Return To Center

by Kirin J Callinan

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alvarfj Excellent, off kilter pop music. Favorite track: Rise.
Burial Grid
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Burial Grid Ordinarily an all-covers album functions as a lame contract-fulfilling cash-grab. RtC, however scrolls along like an unusually personal, pure document of a brilliant artist's life soundtrack and subsequent development. That it was recorded, mostly impromptu, in 14 days is all the more astonishing. Favorite track: The Homosexual.
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snackthak Anyone that covers Momus captures my heart! Splendid collection of covers from some great artists with that familiar Kirin flair. Favorite track: The Homosexual.
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Pierre Conrad What it's missing in one-of-a-kind songwriting (the kind only Kirin is capable of) it comes close to making up for with charm and imagination. He makes a lot of covers his own, and the ones that do closely stick to their roots are done so with terrific performances. He breathed new life into "The Whole of the Moon" and I can't believe he didn't write it despite first hearing the original many years ago. Favorite track: The Whole Of The Moon.
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yourfriendcimi Best cover album ever Favorite track: It Takes A Muscle To Fall In Love.
Probably the best cover album I've listened to in a long time Favorite track: You Weren't In Love With Me.
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Life Is Life 04:26
Pretty Boy 04:25
Rise 05:11
Vienna 05:19


released June 21, 2019

Produced by Francois Tetaz & Kirin J Callinan
Recorded by Travis Ference in The Pit, below Casa Manzanita, over 14 days from August 20 (Eid Al Adha / The Purchase) to September 3 (Labor Day USA / The Return), 2018.
Mixed by Travis Ference & Kirin J Callinan.
Mastered by Joe La Porta at Sterling Sound NYC.

Return to Center performed, in varying degrees, by :

Kirin J Callinan - Lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar & additional keys
Benji Lysaght - Guitars
Drew Erickson - Most Synths & Keys
Vicky Nguyen - Additional Synth & Keys
Stella Mozgawa & Dave Elitch - Drums & Percussion
Zach Dawes, Jasper Leek & Kelsey Gonzalez - The Electric Bass
Terry Willesee - News Anchor on Rise
Lee Lin Chin - Journalist on Rise
Harmonies, Backing & Other Voices by Colin Caulfield, Holiday Sidewinder, Jasmine Poulton, Fred Page, Rob Moore, Elliot Sergeant, Irene Tetaz, Susie Tetaz, Vivian Tetaz, Caroline Tetaz, Kat Khaleel, Nina Ljeti, Rainsford Qualley, Joseph Matick, Britt Lucas, Hailey Mallozzi, Payton Morse, Christian Oyen, Kirin J Callinan.
Personal Assistance - Payton Morse & Christian Oyen
Tickles by The Growlers
Videography by Nina Ljeti
Photography by Nina Ljeti & Kat Khaleel
Album & Single Art by Elena Flores
Management - Todd Wagstaff at Parker & Mr. French
A&R - Ethan Silverman & Scott Horscroft
Whatever else by Francois Tetaz, Travis Ference & Kirin J Callinan.


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