Low Fidelity (Songs by Request Volume 1)

by Rob Snarski

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about

I've always had a penchant for 4-track demos and lo-fi home recordings especially back in the day of tape. To me they've held a charm and honesty where the flaws become the strengths; there's usually a more relaxed vocal delivery, an unbalanced mix and some awkward arrangements, which for whatever reason sound sweet to my ears.

This collection of songs came about through a crowd-funding project, songs requested by fans and friends and all were recorded at home - in the kitchen, office and bedroom on my iPhone. I didn’t really set about recording the songs meticulously and it wasn't until late into the project it dawned on me I was gathering quite an interesting collection of song requests and perhaps other likeminded lo-fi music loving folk may enjoy them as well.

The recordings were played to producer and guitarist Shane O'Mara who embraced the project wholeheartedly - tweaking things here and there and adding to the atmosphere of it all ... a touch of extra reverb, adding an electric guitar or sitar or just a simple EQ of my original recording.

The most difficult part was the sequence of the track-listing of this ungainly beast, so I encourage the use of the "shuffle" button and feel free to listen to the recordings on the speaker on your phone or at a hushed volume on your stereo.

Happy listening. Rx

Graciously ….. for Vivienne Langham
Tiny Dancer ….. requested by Jane for Linda Freedman
I Can’t Make It Alone ….. for Justine & Simon Killen
The Way You See Me ….. for Yael Rothfield
River ….. for Sandra Wade & Michael Young ... and Renee & Andrew Squires
The Flood Johanna ….. for Niall, Sam & Judith
Wild is The Wind ….. for Jessica Tsicaderis … Nicky & Jan
Come On Home To Me …. for Andrew Cosgriff
You Lie, You Cheat ….. for Anthea Pitt and Lisen Kjørstad
Babies ….. for Kate Barber
Bad Man ….. for Wolvie Trash
Wichita Lineman ….. for Jane Ormond
Turning Off A Memory ….. for Dana Biggs
Satellite Of Love ….. for Bridget, Jane & Rose
Golden Boy….. for Peter and Harvey Boy
Dolphins ….. for Mark Swatek
Bridge Over Troubled Waters ….. for Denise
Wolves ….. for Simon McKenzie

credits

released June 19, 2015

The Musicians:

ROB SNARSKI
SHANE O’MARA

Produced by Shane O’Mara and Rob Snarski
Original recordings by Rob Snarski in the hills of Tecoma
Additional Recording and Mixing by Shane O’Mara at Yikesville
Mastered by Mikey Young

Artwork(s) by Fiona McMonagle
Layout and design by Jamie Coghill

Special thanks for your patience and support Peter Dalgleish, Andrew Fuller at New Action Management, Sir Lancelot, DC, Sean Simmons at Premier Artists, Luke Rinaldi, Tory and Nigel, Maria and Mark Snarski … and all who’ve supported this project.

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Rob Snarski Melbourne, Australia

Rob Snarski is a singer, a velvet-voiced troubadour.

Rob has toured the globe with The Blackeyed Susans and as a guest vocalist with The Triffids and has graced the same stage as Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Nico amongst others not quite as popular. ... more

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