When The Sidewalk Ends is the musical examination of the black-male psyche after enduring and continuing to survive both acute and general trauma. It is the search for healing and asylum from the daily tribulations that occur on account of one's racial background. It is my hope that this album begins conversation about what the recognition of this reoccurring undiagnosed issue looks like, what could it’s healing entail. This album embraces the fact that its issues are dense and deeply rooted in a system designed for the failure of anyone who try’s to dismantle it. This album is a testimony of existence, protest, and survival and how they all become synonymous and unified in the prolonging of the black body.
released July 4, 2017
All Songs produced by Cliff Notez. Additional Production from Tim Hall & Hamstank. Additional Vocals by Samantha Viotty, VQnC, Black Venus, Oompa, Forté, Makalani, Dhy Berry of Radclyffe Hall, Eric Seligman. J. Dottin, Duivison, Hamstank, Porsha O & Fonzie
Trumpet: Eric Seligman
Saxophone: Tim Hall
Bass: Cliff Notez, Hamstank & Tim Hall
Guitar: Cliff Notez & Hamstank
Keys: Cliff Notez & Tim Hall
Violin: Fiona Wood (Intro to Fright Night)
Additional Drums: Rah Zen (Nostalgia)
Executive Produced by Cliff Notez and HipStory
Recorded, MIxed and Mastered by Cliff Notez with additional engineering, mixing and mastering by Hamstank and Daniel Zelonky of National Recording LLC in Milwaukee, WI.
Cover Art by Cliff Notez, Layout by Nicholas Antonio Rodriguez Martin
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