Felix Obelix - The Ringtone Album

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    Featuring all the hallmarks of Felix Obelix’s idiosyncratic classical/pop/experimental style – mixed meter, unusual instrumentation, interconnecting melodies and rhythms – The Ringtone Album works both as a series of downloadable tunes for your phone, and an album to be listened to in its entirety.

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The Ringtone Album features 30 one-minute-long, mostly instrumental earworms, intended as cellphone ringtones. The challenge? Pack the punch of a typical song (each with a beginning, middle and end) into about 60 seconds.

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released November 5, 2013

In late 2010, Wendy Spitzer, the brainchild behind the avant-pop, Carrboro, NC-based outfit Felix Obelix, experienced the passing of her elderly cellphone, and with it, its familiar ring. A few days into its absence, she realized that that ringtone was the piece of music she had listened to literally the most often in the preceding three years…and on a subconscious level, was the sound that meant someone wanted her. This begged the obvious question: if a ringtone could carry such meaning and weight, why wasn’t it a better piece of music?

From these initial musings, she began crafting her second full-length release – The Ringtone Album – comprised of 30 one-minute-long, mostly instrumental, fully notated earworms, intended as cellphone ringtones. Determined to give each ringtone the hi-fi treatment it deserved, Spitzer recorded most of the album at the Fidelitorium studio in Kernersville, NC, tracking all organ, bass, piano, marimba, and xylophone parts herself in just three intensive days. Josh Starmer (Birds and Arrows, The Old Ceremony) then added cello, and Terry Lonergan (Hiss Golden Messenger) later lent his talents on the drums. Nick Peterson (Track and Field) mixed and mastered the album.

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Felix Obelix Pittsboro, North Carolina

Felix Obelix is the avant-pop project of Wendy Spitzer. Her music is a blend of rocksy whatnot, avant-garde whosit and multiple-meter mathematical moxie: the twisted hits from unpopular Big-Note piano books that never were.

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