Middle of the Air (2014/2018) is an album of dream songs, love hymns, and cosmic airs that arose in Brooklyn, New York. Featuring a core ensemble of Jim Altieri, Bob Jones, and Jessie Marino, and significant contributions from Corey Fogel and Daniel Fisher-Lochead, Marble's strummed songs are infused with arrangements drawing from folk, pop, experimental, religious, and comedic styles.
Matt Marble: voice, guitar, piano, percussion, synths
Jim Altieri: violin, accordion, piano, voice, engineering, arranging
Bob Jones: bass, voice, arranging
Jessie Marino: cello, voice, arranging
Daniel Fisher-Lochead: saxophone
Corey Fogel: drums
Jonathan Marmor: tabla
Raymond Saada: bowed electric guitar
Recorded at Russell Street Studios, engineered by Carlos Hernandez and produced by Alex Waterman (Brooklyn, NY, 2012). Overdubs engineered by Jim and Jocelyn Altieri at their home studio (Purdys, NY, 2013). Overdubs engineered by Seth Nehil at Hotel Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA, 2014). Mixed and mastered by Seth Nehil (Portland, OR, 2014).
Cover image: “Ocean Cube” by Don Kennedy, cropping and color alterations by Matt Marble
Graphic layout and other visual designs by Matt Marble.
The making of this album was supported through the donations of friends, family, and strangers, via the crowd-funding platforms of Donations Tracker and Kickstarter.
All words and music by Matt Marble (N.B. Track 6 includes the poem "Ring of Bone" by Lew Welch, used with permission from his estate)
Matt Marble Music © 2014