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from Shelf Life, released September 17, 2013
All songs written, performed and recorded by Chris Karman
Produced by Chris Karman and Augustus Green
Mixed by Augustus Green
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice
Artwork by Leslie Andrew Ridings

Additional instrumentation:

Augustus Green: Beat programming, bass
Dominic Massaro: Bass
Brian Kuhar: Bass
Richard Conti: Saxophone, piano
Amy Karman: Backup vocals

Special thanks to Amy Karman, Randy and Connie Karman, Rachel Karman, Steve and Rose Smith, Patrick Smith, Olivia Smith, Katie Rose Smith, Matthew Callis, Ian Salman, Kent Redeker and Zach Crawford for your generous contributions to the Historian team.

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Historian Los Angeles, California

HISTORIAN is the brainchild of Chris Karman. Somewhere between post-rock and Kid A. It's spacey rock that won't leave you with that awkward feeling of visiting an abstract art installation you just don't get. He writes songs that have mass appeal with a nod to the avant-garde. ... more

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