Time Travel and the Art of Happiness

Fronz Arp

Throughout 2014, I continued releasing a song a month but with an aim to produce fuller band arrangements for each track. "Time Travel and the Art of Happiness" was a track that didn't make the cut, however the title describes an underpinning theme of nostalgia, sadness and search for purpose which threads through the songs

Recorded and produced entirely in my bedroom in Paddington

Included in this download is a pdf booklet featuring all artworks created for each song release throughout the year
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deepseabigcitysmallroom

Fronz Arp

Please visit my website, https://fronzarp.com
These songs were written and recorded in a New York apartment, at the corner of Lexington and 102nd st in East Harlem, between April and October 2013 (except Bulletproof, which was recorded just before I left)
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  1. 1 You Do it To Yourself 03:21 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Our Little Secret 03:51 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Designer Children 03:12 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Hide and Seek 03:18 Info Buy
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  5. 5 A Song 03:26 Info Buy
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  6. 6 The Escape Artist 03:47 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Bulletproof 03:18 Info Buy
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FRONZ ARP IS A TINY CROOKED ORCHESTRA

Fronz Arp

"... a complex and original singer with a vocal palette of exceptional range and intensity, from the purist sophisticated falsetto to the most plaintive heart-rending tones. He has a truly amazing voice. New York and then America will discover him I am sure..." Sam Cutler (former tour manager for the Rolling Stones and manager of the Grateful Dead)

"It’s easy to figure out where the David Bowie comparisons come from after hearing just a few notes from Fronz Arp. The poppy sound and catchy beats certainly bring to mind one of Britain’s finest" - The Indie Mine, 2013

Throughout 2012, I began a songwriting project designed to push my capabilities as a songwriter, producer and musician. In Fronz Arp is a Tiny Crooked Orchestra, I released a song every two weeks, produced in as high a quality as possible on my minimal home studio (mostly based around Protools and a Shure Beta58 microphone) and distributed to Itunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and all good online stores.

In the end there were 27 songs released for the project. The rest appear in VOLUME 2

Visit my website, https://fronzarp.com
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  1. 1 Monsters Inside 04:10 Info Buy
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  2. 2 33 04:02 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Mind Games 03:12 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Gravity (What it Feels Like) 03:28 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Just Because You Want it All 04:13 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Magnolia 03:27 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Traffic 03:56 Info Buy
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  8. 8 On My Side 04:10 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Love in Animation 04:07 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Won't Back Down (Reckless) 03:25 Info Buy
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  11. 11 All of the Money in the World 03:56 Info Buy
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  12. 12 Never Let Me Go 03:52 Info Buy
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FRONZ ARP IS A TINY CROOKED ORCHESTRA: VOLUME 2

Fronz Arp

Throughout 2012, I began a songwriting project designed to push my capabilities as a songwriter, producer and musician. In Fronz Arp is a Tiny Crooked Orchestra, I released a song every two weeks, produced in as high a quality as possible on my minimal home studio (mostly based around Protools and a Shure Beta58 microphone) and distributed to Itunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and all good online stores.

For more, visit my website, https://fronzarp.com
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What Strange Machines

Fronz Arp

Please visit my website at https://fronzarp.com

On WHAT STRANGE MACHINES, released in early 2011, I wanted to explore the fringes of the dynamic, theatrical and often-abrasive writing style I've developed. The album was completely self-produced, recorded and mixed in the houses and bedrooms I've lived in recently (sorry for the noise, house-mates). The album seems to be shocking and entertaining folk all over the place (which entertains me)

"With brilliantly diverse musicality, Arp’s versatile vocals and the use of less conventional instruments such as the kazoo and the ukulele, Fronz Arp is not afraid to be adventurous" TRAXX RADIO

