The Complex

~ Release by Blue Man Group (see all versions of this release, 8 available)

Annotation

Sub-Optimal Credits

Larry Heinemann plays Bass, Chapman Stick, Guitar, Pressaphonic, Tubulum and Zither
The Blue Man Group play Airpoles, Anvil, Backpack Tubulum, Big Drum, Cuíca, Dogulum, Drumulum, Dulcimer, Dumpster, Mandeldrums, Mellotron Cello, Paddle Tubulum, Percussion, Piano Smasher, PVC Instrument, Tubulum and 1981 Casiotone

Esthero appears courtesy of Reprise Records
Josh Haden appears courtesy of Dreamworks Records
Dave Matthews appears courtesy of RCA Records
Gavin Rossdale appears courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
Venus Hum appears courtesy of MCA Records for the territories of US and Canada and BMG UK & Ireland Limited for the rest of the world
Kid Koala appears courtesy of Ninja Tune

Chris Bowen and Jeffrey Doornbos perform Tubulum on track 13 (currently credited as tuned percussion)
Brooke Ferris performs Start Voice on track 2 and "Words on the Left" on track 5
Spalding Gray performs "Words on the Right" on track 5
Jeff Quay performs Double Drum Kit on tracks 5, 6, 12 and 15
Jordan Cohen, Matthew Kriemelman, Jeff Tortora, Vince Verderame, Todd Waetzig and Nick White perform as the Vegas Drum Army on tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 13
Dave Anania, Chris Bowen, Wes Day, Jeffrey Doornbos, Randall Jaynes, Josh Matthews, Ian Pai, Cräg Rodriguez, Pete Simpson, Pete Starrett and Clem Waldmann perform as the New York Drum Army on tracks 2, 5 and 15

Artistic coordination: Dan the Automator
Label director at Blue Man Records: Seth Freed
Artist Coordinator: Shannon Brunette
Business Affairs Manager: Lydia Cheuk
Additional Artist Relations & Collaboration Consultation: Toni Isabella, Rachel Matthews
Vocal Production on track 13: Kip Kubin, Tony Miracle (Venus Hum)
Recorded at Blue Man 3rd Street Studio, New York, New York
Tracks 1, 2, 4-7 and 9-15 mixed at Chung King Studio, New York, New York
Tracks 3 and 8 mixed at Cello Studios, Los Angeles, California
Mastered at Gateway Studios, Maine
Computer engineering: Larry Heinemann
Drum technician: Carl Plaster
Studio Assistant / Instrument technician: Michael Napolitano
Special Engineering: Bill Bookheim, Joe O'Connell
Blue Man production development: Patrick Willingham, Caryl Glaab, Michael Quinn, Jeni Ardizzone-West, Jennie Willink, Harriet Yellin
Cover Image: Jen Wink (Utility Design)
Art Direction Process Coordinator: Chase Tyler
CGI artwork on CD, back cover, pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 13: Yuri Saniko
Artwork pages 1 and 11: David Bell
Icons page 13: Haru Furuya
Counsel to Blue Man Group: Elliot Groffman (Codikow, Carroll, Guido & Groffman LLP), John Silberman, Don Zaretsky (John Silberman Associates, PC)
Special thanks: Jason Flom, Everyone at Lava Records

Annotation last modified on 2013-05-11 08:03 UTC.

