Hydropark (Fourth Cassette, Spring 2014)

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©2014 Hydropark

This fourth cassette by the band (issued originally in an edition of 50 copies by Life Like) was the first to solidify the line up with the addition of bassist Jason Lymangrover. Where previous efforts had been cut ups of entirely improvised jams, as a quartet the band worked for the first time with defined themes, song structures and compositions.

This more honed-in songwriting is contrasted by a shockingly raw recording approach, however, as the songs here are recorded live to cassette four track and then presented in both scratchy original mixes and even more far-gone dub versions. Tape hiss, unintentional distortion and cloudy Echoplex damage are as definitive to the collection as the newly found meditative grooves and fluttering melody lines.

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released May 1, 2014

Chad Pratt: Drums, percussion.
Jason Lymangrover: Bass
Fred Thomas: Korg MonoPoly, various tape echoes.
Chuck Sipperley: Sequential Circuits PRO 1, Arp Odyssey, various synths and tape echoes.

Recorded and mixed by the band at home, Winter and Spring 2014.

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