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Rob Schipul

Cute-Core

Spittle (Re-mastered)
Ice-Pulse (Re-mastered)
It Doesn't Get Any Worse Than This (R)
Halloween (Re-mastered)
Witch (Re-mastered)
Piano Sucks (Re-mastered)
Grey Mind (Re-mastered)
January (Re-mastered)
Evil Is Live Backwards (Re-mastered)
In Comes April (Re-mastered)


Spittle
Ice-Pulse
It Doesn't Get Any Worse Than This
Halloween
Witch
Piano Sucks
Grey Mind
January
Evil Is Live Backwards
In Comes April


Compact Disc (CD) ($9,99)

Original cassette insert, sheet
music, Teen-Beat Originals digipak.

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ASCENSION ROBERT SCHIPUL Incarnate 7 inch vinyl 45
ROBERT SCHIPUL The American Scene album
ROBERT SCHIPUL Cute-Core sheet music
1997 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
1998 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
1999 Teenbeat Sampler
2000 Teenbeat Sampler
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
2010 Teen-Beat Other Music Sampler compilation album
Teen-Beat Holiday Card 2010/2011 compilation album
ROB SCHIPUL Cute-Core CD album
ROB SCHIPUL
Cute-Core
cover of CD
ROB SCHIPUL Cute-Core CD album
ROB SCHIPUL
Cute-Core
inside of CD insert
ROB SCHIPUL Cute-Core sheet music
ROB SCHIPUL
Cute-Core
sheet music
[included with CD purchase]

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Rob Schipul, vocals, Hardman Concert Grand Piano


GUEST PLAYERS

Aaron Smith, guitar, bass


RECORDED BY

Aaron Smith,

at Rob's house, New Milford, Connecticut, USA
on cassette 4-track
September-October, 1994


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Rob Schipul


COVER DESIGN

Rob Schipul


ET CETERA

Our Teen-Beat re-issue includes both remastered mixes of all the songs, but also the original mixes dubbed from the original cassette (which comes with free extra hiss).

Originally released on cassette by Robert Schipul's own Starlet Records, White Swan Drive, New Milford, Connecticut. Original catalogue number: Starlet Records 03.

"Spittle" contains as sample from "Rotate" by Land of the Loops.

"January" was originally (or later?) titled "Pool of Ice".

"Piano Sucks" was originally (or later?) titled "Asshole (Piano Player)".


RECORDING NOTES

Fall of 1994 was the beginning of my freshman year at public high school. Having just survived the wasteland that is otherwise known as "middle-school", I was going through all that angsty teenage navel-gazing that normal teenagers go through. I was also experiencing musical sounds that I had never heard of before. A little college station, WXCI in Danbury, CT, was turning me on to amazing bands and I was quickly becoming obsessed with the holy triumvirate of 4AD, Sub Pop and Teenbeat Records - more specifically, His Name is Alive, Velocity Girl and Unrest. Little did I know that all three bands were Six-Degrees-of-Kevin Bacon-connected through the indie rock mini-universe.

At that time, Unrest's Isabel Bishop EP was on the playlist at WXCI. I used to tape songs off the radio and make multiple requests by throwing my voice so that I could hear as much by Unrest as possible. "Teenage Suicide" was a particularly memorable request as the DJ announced it by saying "I really hope I am not fulfilling this guy's suicide by playing this". The music was jangly, poppy and the fastest guitar-playing I had ever heard, with twisted and morose lyrics. I was in love. It spoke to me.

Also around this time, I was starting to write my first tunes. I had plunked melodies out on the keyboard before but I was now beginning to find my voice (although my actual voice was still a trainwreck as evidenced on these recordings). I cobbled together some music with the help from an older friend with a 4-track, and sent it to a handful of labels (I believe the three mentioned above). Not expecting much, I couldn't believe it when I got a note back from Mark Robinson - Mr. Unrest himself - telling me he was interested in putting something out on his label. I felt like I had become a rock star and brought that note with me everywhere for the following year. You now are holding a replica of that original demo that Mr. Robinson took a chance on - none of these recordings have surfaced elsewhere. And it might just take you back to your freshman year of high school hell too.

- Robert Schipul, February, 2010


ROBERT SCHIPUL

RELEASE DATE

May 25, 2010


ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE

October, 1994


FORMAT

audio cassette (Starlet Records)

compact disc (Teen-Beat)


LENGTH

51 minutes, 13 seconds

20 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 461


ORIGINAL CATALOGUE No.

