Matrika: An Animated Alphabet
26 letters! 26 animals! 26 songs! It took two years and seventeen writers and performers to create this beast (no pun intended). When I decided to start this project I already had an Aardvark, Bee and Cow song, plus a few instrumentals that become animal songs. I assigned a few 'letters' to friends for lyrics, music or both. Then I started in on the rest, grabbing folks as I could to help write or record something. The songs run from pop to rock to punk to weirdness and back again. Matrika means 'letters' in Sanskrit. Recorded on ADAT in a bedroom in San Francisco and in a spare room in Oakland, CA. Mixed by me, Scott Greiner and Theo Cedar. Mastered by Dan Rathbun at Polymorph. I hope you enjoy it! Curtis Settino.