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Memory Foam 001
The music herein is dedicated in loving memory to my dear friend, Daniel McClung. After his untimely and tragic passing in January 2014, I was determined to turn my grief into a sonic memorial for an old friend.
The two sides of this tape compile an arrangement of recordings that Dan, myself, and our friends made in high school. Recorded in my parents garage, using some primitive audio software on Dan's old laptop, most of the old recordings are unbearably noisy and at times very funny. Everything you hear on this tape was selected carefully from hours of long-form improvisations that we recorded with bands such as (the) Mel Gibson, Small Metal Buildings and Sex &Trombones.
While combing through all the noise, however, little gems of hushed sweetness glimmered through, whispering, making the hours of screaming and distorted guitars as quiet as tape hiss.
This piece was very difficult for me to complete. While I try to remain emotionally detached from most of my work, this piece seems to pull and poke at me and my memories. I'm very emotionally attached to it, so much so that it becomes difficult for me to listen to. But I hope that you'll be able to listen to and enjoy this music. I can safely say that my heart is in it. Maybe it will bring up some old memories for you too.
released September 23, 2014
Daniel McClung: Voice, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Electric Organ, Wood Flute, Clarinet, Whistling, Percussion
Zach Cooper: Arrangement, Production, Voice, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Banjo, Mandolin, Electric Bass, Percussion, Turntable
Iain Purdy: Voice, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Electric Bass, Keyboard, Percussion, Noise
January Hunt: Voice, Keyboard, Percussion, Noise
Andy Manjuck: Voice, Guitar, Keyboard
Cristal Rose Fox: Voice, Alto Saxophone
Scott Davidson: Voice, Alto Saxophone
Veronica Stocker: Voice, Cello
Roo Karpoff: Voice
Mastering by Submerged
Insert photo by Drew Newman