Carousel

by The Stages of Sleep

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01:38
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02:35
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03:49
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“Carousel, The Stages of Sleep’s full-length debut is due out December 7, 2012. Carousel takes listeners on a journey from childhood innocence, through adolescent debauchery, to adult heartache and loss, and back again. Featuring introspective lyrics, complex melodies, and lush orchestration, blended with intricate rhythms, the album is at once demanding and subtle, insistent yet fragile, and ultimately commands attention.”

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released December 7, 2012

Members Include:

Jason Ardiles: Vocals, Nylon String Guitar
Brian M. Wilkerson: Bass
Max Savage: Percussion
Steven Horgan: Drums
Eli Carlton-Pearson: Electric Guitar
Isabel Sokol-Oxman: Violin
Nicholas Hasty: Alto Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Vocals

Produced by: Max Savage, Jason Ardiles, and Seth Paris

Strings and Horns arranged by Seth Paris and Jason Ardiles

Strings Performed by Quartet Rouge (Tracks 1,2,10)

Horn Section: (Tracks 1,3)
Don Godwin: Tuba & Tenor Horn
Kelly Pratt: Trumpet, French Horn, Flugel Horn
Nadav Nirenberg: Trombone

Additional Members:
Seth Paris: Clarinet, Alto Sax, Bari Sax, Flute (Tracks 1,3,7)
Christopher Detrick: Wurlitzer Piano (Track 7)
Jason Ranjit Parmar: Tabla (Track 1)
Rich Stein: Percussion (Tracks 1,3,7)

Aurelia Shrenker & Eva Salina Primack: Vocals (Track 1)

Recording Engineers: Shaw Walter, Seth Paris, Josh Clark, Nathan Burke, Matt Boudreau

Mixing Engineer: Max Savage

Mastered by John Greenham @ Infrasonic Sound

Recorded at: The Seaside Lounge Recording Studios, Snowman Studios (Kentfield, CA), Tiny Telephone Studios, Pyramind Studios

Artwork: Romy Randev

Special Thanks:
Lisa Samawi, Shanna Hurley, Gwen Low, Dustin Silva, Jonny Keigwin, Justin England, Andrew Cross, Jimmy Steal, Paolo Presotto, Chris Peck, Orion Freeman, Romy Randev, Dylan Hurley, Steve Heithecker, Justin DiPietro, Jeremy Engel, Matt Donner, Matt Boudreau, Roadhaus, all the Brooklyn folks, to all the musicians who were a part of this throughout the years, to the lovers of the past, present and future. To all our families who’ve supported our shows.

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The Stages of Sleep San Francisco, California

The Stages of Sleep is loosely based in the San Francisco Bay Area. There have been several incarnations of the band, with songwriter and front-man Jason Ardiles always at the heart.
Their latest album, Half Moon Day was released in 2016.
Jason is currently working on perfecting his one-man acoustic/electric live looping performance and is armed with new material for his next trip to the studio.
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