Limited release on clear blue cassette. 25 copies, individually numbered and complete with typewritten lyric inserts. ORDER via Killer Tofu Records HERE: killertofurecs.storenvy.com/products/13821741-artificer-blue-ruin
CDs may also be available from me soon, if you see me playing live...
Joshua C. Fosbenner - Acoustic/Electric Guitar, & Vocals throughout; Piano ; Keyboard Drone ; Tenor Banjo [5, 10, 11]; Harmonica ; 12-String Guitar & Tambourine ; Toy Piano ; Drums ; Ukulele ...
...And, featured on this recording:
Mr. David Allison - Piano and Bass Guitar 
Recorded in sporadic bursts, September 2014 - June 2015, and done almost entirely in my bedroom, at home in Quakertown PA; except, tracks 1 & 7 were recorded at Dave's house in Bridgewater, NJ, and track 6, as well as the vocals for tracks 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 & 13 were completed at my new home in Philadelphia PA. Recorded on 4-Trk cassette, mixed, and mastered by me.
This recording was a learning process for me, in the sense of experimental trial-and-error. It is not perfect. It has blemishes. But I did this on my own, for the most part, and with little previous knowledge of how to use the recording apparatus. I do, however, owe a huge debt to my brother, Adam Fosbenner, who allowed me to borrow and tinker with his recording gear, and with a few instruments, too. When I couldn't figure something out, he pointed me in the right direction. This album would not exist without him. Thanks also to Steve @ Blue Room Guitars, and Karl @ Tinicum Guitar Barn, both of whom have helped me find and maintain my guitars over the last few years. Thanks, finally, to Lance and Killer Tofu Records.
All songs are original compositions, and were written between 2008 - 2015 (they do not appear on the album in the order which they were written, though). Tracks 2, 3, 4 & 13 were written and performed in my previous band, Chronically Awkward, but have been re-imagined for this recording. "Blue Ruin" is a personal archive, meant to preserve songs that I have written, but which otherwise had no specific vessel, and would otherwise have been lost. Many of the oldest songs have been updated/revised through the years.
I painted the album's cover, as well as did other accompanying art/photography.