Chris Schoen: Heaven, Hell, or Whatever

2012: Tracks 1-5; 13-15, recorded & mixed by David Costanza at the Barn Recorder, Questa.


15 songs adapted from Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal, originally written for Theater Oobleck’s cantastoria cycle “Baudelaire In A Box.”


released October 31, 2012

 Tracks 6-12 recorded and mixed by John Szymanski in assorted living & dining rooms, Chicago, IL. Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Magneto Mastering. Cover art by Jeffrey Dorchen.

Music by Chris Schoen. Lyrics by Charles Baudelaire, as translated by Chris Schoen. Originally written for performance in Theater Oobleck’s cantastoria cycle “Baudelaire in a Box.” For more information, All songs © 2012 Blooms Unbearable (ASCAP)

Musicians: Chris Schoen, Emmy Bean, David Costanza, Dylan Hinckley, Ronnie Kuller, Anne Speroni, John Szymansi, and Heather Trost.

Thanks to: Amy Warren and and T-Roy Martin for originating the live versions of these songs, John Bliss for use of his basement for drum recording, Theater Oobleck for innumerable assistances, and Everyone that kindly supported this project through Kickstarter.

Available at BANDCAMP