Description from tinhorn planet:
one clear minute, volume 01, marks the beginning of a new vinyl 7" series from the gifted children. responding to some who complained of too-short songs over the years, they decided to write and record several dozen songs with one rule: the maximum song length is 60 seconds. in that single minute, the gifted children have managed to create fully realized songs, not just little fragments or tossed-off ideas. and 7" vinyl is the perfect medium to exploit for such a project - each volume of the one clear minute series will contain 8-11 songs, making for mini-albums on each record.
volume one kicks off the series with a wide variety of sounds, with straight-ahead indie rock ('forget about the mountains'), piano ballads ('dirigible army'), oddly catchy diatribes ('no saviors, please'), beatlesque ('marina sirtis') and much more... these 9 songs pack more coherent ideas into a mere 8 minutes than many full-length albums.
released September 15, 2009
aaron boucher - drumset on 3
tim grimaldi - drumset on 1,6-8; hi-hat on 3
james earl sahr - guitar on 7; voice on 7
justin sheehan - voice on 3 & 8
jeff suszczynski - guitars on 1,3,6,8 & 9; voices on 1,2,3,5-9; piano on 5 & 8; keyboard on 6; floor tom on 6; ebows on 7
bill trautman - bass on 1-4,6-8; guitars on 2,4 & 9; voices on 2,4 & 9; drumset on 2 & 4; snare drum on 9