CRO$$ is the debut collaboration between Asheville, NC musicians Mike Johnson and Corey Parlamento (aka Livingdog). Each song was structured by using a different combination of acoustic and electronic instruments, field recordings, and household objects. They created fictional story lines based on photographs to dictate the direction each song would travel and then utilized elements of ambient and avant-garde music to create a sonic landscape for each image and story. CRO$$ is a collection of soundscapes that range from meditative and playful to chaotic and explosive.
released June 11, 2019
Album artwork: “Icescapes” by Sarah Knobel
Produced by: Corey Parlamento and Mike Johnson
Mixed: by Mike Johnson
Mastered by: Adam Boose @ Cauliflower Audio
I cannot think of another word to call this compilation besides masterpiece. A go-to for relaxation, stress reduction, introspection, and aural comfort. This album knows its role, delivers quality ambience, and showcases the exceptional talent that Past Inside the Present provides. Juniperus Kaizuka
As a few others have pointed out, this album has gotten me through the past few months with a calming and nurturing soundscape... looking forward to having the first 4 tracks on vinyl finally... wish I could hang out with everyone else who posted a comment about this album... muthubuntu
An impressive example of drifting drone textures, a pair of tracks that ebb and flow through the soundscape, leading the listener on an engaging journey defined by subtle shifts in tone.
Great stuff... rikm