Thanks & Acknowledgements
So many hearts went into the making of this album. To my tireless
producer, Alex, or “Condor”. Your talent is beyond words. Without
your enthusiasm and professionalism this album would never
have happened. You somehow helped us keep it real even through
the toughest moments of despair – the kind that only fellow
songwriters can truly understand. You kept us moving, but more
importantly, you kept us writing.
To Luca Fogale & Leon Feldman, you guys somehow took the
skeletons of songs straight from my head and made them
immeasurably better. I can never thank you enough for teaching me
that there is life beyond the I-VI-IV-V progression!
A shout out as well to Sikander Hayer for adding fresh perspective
and unstoppable beats, and a special thanks to Sam Herman for
bringing my very first remix into the world!
To Helen Eady for her beautiful album designs, and Candace Meyer
for her breathtaking photography. You painted pictures with our
music and truly made it “art”. Thank you.
Thanks to Warne Livesey and Luke Johnson at The Command
Centre, and Cody Taylor and Ben Rowley at Fiend Recordings. The
vibe of your spaces somehow kept us from feeling as if we were
living in a cave for the past few months! Honestly, we couldn’t
have asked for a better place to make music in. Also thanks to Sam
Woywitka, and Lance Souter, for your additional inspirational words
Thanks to our “choir” performers on “What Are We Here For” and
“Soldiers”, Colleen Austin, Matt Beebe, Missy Cross, Luca Fogale,
and Emily Harder. You’re stunning - all of you.
Thanks to Nimbus School of Recording Arts and Media for allowing
us, on more than one occasion, to borrow your space (and your
students!) to help us create our magic.
And last, but definitely not least, to my wife Ronica- who sat
through endless replays of mixes and never once got tired of my
voice. This album is for you.
released July 5, 2016
Produced by Alex “Condor” Aligizakis and Luca Fogale
Additional production and arrangement by Leon Feldman and
Mixed by Alex “Condor” Aligizakis at The Bird’s Nest Studio.
Track 8 remixed by Sam Herman
Mastered by Brock McFarlane at CPS Mastering.
Assistant engineering by Patrick Ide-Lang, Nicolas Gregoire,
and Roel Sulpico
All songs written and performed by Melissa Endean, Luca
Fogale, Alex Aligizakis, Leon Feldman, & Sikander Hayer
vocalists used on tracks 2,4 & 6:
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