About this Album
This is a solo album by Tyler Shipley of the Consumer Goods released May 2014. The title "Albumtross" refers in part to the final album by the Consumer Goods, an artistic success and commercial flop, from which a variety of debts are still being paid. The songs were recorded mostly in one take, in Gareth Williams' apartment on Langside Ave in Winnipeg. It was a very hot afternoon, so the windows were kept open. There are lots of mistakes, which were left in not necessarily because it 'felt right,' but more likely because there wasn't time to do more takes. Cleo Leslie was there patiently taking photos and videos. Sarah Fonseca came by for awhile to sing on some of Gareth's songs (which are featured elsewhere.) The gear was borrowed from the very generous Ryan McVeigh, who also did all of the mixing and other production work. The album artwork was conceived and created by Nathan Nun.