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Phase I of the Future Loss catharsis project captured the band at the height of their sonic fidelity. Proper recording techniques were employed throughout the studio sessions, incorporating serious sounding terms such as 'isolation', 'multi-tracking', 'MIDI signals' and 'room reflections'.
Rattle On The Jaws features the majority of what would later become the band's live setlist. However it gives a fascinating insight into how these tunes sounded in the birth canal of the studio, before they became the lean incarnations deployed at live gigs a year later.
It also demonstrates the band's good fortune with drummers, with the beats here being supplied by My Attorney and former Carter Manoeuvre sticksman Stuart Stone.
Jaws therefore sets out the Loss stall on noise, fragmented lyrics and guitar brutality - coupled with disarmingly high production standards and an attention to melody. A rare coincidence of themes, rescued from the archives.
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Vocals, keys, kaoss & lyrics - Andrew Gardiner
Guitars & bass - Brian Magee
Drums - Stuart Stone
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Written & Performed by Future Loss
Recorded, Produced & Mastered by Andrew Gardiner ≈ www.unimbued.com
Delivered at Colerabbey Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Drum sessions were conducted at both The Cumberland Arms and The Off Quays rehearsal rooms on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2009 respectively. Further overdubs followed on Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st April 2009, throughout 2010 (both in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England & Portrush, Co Antrim). Final vocal treatments were added on Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st November 2012.
Tendrils of confusion and visual fractures by Brian Magee ≈ www.brianmagee.tumblr.com
Released digitally into a snowy tundra on Wednesday 5th December 2012.
© 2012 Ex Libris Records Ltd ≈ www.exlibrisrecords.com
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