Something Better [LP, OSR77]

by Hartley C. White

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"15 new selections from Queens NY // Kingston Jamaica Who-pa-zoo-tic musician Hartley C. White , accompanied by collaborators old and new . we began each overdub session with Hartley's main vocal , building the arrangement out from there based on his extensive notes . see Hartley's "This Is Not What You Expect" retrospective compilation (also available from OSR) and the Hartley C. White resource page (www.osr-tapes.com/hartleycwhite.html) for more information on the original Who-pa-zoo-tic style ["a non-classical music utilising a broken rhythm ; 'Who' : indicating a lack of restrictions & ability to change while still remaining unknown , 'Zoo' : indicating life in its various forms & conditions"] he's been working in since the '80s . for brevity's sake I won't go into the various accomplishments of each member of the incredible crew , but see the site for links to each of their work . goes without saying that this tough little record is a fitting end to the OSR label . there must be : far more love ..." -- www.osr-tapes.com

Hartley C. White : composition , arrangement , vocals , guitar , keyboard , drums , percussion , kalimba , recorder
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Quentin Moore : lead guitar
Zach Phillips : electric bass , keyboard bass , piano
Christina Schneider : vocals
Vinny Giannettino : lead guitar
Kate Mohanty : alto saxophone
Larry McDonald : hand drums and percussion [also see the NYC Ska Orchestra]
Sophie Dickinson : harp

recorded at Manual FX , Brooklyn on Tascam 388 reel-to-reel by Zach Phillips
album design , graphics , & lettering by Quentin Moore , Christina Schneider & Hartley C. White
with photographs by Deirdre Johnson
mastered for vinyl by Kramer at Noise Miami

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released September 6, 2016

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