Friday, December 3, 2010

Fake Babies "We Started Blues" Release

  "With woozy synths, processed drum machines and even-more-processed vocals, beats alternately insistently pulsing and jagged, Fake Babies sound weird, arty, chemical and spacey, but also melodically inviting and often downright danceable." - Brian LaRue "New Haven Advocate".
  Fake Babies (recently voted best band Connecticut and are currently fourth in the 50 best new bands in the US by the Boston Phoenix) have finished their first full length LP "We Started Blues" with us here at Fuzzy, and Safety Meeting has set its release date for January, 2011.
  "We Started Blues" was an effort to capture some of the Babies' smoother soul, pop and dance roots, while exaggerating their crusty, hard driven, noisy and jagged rhythms. And if I do say so myself.... we were quite successful. (hear some?). The record contains a variety of different sounds and styles from performed drum sequences dumped from a digital 8-track (see "Sophistocated Thighs"); step sequencing new home-found sounds; raw live tracking over loops; arranging sometimes 20 tracks of atmospheric sound to create sound walls/canvasses; to the manipulation of accidentally recorded train sounds.
  I would explain further but Ben Heller of the Ampeater Review already did a much better job than I possibly could. My personal favorite: "Live Without You".

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