Written & performed by Steve Barton.
Produced & directed by Marvin Etzioni.
Engineer: Jeff Peters, Hot Pie Studio, Pasadena. Mixed by Jeff Peters & Marvin Etzioni. Recorded & mixed on tape. Mastered by Joe Gastwirt.
Sleepless Records (SR004) ©2012 Published by Sleepless Music (BMI)
These 4 Walls
Here Come I
This Is Where Tomorrow Ends
Mojave Phone Booth
The Little Death
Pie In The Face
Little Heart Attack
Super Fantastic Guy
Cut The Rope
PROJECTOR - REVIEWS
A Conversation With Steve Barton by Mike Ragogna
"This collection, written after the death of his father, finds Barton in strong form, making a record that is homespun, unpretentious and a reminder of his full powers."
The Dirty Lowdown
"It’s a low-fi, off the cuff, musical journey that wears its heart on its sleeve and delivers the tunes warts and all, and because of that it has a beauty that stands apart from the the usual commercial pop offerings."
"Barton has created a memorable piece of work that has not only helped him deal with his own grief but one that will surely help others in their times of need as well."
"Barton compares recording on tape to tightrope walking. He says he needed “laser-beam focus” to minimize mistakes during editing because recording on tape is expensive."
"As the first album composed and executed all on his own, Projector is a first for Barton. Single “Please” sees him flexing his creativity with a wholly original sounding, but eminently catchy rock tune." READ MORE...
"Tracks like “These 4 Walls” boast a series of low-fi lightning strikes: They simply crackle with bloody-knuckled riffs and overamplified vocals. “Pie in the Face” appropriates a rockabilly riff over the same blurred vocal technique. “Bowie Girl” — which has the same whip-smart attitude as Translator’s breakout 1982 tune “Everywhere That I’m Not” — doubles Barton’s voice, but keeps it slightly out of phase, giving the song a strange dissonance." READ MORE...
"It’s not wide of the mark to call Projector something of a Steve Barton / Plastic Ono Band: the songs are emotionally direct, and the occasionally (and very intentionally) lo-fi production aesthetic renders them even rawer, more naked." READ MORE...
The American Culture
"We’ve known of the cathartic power of art at least since Aristotle, and part of the artist’s gift is the ability to let his joys and pains stand for those we feel but lack the skill to render. Projector does that, and it reminds us that Steve Barton is an artist with a great deal to add to our conversation." READ MORE...
Rich's House of Vinyl
"I’ve got nothing at all against one hit wonders or “flashes in the pan,” particularly if they create some little pop gem that I can love forever, but I’m always encouraged and inspired to experience artists who are committed to their work over the course of their lifetimes. With a musical history that starts more than 30 years ago, Steve Barton is clearly one of those artists." READ MORE...
PROJECTOR - ALBUM BREAKDOWN
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