"an album which is at once confusing and mysterious, but an intriguing and brilliantly realised effort. 4.5/5."
- Is This Music?
"an album that defies categorisation, constantly challenges the status quo and ultimately cleanses from an artist who consistently pushes his own musical boundaries as well as the expectations of everyone who dares to listen. 9/10."
- Cross Rhythms
I hope you enjoy this album. Please spread the word if you do :-)
Oh, and this album is the 15th collection of songs I've put out as Calamateur. Please be warned - it sounds nothing like 'Each Dirty Letter', my previous long-player. This record is loud, angry, largely electronic and may offend sensitive ears.
released November 16, 2011
Everything was written, re-written, hastily played, badly miked, recorded, re-recorded, sampled, ganked, altered, reversed, distorted, mangled, produced, mixed, mastered and abandoned by Andrew Howie except:
6 and 13: originally recorded by Iain Hutchison at Glo-Worm Studio, Glasgow. original piano and electric guitar parts played by Iain Hutchison. additional vocals by Jo Mango
8: written by Mark Linkous
11: written by Moby and Mimi Goese
Additional keyboards on 6, 8, 11 and 13 by Mark Hilditch.
Mostly recorded at Autoclave Noiselab 2.0, Beauly.
Tinkered with, mixed and mastered at The Annexe, Bannockburn.
Thanks to the man who left the Orange bass amp at the tip in Inverness for me to "rescue". You inspired me to get my bass guitar out again, which led to some of these songs turning out very differently than they might have done otherwise. Thanks to Mark Hilditch for the Korg MS20 and the old red guitar. Thanks to all the makers of free RTAS plug-ins throughout the world, and to Izotope for their awesome iDrum, Vinyl and Ozone 4. Feel free to let me endorse your products and shower me with free software. And thanks as always to L who doesn't mind me spending hours making a racket in the annexe.
To everyone I sampled: I hope you don't find out, and if you do, that you don't mind. Please don't sue me.
Artwork by Al at www.DUFI-ART.com