2 CD Album:
CD 1 – (1-10) Akoustic I-X
CD 2 – (1-10) Elektrik I-X
Hello. Please listen to Little Animals, I had a lot of fun making it, and hope you might have some fun listening to it. In the interest of completionism, and because it’s impossible to find proper album credits in the digital age, I’ll write some stuff here.
You can also find this CD online at the Spotify/Deezer-type things, and if you listen to it, thank you – and I’m very curious what you think.
Tom Trapp – all music and piano (CD 1), all music and everything (CD 2)
Vera van der Bie – Violin (CD 1)
Ilse Eijsink – Clarinet (CD 1)
Jur de Vries – cello (CD 1)
Pieter Smithuijsen – contrabass (CD 1)
Recorded (CD 1, Tom Trapp recorded CD 2) by Paul Pouwer
Mastered by Marc Broer
So this piece originated when Vera van der Bie (the violinist, who also has an amazing West Side Trio) asked me to write a piece for her Master’s Recital. That became what is on CD 1 as tracks 1,2 and 10. Then I got the bright idea to expand it to 50 minutes. Then I got the bright idea to make electronic music based on the acoustic quintet. CD 2 – nice.
I’m exceptionally proud of everyone’s playing on this album (except the piano player) and really dig the contrasting CD 2, although I have yet to meet someone who likes both discs. That’s ok. I’m comfortable with who I am.