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Paid By the Word

by The Bell Cycle

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Piya Ki 06:21
Consider 03:25
Which Way 03:21
Bhakti 04:58
Entangled 04:47


released May 28, 2013

THE BELL CYCLE is Isabel Castellvi (vocals, cello, guitar, rabab, sarangi, xylophone) and Rob Chamberlain (vocals, guitar, drums, stick dulcimer).

PAID BY THE WORD sounds especially wonderful because of the manifold contributions of these fine humans:
Emily Holden – violin (Into The Drink)
Raymond Sicam – vocals (Consider and Bhakti)
Smt. Sri Rajyasree Ghosh – vocals (Piya Ki)

The Chorus on Entangled features Marisa Clementi, Emily Holden, Miriam Katz, Laleh Khorramian, Paul Manza, Adeeb Mohiuddin, Raymond Sicam, and Jenni Quilter.

Claps on The Fire This Time were made by the following hand owners: Miriam Katz, Laleh Khorramian, Paul Manza, Adeeb Mohiuddin, Raymond Sicam, Jenni Quilter

Mixed by Attiss Ngo at Cable Hill Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Adrian Morgan at Timeless Mastering, Brooklyn, NY
Artwork by Krysta Brayer

Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Paul Manza and all our friends at Heartland who supported us from start to finish— keeping our minds, bodies, and spirits well fed. Thanks to Emily Holden & Raymond Sicam for lending us your recording gear and technical support which made a home studio possible. Thank you Adeeb Mohiuddin and Donna Chamberlain for generously supporting the production of the album, which hastened it’s arrival and allowed us to bring in the assistance of some of the best folks in music production.

Special thanks…
…to Attiss Ngo at Cable Hill Studio for his creative musical talents, brilliant skills and the time he gave so generously to mixing our album.

…to Krysta Brayer, Artiste Extraordinaire, who so generously shared her creativity, resources and time in giving our album it’s beautiful FACE!

…to Isabel’s guru Smt. Rajyasree Ghosh for sharing her beautiful voice with us. For her endless inspiration and rich knowledge of North Indian Classical Music. Piya Ki Najereya is a traditional hindi song she taught me. www.rajyasree.com

…to Leah Moskowitz, Master Videographer, who shot and edited live performances and interviews for the promotion and fundraising of the album. www.leahmoskiwitz.com

…to Tripp Dudley, Elizabeth Sullivan and Kristin Hoffman who joined us in earlier evolutions of the band.

…to our families and friends whose love and inspiration are vital to our being and to making music.

…to Jack Kerouac, Kali & Bowie, two chickens and a rooster.

…and to the individuals who contributed to our fundraiser that made the production of this album possible. THANK YOU!


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