Dog Days                 
The March                 
Yumeji's Theme         

The Strange Parade
Interlude I                 

The Peak                 
Phrygian Dervish
for Hinda        
August Night
Train Wreck
Maroon Bells
Interlude II
Truth Serum
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_(Chris George) 2004                                 
_(Chris George, Steven Berson, Helen Yee) 2003
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_(Shigeru Umebayashi) 2000                         
_arranged by Steven Berson and Helen Yee 2005
_(Chris George) 2005                                 
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_(Steven Berson) 2003                                 
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_(Steven Berson) 2005                         
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_(Chris George) 2002                         
Design and photographs by Cooley Design Lab
Photograph of Invert by Esther Levine

Special thanks to:
Rachel's: Christian Frederickson, Edward Grimes,
Rachel Grimes, Greg King, Eve Miller, Jason Noble;
Simona Bares, Tom Lemmon, Roberto Rodriguez,
 Paul Evans Mitchell, Tim Iseler, Asha Mevlana, Amalia Daskalakis,
Jackson Haring/High Road Touring, Brice Rosenbloom,
Irene Trudell/WFMU, Zoe Keating, Rebecca Moore, Roger Miller,
Mike Block, Bonfire Madigan, Marci Brennan,
Suzanne Fiol/Issue Project Room,
Benjamin Ickies/The Ambitious Orchestra,
Tamar Rogoff/Solar 1, Esther Levine, Ed Littman, Steve Cooley,
and our families and friends.
Helen Yee: violin
Chris Jenkins: viola
Chris George: cello
Steven Berson: cello

with special guest:
Roberto Rodriguez:
drums on tracks 2 and 8
all music (c) 2007 Invert
except Yumeji's Theme (c) 2000 Shigeru Umebayashi
all rights reserved
Invert is proud to announce the release of its new full length third CD, "The Strange Parade," (Inverted Music IM-02-2). This CD is a fresh departure, even for this already alternative string quartet. It contains fourteen pieces that showcase the group's distinctive mix of compositions and improvisations by members of the band. Also included is Invert's own arrangement of Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi's "Yumeji's Theme," familiar to many as the haunting music from Wong Kar Wai's movie, "In The Mood For Love."

What sets "The Strange Parade" apart from their previous recordings is the inclusion of two cuts that feature Roberto Juan Rodriguez on drums. Invert's often groove-driven music gets an extra rhythmic boost from Rodriguez on the songs "Dog Days" and "The Peak." This talented drummer has performed with Ruben Blades, Lester Bowie, T-Bone Burnett, Randy Brecker, Paquito D'Rivera, Julio Iglesias, The Miami Sound Machine, Joe Jackson, Dave Liebman, Paul Simon, Lloyd Cole and Phoebe Snow, and Marc Ribot among numerous others.

Besides featuring six compositions by Invert's cellists Chris George and Steven Berson, "The Strange Parade" also includes seven group collaborations entirely improvised in the studio, and later edited and layered to create dramatic and haunting soundscapes.

"The Strange Parade" was recorded in Brooklyn, New York primarily at the legendary Excello Recording by engineer extraordinaire Paul Evans Mitchell, who has also done work for the alternative string quartet Ethel. Rodriguez's drumming was recorded at Studio G Brooklyn by Joel Hamilton, whose credits include work with Tom Waits and Elvis Costello. Additional recording was done at Total Sonic Media, the audio mastering studio owned by cellist Steven Berson, where the CD was also mixed and mastered.

The CD comes in a deluxe full color six-panel digipak featuring design and still life photographs by Cooley Design Lab, and a photograph of Invert by Esther Levine, and is available online at CD Baby.
Recorded June 5, 2005 and February 18, 2006
at Excello Recording, Brooklyn, New York
Recording engineer: Paul Evans Mitchell
Assistant engineer: Ethan Donaldson

except "Dog Days" and "The Peak":
Drums recorded January 31, 2006
at Studio G Brooklyn,
recording engineer: Joel Hamilton
Strings recorded between January and August, 2006,
at Total Sonic Media, Brooklyn, New York,
recording engineer: Steven Berson

Edited and mixed at Total Sonic Media
by Steven Berson and Chris George
Mastered at Total Sonic Media
by Steven Berson and Helen Yee
Mix/edit/mastering engineer: Steven Berson
Mastering consultant: Ed Littman

Tracks 1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14 were entirely improvised, and edited later in the studio for continuity.

"for Hinda" is dedicated to the memory
of Hinda Hannah Berson, 1941 - 2004