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Vast Active

by Future Loss

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Falling In 09:53


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Dispensing with old Future Loss pastiches such as 'economy' and 'restraint', Vast Active saw the band stray into furious, looping, noise territory.

They returned with this LP as proof of their efforts, having been driven home in their own car by an uninsured stranger, with cereal stains showing on their Dunnes Stores jumpers.

They were again joined on most of the tracks by their borrowed rhythm section, who were primed for peak musical performance by only being made aware of the chords, tempo and duration of the material several minutes before final recording took place.

It is by nature a murky, sprawling beast of a record, that has resisted all attempts by the band to reign it in. The confined space of the recording environment, and the live, rangy feel to the structures, would not allow for studio trickery or invasive editing.

Phase III of the Future Loss catharsis project therefore welcomes itself into your home, and then proceeds to strip the place of its copper piping for sale to the local scrap merchants.

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Vocals, keys, kaoss & lyrics - Andrew Gardiner

Guitars & bass - Brian Magee

Bass - James Emsell

Drums - Alex Hall

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Written & Performed by Future Loss

Recorded, Produced & Mastered by Andrew Gardiner ≈ www.unimbued.com

Thrust upon an unsuspecting hard drive at Colerabbey Studios, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. This was done on Sunday 5th & Monday 6th August 2012.

Except Falling In, which was recorded on Tuesday 10th April 2012.

And the bass guitar parts for Warm Stones And Bare Feet & Whatever Happened To South America?, which were played by Brian Magee, on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th November 2012, via the means of Direct Injection.

Artwork, filo pastry layers & crude visual delicacies by Brian Magee ≈ brianmagee.tumblr.com

Released digitally at the bequest of four auld boys in the Four Lane Ends Social Club on Saturday 17th November 2012.

© 2012 Ex Libris Records Ltd ≈ www.exlibrisrecords.com

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released November 17, 2012


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