Very Stable Genius

by Bryan McAllister

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about

"Very Stable Genius is a project I started working on in January of 2018, around the time of the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration. It seemed crazy that a year had passed and that this ridiculous and criminal administration had remained in power, despite unbelievable and embarrassing antics from the "Very Stable Genius" himself. I set out to write some music that attempted to embody the ego behind such boastful tweets as "My Fingers Are Long And Beautiful" and "My IQ Is One Of The Highest. Sorry, Losers and Haters." As I began to write, no matter how far I went into the comedic and absurd, I found myself always winding up in a serious and solemn place. I found that although jokes and mockery can provide a temporary respite, the destruction and pain behind this man's rude, unethical, and apathetic policies and behaviors cannot be ignored. This music teeters on the edge - relishing in the comedy of absurd (and unchecked) egomania, while simultaneously holding vigil for its victims."
–Bryan McAllister

credits

released March 1, 2019

Levi Saelua - alto saxophone and bass clarinet
Peter Epstein - alto saxophone (on Plan A Parade)
Brandon Sherman - trumpet
Bryan McAllister - keyboard
Zack Teran - electric bass
Miguel Jimenez-Cruz - drums

All music composed by Bryan M. McAllister (ASCAP)
© Bryan McAllister Music (ASCAP), 2019.
All rights reserved.

Recorded by Colin Cristian on June 8th/9th, 2018
Recorded at Sound Saloon in Reno, NV
Mixed by Bryan McAllister, Ryan Burt, and Jordan Caroompas
Mastered by Will Borza

Album art and design by Eron Rauch

www.bryanmcallistermusic.com

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