Shaking Hands

by Birthmark

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Birthmark is the solo project of Chicago-based musician and composer Nate Kinsella. Nate wrote and recorded the second Birthmark album, Shaking Hands, over a 3-year period. Evidence of Nate’s songwriting process of recording, editing, and re-recording can be heard in the album’s first two songs, which play as mirror images of each other. After amassing several hard drives of music, Nate finally decided to give himself a deadline to complete the album. He chose the songs that appear on the album from a list of many— more for their differences from each other than for their similarities. The result is Shaking Hands, named after a Birthmark song that didn’t make it onto the album.

Nate Kinsella is a musician and composer from Chicago. He played in the avant-garde rock bands Make Believe and Joan of Arc for several years before starting a solo project under the moniker Birthmark in 2006. As Birthmark, Nate writes for a wide array of instruments, ranging from vocal choirs to the cuica, while also playing and recording most of the instruments on his albums himself.

Released in the US by Landland ≠ Record Label, co-released with Coraille and Dunix in Germany
Offset-printed sleeves designed by Jessica Seamans & Dan Black of Landland
Manufactured in the Czech Republic

Pressing info:
Standard Limited Edition: 500 copies
Test Pressings: 10 copies

Released by Landland ≠ Record Label

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Catalog Number: LL-LP-002

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released November 30, 2010

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