The Emancipation Part I

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all songs written and performed by Aabaraki; except "Don't Think Twice, Its Alright", written by Bob Dylan

Produced by Brian Forbes & Aabaraki
Recorded by Matt Shane at the Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, NY
Assistant Engineer: Aaron Bastinelli. 2nd Assistant, Leon Kelly
Additional recording at The Gallery Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Brian Forbes
Mastered by Richard Morris at Asbury Sound
Album Design by Joshua and Sophia Peromsik

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Aabaraki would like to thank a host of people for their help and support in getting from where we've been to where we are -- folks who've been instrumental in our progress. and so, in no particular order we'd like to thank: Ben, Brad, Karli and all the folks over at Converse RubberTracks for letting us be the first local band to use the brand new studio to record all this stuff; Lily at LilyGolightlyPR; Fanny & Jean-Marc and the Baz Bar crew; Ilan Folman-Cohen; Keith Parker; Matt Shane (a jedi knight in poor disguise); Rockwood Music Hall (and the mob of great folks there); Eric Sosa at Monarch Presents; Elenna Canlas, Rich Stein, & Sveta Bout who all positively killed it on this record; our wonderful horn section: Mike Maher, Kevin Moehringer, & Stefan Zeniuk; some of the usual awesome suspects: Chris Cortez,Evan Cohen,Luke Simmons, Bettina Mangiaracina, Kendall Nash, Jen Painter, Mindee Aviva Anoff, Jon Markson; Hyer Ground Productions [watch the DanceShee video!]; Ana Arechiga, Lisa Ramey, Caroline Navish, Lorena Ospina Diaz, Veronica Cooper and (one more time) Sveta Bout [seriously -- watch the DanceShee video!]; Jamie Falkowski & the KeapHope Project [new shirts coming soon]; all of our kind and generous donors (we will shower you with riches someday…); our Families, good friends, and confidants (in music and out), and the drunk lady who knocked over Akie's keyboard on a gig and inspired 'DanceShee.'

(if we left anyone out, we are deeply sorry. it is from a deficiency of dopeness on our part and not yours. please do forgive us our missteps.)


released May 22, 2012

Aabaraki is:
akie bermiss - vocals & keys
brian forbes - guitars & backing vocals
ari folman-cohen - bass & backing vocals
aaron "blackData" steele - drums & backing vocals

divine guests members of the band are:

elenna canals - organ on tracks 2 & 4
rich stein - percussion on tracks 2 & 3
seta bout - vocals (and dramatics) on track 3
Mike Maher - trumpet on track 2
Kevin Moehringer - trombone on track 2
Stefan Zeniuk - saxophones on track 2
(horns parts arranged by Mike Maher)



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