LINER NOTES/EPK

ASYMPTOTE   (DouMiao-Haricot Records, 2016)


Tracks

1.  Kangding Love Song                          3:48          康定情歌

2.  Eating Grapes                                     2:48          吃葡萄

3.  In the Moon (You'll See My Heart)    3:36          月亮代表我的心

4.  Asymptote                                          4:17

5.  Penelope                                             2:30  

6. General's Command                            4:57         將軍令

7.  Fragment                                             1:31

8. Quiet Night Thought                           4:25          床前明月光

9.  Making Tofu                                        3:06          做豆腐

10.  In The Forest                                      3:10

11.  Moon Recrudescence                          2:08

Total Time: 37 Minutes


Info

Stephanie Chou – voice, alto saxophone, piano (8), compositions, arrangements

Andy Lin – erhu (1, 3, 9, 11), viola (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10), violin; (3, 5, 6)

John Escreet – piano (1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

Zack Lober – bass (1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11)

Kenny Wollesen – drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10), percussion (2, 8, 10, 11), vibraphone (3, 6)

David Binney – alto saxophone (3), synthesizers (3), piano (7)

James Wordsworth – background vocals (3. 9)

Octavia Romano – guitar (4)

 

Tracks 1, 3, 5-7, 9-11

Recorded June 10-11, 2013 at Avatar Studios NYC

Engineered by Dave O’Donnell, Assistant Engineer Tyler Hartmann

 

Tracks 2, 8- Recorded June 12, 2014

Track 4 - Recorded December 19, 2014 at Vinegar Hill Sound, NYC

Engineered by Justin King

 

Mixed by Roy Hendrickson

Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, NYC

 

Produced by Patrick Zimmerli, Joshua Feigenbaum, and Stephanie Chou

 

All songs published by Steph Chou Music (ASCAP)

except "In the Moon (You'll See My Heart)", which is based on "The Moon Represents My Heart" (月亮代表我的心). Music by Tang Ni, Lyrics by Sun Yi. Translated into English and arranged by Stephanie Chou.

 

Lyrics by Stephanie Chou

except "Kangding Love Song" (康定情歌) and "General's Command" (將軍令), which are arrangements of Chinese traditional music

"Eating Grapes" (吃葡萄) main theme is based on a Chinese tongue-twister

"Quiet Night Thought" (靜夜思) text is a poem by Li Bai (李白), 701-762 A.D.

"Moon Recrudescence" is based on "The Moon Represents My Heart"

 

Photography by Emra Islek, June 2013

Makeup by Sparkle Richards

Graphic Design by Esther Wu

Logo Design by Howie Shia