I have made oblique references to my membership in a band. Well after a whole lot of farting around, that band finally managed to record a few songs and put them out. Here they are:
Myself and the bassist jokingly refer to our genre as “Black Mathgaze.” This implicating us in the tremelo-n-blast wretchedness of Black Metal, the finger-twiddlin’ time signature tomfoolery of Math Rock and the effects-pedal stompin’ wooziness of Shoegaze. Maybe you’ll hear all that stuff, maybe not.
I have mixed feelings about the record. I certainly hear my own mistakes loud and clear, and wonder about our “sound” as a whole (this being gear and general sonic cohesiveness, not the sound engineering, which was professional and good). On the other hand it’s nice to have proof of our labor – songwriting, practicing and eventually recording.
Perhaps someday I’ll write in detail about becoming a “musician.” For now, I hope you enjoy the record.