Tracklist

Enhanced CD 1
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1Above
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Andrew Schneider (recording engineer)
additional guitar:
Jeff Turlik
additional membranophone:
Jordan Cohen, Matthew Kriemelman, Jeff Tortora, Vince Verderame, Todd Waetzig and Nick White (US drummer)
additional percussion:
Ian Pai
recording of:
Above
writer:
Blue Man Group
composer:
Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Larry Heinemann, Ian Pai, Todd Perlmutter, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
2:46
2Time to Start
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Andrew Schneider (recording engineer)
additional guitar:
Jeff Turlik
additional membranophone:
Dave Anania, Chris Bowen, Jordan Cohen, Wes Day, Jeffrey Doornbos, Randall Jaynes, Matthew Kriemelman, Josh Matthews, Cräg Rodriguez, Pete Simpson (drummer), Pete Starrett, Jeff Tortora, Vince Verderame, Todd Waetzig, Clem Waldmann and Nick White (US drummer)
additional membranophone and percussion:
Ian Pai
spoken vocals [narrator]:
Todd Perlmutter
spoken vocals [words on the left]:
Brooke Ferris
recording of:
Time to Start
writer:
Blue Man Group
composer:
Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
3:44
3Sing Along
additional programming:
Dan the Automator
additional producer:
John Alagia and Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Rich Costey
guest lead vocals:
Dave Matthews (of Dave Matthews Band)
recording of:
Sing Along
writer:
Blue Man Group, Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
3:26
4Up to the Roof
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Andrew Schneider (recording engineer)
additional guitar and zither:
Dave Steele
guest lead vocals:
Tracy Bonham
recording of:
Up to the Roof
writer:
Blue Man Group, Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Larry Heinemann, Todd Perlmutter, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
3:51
5Your Attention
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Andrew Schneider (recording engineer)
additional dobro [dobro guitar]:
Byron Estep
additional drums (drum set) [double drum kit] and percussion:
Jeff Quay
additional guitar:
Jeff Turlik
additional membranophone:
Dave Anania, Chris Bowen, Jordan Cohen, Wes Day, Jeffrey Doornbos, Randall Jaynes, Matthew Kriemelman, Josh Matthews, Cräg Rodriguez, Pete Simpson (drummer), Pete Starrett, Jeff Tortora, Vince Verderame, Todd Waetzig, Clem Waldmann and Nick White (US drummer)
additional membranophone and percussion:
Ian Pai
additional turntable [turntable]:
Rob Swift
additional zither:
Elvis Lederer
spoken vocals [narrator]:
Todd Perlmutter
spoken vocals [start voice track]:
Brooke Ferris
spoken vocals [words on the right]:
Spalding Gray
recording of:
Your Attention
writer:
Blue Man Group
composer:
Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Larry Heinemann, Ian Pai, Todd Perlmutter, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present) and Mandala Logo Music Publishing (from 2003 to present)
4:10
6Persona
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Andrew Schneider (recording engineer)
additional drums (drum set) [double drum kit] and percussion:
Jeff Quay
additional guitar:
Nels Cline
additional membranophone:
Jordan Cohen, Matthew Kriemelman, Jeff Tortora, Vince Verderame, Todd Waetzig and Nick White (US drummer)
guest lead vocals:
Josh Haden
recording of:
Persona
writer:
Blue Man Group, Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
4:30
7Piano Smasher
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Andrew Schneider (recording engineer)
recording of:
Piano Smasher
writer:
Blue Man Group
composer:
Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Todd Perlmutter, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
3:01
8White Rabbit
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
mixer:
Rich Costey
additional guitar:
Nels Cline, Dave Steele and Jeff Turlik
guest lead vocals:
Esthero
cover recording of:
White Rabbit
lyricist and composer:
Grace Slick
publisher:
Irving Music, Inc.
2:54
9The Current
additional programming:
Dan the Automator
additional producer:
Dan the Automator and Tom Elmhirst
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
additional guitar:
Nels Cline, Avram Gleitsman, Dave Steele, Chris Traynor and Jeff Turlik
guest lead vocals:
Gavin Rossdale
recording of:
The Current
writer:
Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
3:50
10Shadows, Part 2
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
additional guitar:
Nels Cline
additional percussion:
Ian Pai
additional turntable [turntable]:
Rob Swift
guest lead vocals:
Tracy Bonham and Rob Swift
recording of:
Shadows, Part 2
writer:
Blue Man Group, Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Todd Perlmutter, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
2:56
11What Is Rock
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
additional percussion:
Dave Anania and Todd Waetzig
sampler [samples]:
Kid Koala
additional vocals:
Chris Bowen
guest lead vocals:
Arone Dyer and Peter Moore (Boston composer, producer, engineer, member of Count Zero)
spoken vocals [narrator]:
Todd Perlmutter
recording of:
What Is Rock
writer:
Blue Man Group, Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
3:12
12The Complex
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
additional drums (drum set) [double drum kit] and percussion:
Jeff Quay
additional guitar and zither:
Dave Steele
guest lead vocals:
Peter Moore (Boston composer, producer, engineer, member of Count Zero)
recording of:
The Complex
writer:
Blue Man Group, Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Larry Heinemann, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
6:26
13I Feel Love5:14
14Exhibit 13 / Mandelbrot, No. 4
additional producer:
Dan the Automator
producer:
CMP (Chris Wink) and Todd Perlmutter
additional drums (drum set) [double drum kit] and percussion:
Jeff Quay
additional guitar and zither:
Jeff Turlik
additional keyboard [keyboards]:
Peter Moore (Boston composer, producer, engineer, member of Count Zero)
additional membranophone:
Dave Anania, Chris Bowen, Wes Day, Jeffrey Doornbos, Randall Jaynes, Josh Matthews, Cräg Rodriguez, Pete Simpson (drummer), Pete Starrett and Clem Waldmann
additional membranophone and percussion:
Ian Pai
additional zither:
Elvis Lederer
recording of:
Exhibit 13
composer:
Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Larry Heinemann, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
recording of:
Mandelbrot, No. 4
composer:
Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Larry Heinemann, Todd Perlmutter, Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
8:50
Data Tracks
15Sing Along
recording of:
Sing Along
writer:
Blue Man Group, Christian Dyas, Matt Goldman (US percussionist, member of Blue Man Group), Phil Stanton (Blue Man Group) and Chris Wink
publisher:
Blue Man Group Publishing LLC (from 2003 to present)
3:39
16The Making of the Complex: Instruments & Collaborations (EPK)
9:20

