Memorable and listenable this is a synth album that is as good in practice as it is in theory. Subtly buoyant these tracks are never crushed by the overlying somber mood of the whole. Comes wrapped in a lo-fi gauze as warm as a hazy August afternoon.
Favorite track: Non-Romantic Light Rail Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony.
Sublime instrumentation that evokes a myriad of thoughts and feelings. I have always loved the instrumentals on Fred Thomas’s albums. This is incredible to have a full album of this work. I am not sure if I have a favorite. Love the whole release.
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Pre-Order for Limited LP on Multicolor Vinyl • Edition of 100.
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A super limited run of LPs is being manufactured now, and should be ready to ship at the end of October or mid-November, depending on delays. Full-color jackets and labels, multicolor vinyl and only 100 copies being pressed as a souvenir of the strange summer we've been collectively enduring. The records aren't made yet so the photo is just a mock-up to activate your imaginations and entice you to pre-order a copy before they're all gone. I'm willing to ship outside of the U.S. but it's so wildly expensive. Please get in touch if you're ordering from overseas and want to get multiple copies to save on postage, or set up some other kind of deal. Thanks for the support!!
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Written, recorded, mixed and edited May-August, 2020 by Fred Thomas, excluding "Kitchen" and "That Summer."
"Kitchen" is a group improvisation recorded July 19, 2019 with Dominic Coppola and Chuck Sipperly in Chuck's synth kitchen. Dominic plays Sequential Circuits PRO 1 and Korg Mono/Poly, Chuck plays Oberheim OB-6 and Fred plays Wurlitzer Electric Piano, student model. Recorded live with no overdubs.
"That Summer" written by Fred Thomas and Mary Fraser. Mary plays vibraphone and Fred plays Korg Mono/Poly.
Other instruments: Roland SH-101, Roland JP08, Waldorf Blofeld desktop unit, guitar, ride cymbal through contact mic, drums, various tape echoes and tapes, cracked copy of Ableton 9 and several of its stock soft synths.
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Addictive Garage Pop/Rock. Sad and happy, jangly guitars, changing and lovely vocals, short and very diverse songs in this album. Got hooked on this band instantly. Check it out if you like Guided by Voices, Flying Nun, The Feelies, Beat Happening... Diego A. Torres