This album is an eclectic compilation of B-sides and collaborations between various artists I've befriended over the years of creating! Along this creative journey I've had the pleasure of meeting some of the most inspiring, thought provoking and talented people from rappers, singers, and poets to instrumentalists, beatboxers and producers, many of whom are more than just people I create with, but dear friends.
"Stone Soup For The Soul" is a sort of conceptual a follow up project to my 2013 Thanksgiving release "We'll Make It Together" and it is a collection of songs on which I was generously invited to contribute to on these artist's projects over the last couple of years. Each collaborative invitation is a huge compliment that implies that not only is my work respected, but that the artist trusts me enough to let me into influence their personal creative vision and believe that I can enhance or decorate their project in a meaningful way. This compliment is not lost on me and as much as this collection is an opportunity to anthologize and share what I've made with others. It is a platform for me to proudly present the work of my very gifted friends to the AllOne Family and hopefully expose my listeners to some new favorite artists who I have gotten the chance to work with.
Released on 3-26-2017, this is my 29th Birthday gift to you, my listeners. Thank you for dedicating your eyes and ears, your hearts and your minds and of course, most fleetingly, your valuable time. I love you very dearly and you keep me going. The gravity of this generous donation of your commitment and dedication as an audience to my striving to create and find purpose and worth in the interpretations of my experience and this world and connect with you through it is not lost on me. I hope you find some new favorite artist among this incredibly talented bunch. Until next time...
-Bruce "AllOne" Pandolfo
released March 26, 2017
Album artwork by Jenn Brand
Graphic Design by Mike Sette
Many Thanks to everyone who created the songs on this album (credited in the individual tracks) who paid me the great compliment of letting me into the world of your creative endeavors, I am very grateful for you giving me something to contribute to that can allow me to get out of my own head and explore some themes, techniques, subjects and styles I might not have without your reaching out... Kaila Mullady, Rob "Wise 1" Gonzales , EB, Mark and Eddie of Kill The Inventors, Kedrick "Dope KNife", Peter Scoma and Phil Corso of The Vigilance Committee, Blunted Sultan and the Beasley's Corner Bodega crew, Jim Davis over at Stony Brook's 90.1 WUSB FM, Sean "Prophet" Werner, LC, ESH, B.Rude
, Zak G and JabrJaw, Monk, Tim Ruiz, Tony Mahoney and Brett and Phil of The Levee//The River.
My verses and segments were recorded and mixed in several locations by the following people...
"The Hunger" by Michael Korb at 6th Street Studios
"Sanctuary Tour Guide" and "Dystopiates by Paul Fakatselis
"Least Informed" by Alexa Dexa at Rawhide Records
"Montgomery" and "186" by Peter J. Scoma
"Inanimate", "Changes", "#SquadGoHard" by Franky Bones of Down The Drain Productions
"Work In Progress" and "Fresh Prince Cover" Live at Stony Brook University, 90.1 WUSB FM
"They Say" by Austin Sandick