Parts of Speech

Parts of Speech

by DessaDessa


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Following several solo releases as well as the publication of multiple books of fiction and poetry, Minneapolis writer
apper Dessa returned with third full-length solo album Parts of Speech. A longtime member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, Dessa's work before Parts of Speech was heavier on the hip-hop wordsmithery. While lyrics are still paramount here, they're often represented more in alternative-styled singing than rap routines. In producing the album, Dessa approached it more like a mixtape for a friend than a stylistically strict collection of overly similar songs. Thus, she jumps from semi-rapped verses to deeply crooned choruses over the dark and bitter pop beat of "Call Off Your Ghost" and orchestral musing on the gently acoustic "Annabelle," among other variants in style over the course of the album.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
Label: Doomtree
UPC: 0707541608596
catalogNumber: 40
Rank: 98529

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dessa   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Rebecca Arons   Cello
Joe Mabbott   Vocals
Sean McPherson   Bass
Emily Dantuma   Sampled Cello
Nick Ogawa   Cello
Dustin Kiel   Guitar,Piano,Sounds
Mayda   Synthesizer,Guitar
Aby Wolf   Vocals
Scott Agster   Trombone
Joey Van Phillips   Percussion,Drums,Vibes
Gabriel Douglas   Vocals
Benjamin Burwell   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bruce Springsteen   Composer
Jessy Greene   Composer,Engineer
Joe Mabbott   Engineer
Sean McPherson   Composer
Paper Tiger   Producer
Nick Ogawa   Cello Arrangement
Dustin Kiel   Composer,Programming,Executive Producer
Mayda   drum programming,Additional Production
Dessa   Composer,Executive Producer,Art Direction
Lazerbeak   Producer,Executive Producer
Kai Benson   Art Direction
Joey Van Phillips   Composer
Jake Wallenius   Drum Samples
DJ Chris Neviator   Engineer
Brady Moen   Engineer

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