Does anyone out there miss liner notes? I know I do, but most music lovers nowadays probably don't miss what they never had. Here are some liner notes anyway.
The first two SIRR records (Prize and Plus) were excluively one person productions. On CHARGE! I started to seek some help for things I couldn't do, or do verywell, on my own, and was fortunate to have guitarist Mark Hill start lending his extraordinary talent to a number of the songs. On this record you can hear the full fruition of our work together.
All songs written by SIRR, which means all melodies and lyrics by SIRR. While I also acted as producer/arranger, the songs would not be what they are without Mark Hill, Paul Healey, Irlenn (via Wikiloops), and Enoe, Bill and Raine O'Connor also made contributions along with Sarah Mullin. Mark and Paul in particular are collaborators of mine who add very creative and essential elements to the songs.
Guitars on Tracks 1-4,6,8,and 9 by Mark Hill.
Bass on Track 9 by Paul Healey.
Moog on Tracks 3 and 6 by Bill O'Connor.
Background vocals on track 7 by Raine O'Connor and Sarah Mullin.
I started exploring the world of sounds loops posted here, there and everywhere on the internet under Creative Common licences. While I always strove to write all kinds of different sounding songs, using these loops to help me write songs broadened what I do to an even more considerable degree. I want to thank the folks who made these short loops - and while I don't have any real names, I can pass on credit to the extent any information is known.
The guitar loop on Doctor Pleasure attributed to Enoe - Guitar Loop Riff 4 117. Many thanks.
Most of the percussion on Doodlysquat and all of the percussion on Curly Whirly are attributed to Irlenn from Wikiloops. That man created some wonderful latin flavoured percussion tracks, particularly Boss Nova and Samba tracks. I have little doubt that I will be writing other songs using his work in the future.
Blue World also uses a guitar loop but I no longer know the source, I can't even find the loop itself anymore. I should have been organized so as to have kept this information. My bad. But I'll publicly acknowledge and thank whoever came up with that guitar figure - as soon as I heard it it called to me and I knew I wanted to try and write something with it.
The title - it'll end up meaning whatever it means to people, the same with the songs. For me it means people. We're complex, lots of layers, and lots of layers of lies. Personal mythology is a common term about how we think of ourselves, but notice the term mythology. But I'll add that in every lie, some sort of truth is also revealed. Every fiction writer knows this. It's the paradox of lying. Yes it obscures one sort of truth, but it always reveals another.
So we are all Liar Cake. You, me. Your mommy and your daddy. Little sister and big brother too. All those layers of cake and frosting. So yummy. Because cake is good. So have a slice. Hell have two. After all, the man said let them eat cake. Liar Cake of course.
Please take and share the music. SIRR is a musical project led by Mark O'Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with
collaborators like guitarist Mark Hill, Paul Healey. drummer Steve Hill and many other collaborators from Wikiloops. SIRR makes catchy pop/rock music with electronic or rap elements....more