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    Sanford rapper Spose, aka Ryan Peters, writes verses around noon in a room at Halo recording studio. Spose rounded up a crew of Maine musicians to produce an album from start to finish in 24 hours at Halo. He came up with the idea back in February and immediately booked space at Halo and reached out to a bunch of his music industry friends.

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    Dominic Lavoie, center, leaves to take a break after recording a guitar part for one of the albums songs.

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    Spose watches as his friend and videographer Jay Brown listens to the verses just recorded for the album's first song.

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    David Gutter records a part for one of the albums songs at The Halo Studio. Gutter, of the bands Rustic Overtones and Armies, was one of many local musicians to come help out.

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    John Roods works in the studio. Roods is one of dozens of people Spose recruited to produce an album from start to finish in 24 hours at Halo recording studio.

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    Spose conducts a room full of artists as they sing-scream a line for the album.

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    Introductions are made in the entry way at The Halo Studio. A lot of the musicians knew one another, but some met for the first time at the studio that day and immediately began working on the album together. "The reason I was so confident in this is because I'm so confident in them." Spose said.

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    Spose listens as Jonathan Wyman plays back something they just recorded in the studio at Halo.

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    Max Cantlin plays the guitar for one of songs on the record. Cantlin is one of the dozens of Maine musicians and producers that Spose rounded up to produce an album from start to finish in 24 hours at The Halo Studio.

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    Dominic Lavoie sings one of the layers for a song on the record. Lavoie is one of the dozens of musicians who helped collaborate on the record. He sang, played guitar and the drum machine on multiple songs.

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    Spose holds an "impromptu 10 o'clock meeting" to figure out what still needed to be done for the album.

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    Singer Anna Lombard, of the band Armies, practices on her own in a room at the Halo Studio before recording a part for a song on the album.

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    A producer works on a track in one of the rooms at the Halo Studio. The album was made completely from scratch starting at 10 a.m. Dozens of people made beats, wrote music and lyrics and mixed tracks.

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    David Gutter plays drums in the studio in the early afternoon of the 24 hour album day at The Halo Studio. Gutter, of the bands Rustic Overtones and Armies was one of many local musicians to come help out. One person in the studio noted, "There are about 1,000 years of Maine music industry experience in this place today."

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    Makeshift motivational posters made by Spose hang on the wall at Halo Studio in Windham.

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    From left, Spose, Chas Lester and Jonathan Wyman talk over a track they just recorded in the live room at the Halo Studio.

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    Spose updates the board of songs by marking off what has been completed and what still needs to be done.

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    People take a smoke break in the mid afternoon outside of The Halo Stuido.

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    An album contributor takes a nap in a back room just after midnight.

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