Starlet Records 03


DETAILS

10 original Starlet Records cassettes made.

This re-issue manufactured on deluxe Archival Teenbeat CD-Rs and packaged into high quality Teenbeat Originals digipaks. Includes the original cassette insert.

This compact disc also includes sheet music for each and every song on the album.

DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Incarnate [as Ascension]


ALBUMS

April
Live on WXCI
Cute-Core
6 Songs
Puffy Paint
The American Scene
Winter
Everything Stays the Same, the More You Want It to Change
Walking on a Wire
A Safe Way to Sound
Water & Light
Spiralling
Robert Schipul
Chemical Constellations
Summersky
Plays songs of The National
Dream Theft


COMPILATIONS

1997 Teenbeat Sampler
Cooler Than Empty Vee
1998 Teenbeat Sampler
Pixies Tribute (not released)
1999 Teenbeat Sampler
2000 Teenbeat Sampler
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
The Unlike Label Sampler 2002
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler
Teen-Beat Holiday Card 2010/2011
We Believe You (His Name is Alive tribute)


ALSO

UNREST: Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary
Teen-Beat Checklist Cards


SONGS

A Century of Fakers
A Sadness Lasts 1000 Years
Aqua Marine
As Evening Sets In
Ascension
Autumn
Autumn Serenade
Baby Fish Mouth
Beautiful Day
Beautiful Nothing
Belton Circle
Better Off Unknown
Black Magic
Black Sunday Rain
Blind
Bloodbuzz Ohio
The Blue Falls Down
Blue Spring
Brilliantly
Change From the Offering Plate
Close Your Eyes
Could U Even Love Me
The Country Church
Crossover
Dagger
The Darkest Days
Dead Dreams
December
Declaring the Attack
Deserter
Electionation
Everything I Touch Gets Ruined
Evil is Live Backwards
Expectations
Fly Away
Foundation Day
The Friendly Beasts
Frost Covers Everything
Further Away
Gleaning What the Reapers Sow
Good King Wenceslas
Grapefruit
Grey Mind
Hallowed Groundings
Halloween
Haunted Streets In the Early Morning
The Herald Angels
Here You Can Dream
The Holly and the Ivy
How Could You Possibly
I Burn Myself
I Could Find You If I Really Wanted To
I Still Come Back for More
Ice-Pulse
In a Grave
In Comes April
In Orion
Incarnate
Into the Villa
Introduction
It DoesnŐt Get Any Worse Than This
ItŐs Too Late Now, Baby
January (Pool of Ice)
Land
Landscape Painting
Letters for Ellen
Little Earthquakes
Live In My Heart
Lost
Maps
Mary
Mistaken for Strangers
Moon Beach
Moon Over Boston
Morning Gold Light
Night Terrors
No One Special
Not Even Breathing
Not Everyone Has a Home
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
October
Oh Well
On the Radio
Past the Mission
Patriotic Up Rise
Piano Sucks
Promenade
Punk Rock Child
Red Hot Air Balloon
Religion
Republic
Responsible
Return Policy
Round and Round
Schizophrenia
Schoolyard
Scratchings
Send My Face
Severed Hand
Shrapnel From the Carpet
Silent Night
Silver and Gold
Sling In My Hand
Slow Show
Snoozer
Sonata 1
Sonata 2
Sonata 3
Sonata 4
Sonata 5
Sonata 6
Sonata 7
Sorrow
Sounds In the Street
Spiralling
Spiralling (7Ó Pop Edit)
Spit in Half
Spittle
Spring Near Cornwall
Stem
Storm in August
Sugar
Sunday Smile
Super-Connected
Swallowed By the Moor
Sweater Off
Swing
Takeaway
Teething Brute
Thankful 4 U
There is a Light That Never Goes Out
Tightrope
Too Far Too Long
Treasure
Turn Out the Lights
Turn the Light Off
Twisted Spires
Underground
Underneath the Moon
Untitled
The Visiting Clientele
Waiting For Snow
Wash Me Out
The Wassail Song
Waterwheels
Wexford
When Heroes Fall Down
Where Is My Mind?
The Wind Over the Water
Winter
Witch
The Witching Hour