Recording for Back from the West started in our basement studios in February 2015, and featured Mike Smirnoff on drums. The Gospel of Dystopia featured Olivia Mancini on backing vocals. All other instruments were recorded by CDM throughout the rest of 2015, with mixing and mastering in the fall of that year. The album was released in early 2016.
Champ de Mars comprises various artists who have been playing together for years (mostly in Northern California) since the early 1990s, in and around UC Davis, a fine California institution. A sampling of other tunes from the pre-CDM days.