"These guys are weird! I think I’m in love!" HOSS THE BOSS
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  1. 1 Violet the Killjoy 03:16 Info Buy
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  2. 2 If I Ever (Crashing Down) 03:43 Info Buy
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  3. 3 I'm an Instamatic 03:47 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Vagina Removal (the Latest Fashion) 01:42 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Holes 04:38 Info Buy
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  6. 6 When You Wake Up I'll Be Gone 03:13 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Tell Me Tell Me 03:33 Info Buy
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  8. 8 You're a Shooting Star 03:54 Info Buy
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  9. 9 Freaks Freaks Freaks 03:19 Info Buy
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  10. 10 What Strange Machines 03:10 Info Buy
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Live in an Empty Theatre

Fronz Arp

In November 2011, I entered the Red Box theatre space in Sydney to record a live, solo collection of songs including material from all my releases, including several new songs.
I haven't done many shows through 2012, due to my on-going 2012 writing project, Fronz Arp is a Tiny Crooked Orchestra, in which I've been releasing a song every 2 weeks throughout the year. So I thought I'd make the audio from this recording available. Thanks to the wisdom and advice of industry veteran Sam Cutler and the visual genius of Sydney-based Cinematographer Steve Munro, the videos look amazing and are available to view on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgjDtCX_VNkgENWSnWvhVcKLbn-DC1lM7&feature=plcp

Also check out Steve's work at https://wide-angle.tv
And some insights from Sam career in the music business at https://samcutler.com
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  1. 1 A Shy Bird 02:49 Info Buy
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  2. 2 More for a Woman to Lose 03:21 Info Buy
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  3. 3 When We Were 17 (Jessie) 03:58 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Just Because You Want it All 04:03 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Tessa Hates Her Body 03:42 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Like Any Other Man 03:37 Info Buy
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  7. 7 If I Ever (Crashing Down) 04:02 Info Buy
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  8. 8 Don't Let Go 03:36 Info Buy
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  9. 9 To Make Up For Lost Time 03:03 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Love is a Cruel Machine 03:25 Info Buy
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  11. 11 Car Crash 04:08 Info Buy
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Tenacious Worms

Fronz Arp

1st released in 2009, TENACIOUS WORMS musically and lyrically takes a destinct step to the left, focussing more on the quirky aspects Fronz Arp writing style. Originally titled "Angry Birds (Eat Tenacious Worms)" but retitled to TENACIOUS WORMS when the phone game "Angry Birds" was released and became popular

...songs full of drama and action, designed to get pulses racing and yet still sounding both intricate and adventurous” Rave Magazine
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  1. 1 Things Have to End to Begin 02:54 Info Buy
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  2. 2 Anomalous Anatomy 03:37 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Tessa Hates Her Body 03:28 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Our Own Private Communism 03:06 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Tiny Furry Happy Animals 02:34 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Car Crash 03:36 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Love is a Cruel Machine 03:34 Info Buy
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  8. 8 A Shy Bird 02:37 Info Buy
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Social Architecture

Fronz Arp

https://fronzarp.com
"the singer/songwriter displays a penchant for heart warming and bone-crunching truths about love and life!" Time Off Magazine

A self-produced mixture of home recordings and sections from studios I worked in at the time
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  1. 1 The Circus of His Promises 04:38 Info Buy
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  2. 2 My Phantom Limb Pushed the Button 03:15 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Love 03:51 Info Buy
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  4. 4 Don't Let Go 03:40 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Wake Up Wake Up 04:21 Info Buy
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  6. 6 What More Could I Do 03:07 Info Buy
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  7. 7 Social Architecture 05:21 Info Buy
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In the Absence of Fear

Fronz Arp

https://fronzarp.com
My debut album release was a solo effort, entirely self-produced, recorded in a studio I worked at in Brisbane, Australia and guided by the legendary Sam Cutler (Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, https://samecutler.org ) who was my manager at the time
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  1. 1 Don't Adjust Your Eyes 03:41 Info Buy
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  2. 2 NYC 04:32 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Big I 03:47 Info Buy
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  4. 4 A Deal Cut By Fools 03:47 Info Buy
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  5. 5 These Precious Moments 03:49 Info Buy
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  6. 6 In the Absence of Fear 05:45 Info Buy
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