All songs written, arranged and performed by Toby Dammit.
©℗ Toby Dammit - La Chunga Publishing - All Rights Reserved.
Produced by Toby Dammit with Bertrand Burgalat & Johan Kugelberg.
Executive Producers: Bertrand Burgalat, Jeff Gibson & Johan Kugelberg.
Tracks 1. and 3. recorded at Dammit Centrale, New York and Tricatel, Paris, August 1999. Engineered by Toby Dammit and Peter von Poehl. Mixed by Doug Henderson at Moose, New York, December 1999. Vocal performances by Toby and Wanda Dammit. Track 2. recorded at Tricatel, Paris, August 1999. Engineered by Peter von Poehl. Mixed by Doug Henderson at Moose, New York, December 1999. Track 5. recorded at Tricatel, Paris, August 1999. Engineered by Toby Dammit and Doug Henderson. Mixed by Doug Henderson at Moose, New York, December 1999. Track 5. recorded at Tricatel, Paris, August 1999. Engineered by Peter von Poehl. Mixed by Dave Sardy at Moose, New York, November 1999. RMI Electric Harpsicord performed by Bertrand Burgalat. Track 6. recoerded at Dammit Centrale and Moose, New York, January 2000. Engineered by Toby Dammit and Doug Henderson. Mixed by Doug Henderson at Moose, New York. All artwork and design by Wanda Dammit, New York. All photography by Lamay Photo, New York. Art Direction by Frank Longo, New York. Format transfers made by Greg Gordon at Moose, New York. Mastered by Matt Merman at SAE Mastering.
Merci: Thomas Jamois and David Barat at Tricatel, Michel Houellebecq, Alain Lahana, James Trussart, Penta Swanson, Air France and Bertrand Burgalat. Didi Madloba: Nodar Rode. Tack: Johan Kugelberg, Maria Fors, Peter von Poehl and Jesper Eklöw. Danke: Thomas Wydler and Beate Bartel. Cheers: Jos Grain and Chris Metzler. Hvala Lepa: Neue. Slovenische. Kunst. Thanks: Jeff Gibson, Doug Henderson, Dave Sardy, Larry Lamay, Kathy Fenker, The Cryptic Corporation, Greg Gordon, Michael Evans, Karen Mantler, Maren Kugelberg. Excluding Bertrand's handsome harpsichord playing, what you hear on this record is a percussion-only fiesta!
"Toby Dammit, Hmmm?"
"Bertrand (Burgalat) had taken me to a late night dinner at one of those wonderful Parisian restauarants that you can never find again no matter how hard you search. We joined several others, all asssociated, in one way or another, with Tricatel. One of those dining was an amiable American who, like myself, sported a distinctive southern twang. I knew it had to be Toby Dammit. On the ride over to the restauarant all Bertrand had talked about was Toby and this exciting record he was making. After eating and a sip of champagne (what else?) off we flew to Berrand's studio to hear what "Toby was up to.
"Well, Toby completely surprised me with an all percusssion album unlike anything I had ever heard before. I was so impressed that the very next night I brought FOUR of my best friends over to the studio to hear his recordings. Now THEY want to record with him! Go Toby Go!"
Hardy Fox, The Cryptic Corporation
"Nec Pluribus Impar: Mister Dammit walks on a very special path. One after 808 he's jsut begun his percussive voyage. Toby is the best ambassador of mankind: smart, generous, he can do what he wants with music. And what does he want? Fantasy, mystery, abstraction as a way to transmit the most subtle emotions. T.D.'s world is designed by Gottlieb, reality made unreal, echoes of a strange America. Believe me or not, this is the music Harper's Bizarre would make today."
Bertrand Burgalat, Tricatel
"The masses are asses who need to buy Dammit! Glasses!"
Mark Mothersbaugh, DEVO
Note: The lovely fold-out diorama below, photographed by Mr. Lary 7, is lurking within the CD insert.