Recorded in 1999, Neal A. Yeager's Album "Sparse" Now Enjoying Internet Sales Due to Song Inspired by Works of Carl Sagan and James Randi

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The album "Sparse" by Neal A. Yeager features the song "Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone" which catalogs a variety of pseudo-sciences and weird beliefs.

In 1999, Neal A. Yeager finished recording an album entitled Sparse https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sparse/id609908957. In 2013 that album is finally gaining attention and sales due to the unexpected popularity of Tesseracts & the Rosetta Stone, a song about pseudo-science and the tabloid culture which came about after readings of Carl Sagan and James Randi. The odd title of the song (which manages references to alien pyramid builders, auras, Atlantis, spoon benders and hidden Jesus images on tortillas) refers to 2 segments of Sagan's "Cosmos" series.

Recorded at several small studios in L.A., the album "Sparse" was a bit ahead of its time and a precursor to the style of production popular with many singer/songwriters in the 2000s. "What I was shooting for in '99--and it seemed a bit odd at the time--was to create an album that had the stark, minimalist feel of an acoustic album without strictly being an acoustic album," said Yeager, "There are only a few instruments on each song and the few instruments that are there are mixed up front with the vocals and with very little reverb on anything. Even I was surprised at just how intimate that approach made the album feel."

The song Tesseracts and the Rosetta Stone started to catch on with internet radio stations earlier this year when Yeager released his latest album, "The Last Gasp of Juan Diego del Fuego" and he added the old album Sparse to iTunes and other internet sites at the same time. "I was promoting a new song, entitled Sick Little Monkey, but the song that caught on was Tesseracts. I'm not sure why, but I'm not complaining."

Sparse is available on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sparse/id609908957, Amazon mp3 http://www.amazon.com/Sparse/dp/B0086HJVLI/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375242862&sr=301-2 and other online music outlets.

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