I'm insanely proud of this project, and I feel that it's a true embodiment of my growth as a musician and as a person. I've poured my heart, my anxieties, my tears, and my love into every single one of these tracks, and for the first time produced some tunes I can actually enjoy myself for more than just 1 day. With each album I've been working harder and harder on improving my sound and my messages, and I hope that shows.
I have no clue what my genre should be considered as, and I'd love to never find out. I hope you enjoy the experiments you'll hear in this album, and I also hope that it speaks to you in some way – whether that be on a relatable, emotional level, or if you don't really understand what I'm talking about in these tracks, perhaps they can encourage you to pursue what you love without boundaries. If it doesn't speak to you at all and it just sounds nice that's also fine, and if you don't think it sounds good that's fine too. I don't know, do whatever you want.
released January 1, 2018
All tracks written, produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Robin Skinner / Cavetown
Guitars, ukuleles, and MIDI produced sounds played by Robin Skinner
Piano in 'Green' played and recorded by Rachel Lyon (rrrrachel.bandcamp.com
Lead guitar in '888' played by Tom Field / Saturn Valley (saturnvalleysucks.bandcamp.com
Bass guitar and kit in '888' played by Tom Massey / GhostbustersVHS (ghostbustersvhs.bandcamp.com
'888' co-written by Tom Massey and Tom Field
Violin in '10 Feet Tall' written and played by Jed Bevington of Mortal Tides (www.mortaltides.com
Harmony in 'I'll Make Cereal' written and sung by Conan Gray (www.youtube.com/user/ConanXCanon
Album artwork by Robin Skinner
Special thanks to Hills Road Sixth Form Music Tech department for the kit, bass, and studio space used in '888'
Hugely appreciated creative support from Daniel Alexander (SNCKPCK), Jed Bevington, Mike Criscimagna, Tom Field, Christine Garratt, Sam Goater, Conan Gray, Marco Lau, Rachel Lyon, Tom Massey, Christian Novelli, Alex Punch, and David Skinner.
Another special thanks to my Panther Cham Patrons for funding this album and making it possible to do what I love full time:
goatappreciationclubforyutes, Carmela Kolak, Felix, Anna Holden, Lauryn Barry, Lola Kage, Danielle Peterson, Angie Picone, tumtumtubs, James Atkinson, Simon, Eli Quiznak, Kristina Son, Wyatt Martin, loveyoumorethanhotmilk, Hazel Hughes, izaya, Kyera Black, Mia Jacobsen, KoolioKiwi, Lisanne Ordelt, Tuva Lindberg, Daisy Graham, Isaac, Rachel Saraceni, Leo Berreman, Toots McGee, FantasticPapaya, Juno Tipton, Audrey Calvin, Austin Gamble, Noah Skinner, and Tom Smith