Ataloft

Ataloft: Ataloft

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Artist: Ataloft

Artist: Ataloft
Title: Ataloft
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

What began as a wintertime diversion for Frog Holler's Darren Schlappich, Michael Lavdanski and longtime friend Bruce Siekmann has evolved into Ataloft, an exciting new band whose self-titled debut recording on ZoBird Records. Recorded at Siekmann's Amoeba Studio in Fleetwood, PA between 2012 and 2013, Ataloft presents 12 songs Schlappich penned outside of his main songwriting vehicle, Frog Holler. The singer and guitarist credits a series of life affirming events-the birth of his two sons, the death of three close family members and a major surgery-as both the inspiration and motivation behind the songs. While Schlappich honed the lyrics, melodies and arrangements over several years, the album is the result of many short creative bursts and synergy between the trio. At the heart of each song is Schlappich's rich, unmistakable voice and lyrical style. Lavdanski applied his broad skill set to the album's sweeping musical sections with layered guitars, keyboard, and harmony arrangements. Siekmann, who also acted as engineer, provided the final touches with bass, drums and flourishes of guitar, keyboard, percussion and sample manipulations. The band takes it's name from an imaginary pop group that Schlappich, his brother and a few neighborhoods friends formed as children in suburban West Wyomssing, PA.

Tracks:
1.1 End Is Nearer Than We Know
1.2 Warning Signs
1.3 Old Jones
1.4 Go Crazy
1.5 Worried Mind Blues
1.6 Way It Feels
1.7 Take a Bow
1.8 Bucket of Blood
1.9 Bloody Knuckles
1.10 Silverfish ; Marigolds
1.11 Heart Attack on the Holidays
1.12 Parking Meter

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