AOP's debut album is coming soon. All samples and tracks are arranged by Paul Marinaro. Cellos are by Heather Marinaro. All works are produced by Jack Falby and Paul Marinaro.

About Airman Our Pal

A native of New Orleans, Paul Marinaro has been an integral part of numerous bands, including one with the members of Home Video. Influenced by all musical genres, Airman's sounds draw from Amon Tobin, Bjork, Brian Eno, DJ Shadow, and Four Tet. Airman's musical genre, in a phrase, is sample-based electronic music.

Airman's palette consists of organic sounds: acoustic instruments, orchestras, field recordings from far off places, sounds rare and familiar. Part archivist, part arranger, and part composer, Airman dissects recorded material in order to bring new life to it, whether by looping or isolating pitches, or offering them re-harmonized and re-arranged. His goal is to make something sublime through a carefully orchestrated collage of sound.

One of Airman's tracks was previously released on a compilation called Six Records Breaks Your Heart Again by Six Records in 2002 (Track 8: "Shelther" [now called "Shelter"]). In March 2003 Time Out New York Magazine (pg. 133) wrote "Most of the time, though, the collection offers gratifyingly alert chill-out tracks from Airman Our Pal..."

Airman also received some praise for his remix of Home Video's "Superluminal," which was featured on The Fast Life blog.

More to come, but check out the AOP pages on Facebook and MySpace for the time being...