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HaHa HuHu

by Aaron Roche

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about

HaHa HuHu is the beautiful new album by Brooklyn-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Roche. Released through figureight records, the album acts as an anchor for Roche’s contrasting narratives: a singer-songwriter with an ear for the avant-garde; a contemporary composer who sings American folk music; an instrumentalist who works as a recording engineer.

Roche’s musical CV offers some insight into his craft. He performs (guitar) in the touring bands of musicians as diverse as R. Stevie Moore, Lower Dens, Sufjan Stevens and Anohni, he has composed music for the American Ballet Theatre, he has played trumpet with his father’s brass ensemble. Though filtered through his strange and singular lens, all these elements of sound help illuminate the musician and his vision. The album’s wistful sensitivity and heartening playfulness reveal a songwriter both mature and confident, drawn to lo-fi and droning textures, to nonstandard song-crafting, to acutely personal observation.

"A spellbinding hymn...incantatory vocal phrases repeating atop rising and falling tide of noise and subtly glitchy percussion...Magical.”
-Stereogum

credits

released September 8, 2017

HaHa HuHu
Co-produced by Shahzad Ismaily and Aaron Roche
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily
All songs written by Aaron Roche

Bang
All the things by Aaron Roche.
Double Bass by Logan Coale.
Voice by Alexandra Sopp.
More electronics by Michael Hammond.

The Telephone
Aaron Roche records his mumblings and shaking hands and forgets about it.
Ryan Mace finds them and helps Aaron Roche figure out what he said and played.
Ryan Mace records Aaron Roche's vocals.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

One Thing At A Time
Guitars, Beats, Voices, Synths, Basses made up by Aaron Roche.
Nadia Sirota plays viola parts in her apartment before a show at Spectrum NYC which were transcribed by Brian Petuch.
Grey McMurray sits with Aaron Roche in his old apartment as they did. Grey McMurray invents electric guitar parts.
Paul Wiancko records cello parts which were transcribed by Brian Petuch.
Qasim Naqvi gets recorded into Aaron Roche's laptop speakers because Aaron Roche couldn't remember his name much less his apogee duet.
Lorna Dune and Keith Milgaten send Aaron Roche synth parts to try and calm him down and help him remember who he is.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

Like Why I
Original Song, Voice, Guitar, and Beat by Aaron Roche.
Voice by Alexandra Sopp.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

HaHa HuHu
Voice, Guitars, Beats, Electronics by Aaron Roche.
Violin parts improvised by Caleb Burhans.
Cello parts improvised by Paul Wiancko.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.



Wooden Knife
Recorded originally by Pete Wells at Saltlands.
Cello improvised by Clarice Jensen.
Strings arranged and premixed with vocals and guitar by Michi Wianko.
Vocal Overdubs by Aaron Roche.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

Florida
Recorded live in a stairwell by Aaron Roche and Helga Davis.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

The Terror
Arranged by ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble): Clarice Jensen, Grey McMurray, Timo Andres, Chris Thompson, and Yuki Matthews.
Recorded live and mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

Supreme Monument
Sung and played by Aaron Roche and Mirande Rajeev.
Recorded live and mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

K Is Manic
Original Choir Work for the Andrews University Singers commissioned by the Florida Hospital 7th Day Adventist Church written by Aaron Roche with transcription assistance from Nicholas Zork.
Premixed and edited in Iceland for intended use at Greenhouse Studios by Aaron Roche.
Panic Attack recorded into iPhone and eventually sung by Aaron Roche.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

Sig Beeg Sig Moor
Aaron Roche played guitar.
Shahzad Ismaily recorded Aaron Roche live.
Phil Keaggy recorded electric guitar.
Mixed by Shahzad Ismaily.

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