregon

I cut my teeth in a band called Little Two's with Emily Kokal (Warpaint) & Willis Ransom (Mos 8 Kid) in Eugene, Oregon. In 2001 I moved to current home of Portland, Oregon.

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Track Name: Ask The Dust (for Camilla Lopez)
jackson on a high hill
and i am falling softly
and i want to rest on her skin
like the smell of her perfume

i always knew that one day
the ocean would come take me
take me and my life away
and that is why i'm not afraid

i want you to know
that i noticed
you looked closer

oh her black skin
it reminds me
she's a diamond
i want her to
wear my heart like
its her jewelry
Track Name: Om48's
i came to my senses through loves consequences
i swear that i don't need you
i swear that i do
if you need to ask why
there's no need to know

these stones that are my bones this
black dust in my soul
these rocks below our feet are
these rocks that we breathe
one thing that i think that you should know
time don't pass
it shows

i came to my senses through
loves consequences
i swear that i don't need you
i swear that i do
one that that i think that you should have
have my hand to hold

one thing that i think that you should have
have to hold my hand