Credits

Release

additional art direction:Marcus Miller (art director)
Michael "Puck" Quinn
art direction:CMP (Chris Wink)
Caryl Glaab
design/illustration:David Bell (Illustrator and Animator)
Haru Furuya
Yuri Saniko
Jen Wink
legal representation:Elliot Groffman
John Silberman
Donn Zaretsky
graphic design:Jen Wink
additional engineer:Bill Bookheim
Larry Heinemann
Joe O'Connell (Engineer)
Todd Perlmutter
Andrew Schneider (recording engineer)
engineer:Joe Hogan
executive producer:Jennie Willink
programming:Todd Perlmutter
mastering:Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer)
anvil, cimbalom [cimbalom], cuíca [cuica], hammered dulcimer [dulcimer], keyboard [1981 casiotone], mellotron [mellotron cello], membranophone [big drum], other instruments [dogulum], percussion, piano [piano smasher] and tubulum, membranophone [drumulum], membranophone [mandeldrums], other instruments [airpoles], percussion [dumpster], percussion [PVC instrument], tubulum [backpack tubulum] and tubulum [paddle tubulum]:Blue Man Group
baritone guitar, ebow [e-bow], guitar, harpsichord and zither:Chris Dyas
bass, Chapman stick, guitar, tubulum and zither and zither [Pressaphonic]:Larry Heinemann
membranophone and percussion and other vocals [narration]:Todd Perlmutter
additional arranger:Ian Pai
Peter Moore (Boston composer, producer, engineer, member of Count Zero)
Dave Steele
Jeff Turlik
copyrighted by and phonographic copyright by:Blue Man Group Records, LLC (from 2003 to present)
licensed to:Lava Records LLC (holding company behind the Lava imprint while affiliated with Warner Music Group)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/1959589 [info]
ASIN:US: B00008OWZD [info]