Most of this album was recorded throughout the summer of 2018.
I tried to list as many people as I could for the "special thanks" section: mostly people who've been an active part of my life over the past year. Whether they've booked a show for me on an out of state excursion, or attended a show that I've booked, or just been a great friend in general...I feel bad when I forget to list somebody, especially if they've played a big role.
The recordings would not have been possible without the following for loaning certain pieces of gear that I've used: Penny Grune-Fae (a looping pedal), Hal Harmon (a ZOOM bass fx pedal), Jeremiah Paddock (a Yamaha keyboard and a karaoke tape), and Emmy Lou (letting me record a few tracks at the ART/Ifact art studio down the road from me in Lakeland).
I went through a few track list revisions, track titles, the order of tracks. There are a few outtakes, at least one of which I might contribute to a future compilation or split release.
The second track, "Going to Hell Again," was recorded shortly after I had purchased a Behringer vintage delay pedal from a nearby pawn shop. I originally recorded it to test out some equipment and stopped right before the 5 minute mark, intending to use it on a potential EC Add-and-Pass cassette when another one arrives in my mailbox...but I liked the track so much, I felt like it made an appropriate "track 2" to an album.
Overall, I would have to say that I'm pleased with the results of this album. I personally feel like it's the best one I've done since Shock Ramen (back in 2013!).
I hope to have physical copies available in the near future...
I started recording "noise music" in early 2004, completely unaware of any "scenes" or other individuals doing this sort of thing. A lot of lo-fi recordings on a portable tape player, oftentimes guitar or bass feedback drone and delay.