This EP was originally undertaken by me (Andy) as a 48-hour project. Most of what's here was written and recorded within one 48-hour period, from July 26th to July 29th, 2011. None of it existed before then; some finishing touches were added afterwards.
Two songs were recorded a little later, using the same process and pace: "Unconventional War" (recorded August 3rd, using tracks from the original session) and "Scout Camp Death March" which was tracked on August 6th.
Things were pretty "ghetto," let me tell ya. Mic setups (when we even used them) involved more-or-less random placements of random microphones. Drums were tracked to cassette: three tracks, mono. Tape was used or discarded stock. Artifacts of the process can be heard throughout, which may help to explain the weirdness at the beginning of "Unconventional War."
Likewise, the approach to subject matter & lyrics was slapdash at best. Time was short, so I decided to give my inner 15-year-old free reign. My inner 15-year-old also offered to do the album artwork. Knowing the amount of experience my inner 15-year-old has with drawing stick figures I decided to go ahead and let him do it.
It's a little rough in patches. But like I said, that's part of the unique process that produced this nightmare. Hope you enjoy. Have fun at camp, kids!
released August 11, 2011
Andy--more responsibility than he cares to admit.
Amie--bass on a buncha tracks.
Backing vocals by The Mount Masada Old Time Harmony Singers:
I. M. Larry
Mastered by Dirk Malavase.
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