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Title roc
Label Pax Recordings - PR90272 -
Released On 1/1/2004
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Stumbling, dismantled slow motion drum beats and unusual lo-fidelity textures by the mysterious Albert T. Carmichael (aka Ability To Communicate aka Ernesto Diaz-Infante) and And Gnat Vomit (aka Matt Davignon). Intense lyrics brought to you by the enigmatic poet Tina (aka Marjorie Sturm), sung and mumbled by Albert. Gnat says this is similar to what he hoped "acid rock" would've sounded like before hearing the real thing. "I just want to say (and you can quote me on that!) that it is the strangest, most disconcerting take on any kind of so-called post-rock I have heard to this day. The whisper-singing-over-tapes-slowed-down-to-a-crawl has grown into its own rock genre -- one I won't even try to label, as it would spoil some of the shocking experience that is listening to it for the first time. Although the most shocking thing about it is that once you get used to the sound of this "band", it grows on you." --Francois Couture, All Music Guide

Surreal, slow-motion rock by . . .

Albert T. Carmichael (aka Ability To Communicate): lead vocals, tape, guitars, keyboards synths, electronic percussion, sequenced beats and 4-track manipulations
And Gnat Vomit: bass, 60hz, campler, acoustic guitar, mic stand, vocal loops, sk-1, siren whistle, pitch pipe, turntable, drum machine
Tina: lyrics

Recorded July - November 2003 by Ability To Communicate and And Gnat Vomit at Next Door to the Jefferson Airplane Studios, San Francisco, California
Mixed by Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Mastered by Matt Davignon
Lyrics by Marjorie Sturm
Package design by Matt Davignon
CD-face design by Tohru Kanayama