Drum Programming – Ikue Mori
Executive Producer – Kazunori Sugiyama
Guitar – Marc Ribot, Robert Quine
Mastered By – Allan Tucker
Mixed By – Joe Ferla
Producer – John Zorn
Recorded By – Alec Head
Recorded at Sear Sound, NYC, 14-16 February 1994.
Mixed at Sound On Sound, 24 July 1994.
Mastered at Foothill Digital, NYC.
“Guitarist Robert Quine has claimed that Painted Desert is his session, but it wasn’t released as such “because of legalities.” Ikue Mori, under whose name this album was released, views it more as a meeting between Quine and herself that was directed by producer John Zorn. Either way, Painted Desert is a stunning work of guitar and drum machine/sampler trios. Mori recorded her parts, which rely primarily on tom tom and cymbal sounds, and then gave the tapes to Quine and Marc Ribot, who improvised guitar parts…”Source