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Rosy Maze
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studio album by Marker Starling
Released 2015
Label Tin Angel
Album chronology
Monody
(2010)
Rosy Maze
(2015)
I'm Willing
(2016)

Rosy Maze is the fifth album by Canadian artist Marker Starling (Chris A. Cummings) released in 2015.

A concept album, Rosy Maze features a long list of longstanding Toronto musicians, including Sandro Perri and Ben Gunning. The track "Husbands", has an accompanying music video and has been singled out by various writers in the music press.

"...there are shades of Beach Boys baroque pop in the arrangement, while the vocal delivery has traces of David Byrne's off kilter approach." - Robin Murray, Clashmusic.com.

Recording

Bed tracks were recorded at Rooster Studios, Toronto. Overdubs recorded at Buenos Bandidos Sound. Mastered by João Carvalho at João Carvalho Mastering. The album was produced and mixed by Zack G..

Track listing

All tracks written by Chris A. Cummings.

  1. Flower Of Laughter
  2. I Guarantee You A Good Time
  3. Rosy Aedicule (interlude I)
  4. Hue And Cry
  5. Heed The Call
  6. Bright As Day
  7. Only Speak Your Name
  8. Husbands
  9. Painful Spring
  10. Eyelet
  11. Jealousy Edit (interlude II)
  12. Searching For A Song
  13. Uphill Battle

Personnel

  • Jay Anderson – drums, percussion, rhythm arrangements
  • Jonathon Challoner – trumpet
  • Julia Collins – violin
  • Caitlin Coppell – french horn
  • Chris A. Cummings – written by, wurlitzer, vocals, keyboards, instrumental arrangements
  • Michael Davidson – vibraphone, glockenspiel
  • Ryan Driver – flute, melodica
  • Dennis Frey – vocals
  • Zack G – producer, mixer, backing vocals
  • Thom Gill – backing vocals
  • Ben Gunning – backing vocals
  • Blake Howard – percussion
  • Steve Krecklo – piano recording
  • Matt McLaren – bass, piano, rhythm arrangements
  • Kenin McKay – violin
  • Alex McMaster – cello
  • Kelsey McNulty – accordion
  • Amanda Penner – viola
  • Sandro Perri – guitar
  • Mika Posen – viola
  • David Quackenbush – french horn
  • Alex Samaras – backing vocals
  • Christopher Sandes – organ
  • RJ Satchithananthan – trombone
  • Nick Storring – cello
  • Jeremy Strachan – alto flute, bass flute, flute, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, string arrangements
  • Fanny Tang – viola
  • Nick Taylor – guitar
  • Felicity Williams – backing vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Yosuke Yamaguchi – cover art