Balancing expression with precision, articulating a feeling in a song without sounding trite or corny, capturing a picture of a moment embedded in your subconscious. Arthur C. Lee is a soulful perfectionist. Someone so concerned with capturing balance and clarity rarely achieves magic in a recording studio. Lee manages to take his songs meticulously to the point where they are a pure representation of his intention while retaining the heart with which they beat.
History of... sounds like a record that took a long time to write and produce without sacrificing the alchemy that happens in between thought. It's the expression of a person who is looking back to find reasons why they are who they are. Lee's clearly influenced by the music and culture of the Pacific Northwest, without sounding derivative or contrived. This is a record that could only be made by the man who created it.
released July 14, 2017
Arthur C. Lee - ‘History Of’
1. I Do
2. No Medicine
3. New Relationship
4. My Betty
5. The Brute
6. Holiday Cheer
7. I Know What I Need
8. You've Spoken
9. Summer Pose
Produced by Arthur C. Lee.
Mixed and mastered by Be Hussey at Comp-ny, Los Angeles, CA.
All songs written, performed and recorded by Arthur C. Lee at Jonesmore Studios, Portland, OR (except where noted).
‘I Do’ - Co-written by Arthur C. Lee and John Burke.
John Burke - Drums on 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8. Recorded by Be Hussey at Comp-ny, Los Angeles, CA.
Josh Baruch - Drums on 7 and 9. Recorded by Arthur C. Lee and Peter Rodocker at Yellow Room Recording Studios, Portland, OR.
Greg Moran - Bass on 8. Recorded by Be Hussey at Comp-ny, Los Angeles, CA.
Thanks to Maureen, Isla, Remi, John, Josh, Peter, Be, Darryl, and Whitney Walker.
Design and Layout by Darryl Blood.
c + p 2017 Wheels on the Bus Publishing / ASCAP