Engineered by Adam Casey at The True Vine, Melbourne
Recorded on the afternoon of the 12th of January 2020
Mixed and mastered by Adam Casey
All music by Chris Rainier © 2020
The texts used on "Demonstrations of the Tonality Diamond" and "Methods of Establishment and Departure" are the poems "No Sky" and "Phoenix", from Larry Schwartz's publication 'Padkos' © 2019.
The titles of the pieces on this recording are taken from pages 158, 161, 162 and 183 of the second edition of Harry Partch's book "Genesis Of A Music | An Account of a Creative Work, Its Roots and Its Fulfillments" [© 1974, Da Capo Press].
Cover photograph by Dorothea Lange
"Freight train going east near Yuma, Arizona", Yuma County, Arizona, Spring 1937
Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection, [LC-DIG-fsa-8b31832]
All design, cover assembly and hand stamping by Tess E. McKenzie
Reproduction photographic printing by Printer of Dreams, London
The symbol on the 'empty' side B of the vinyl edition of 'Yuma' was drawn by Tess E. McKenzie. It can be found in Chapter III - "Chalk-signs for command and information", in the book "The American Boys' Book of Signs, Signals and Symbols" by Dan Beard, published by the J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London, in 1918 [4th impression]
On this page this symbol is described as:
Fig. 34 - HALT!
A sign taken by vagabonds from the ancient books of magic, a command to stop, to halt. Stop! (Hobo.)"
The replica of Harry Partch’s Adapted Guitar 1 was a collaboration between James Mumford and Chris Rainier
For more information on this instrument and Partch's other Adapted Guitars, go here:
No effects pedals were used on this recording
Vocals, Adapted Guitar 1
Special thanks to Larry Schwartz for letting me use his poems without really knowing what I was going to do with them!
This recording is dedicated to the memory of Graham McKenzie [1943-2019]
released April 16, 2020