Archive for February, 2009

The Good Life Most Will Never Find Compilation (Part One)

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A couple of new tracks tonight from the (pointless) imaginary compilation, “The Good Life Most Will Never Find”. The title itself is an homage to/ripped off from Deth P. Sun, an artist whose work we feel has had some impact on this compilation, but he’ll most likely never see this so who cares. Anyway, on with the hits!

I Am Eagle! – Bark Beetle | 3:31
Previously Unreleased
Long Beach CA, 2005

I Am Eagle! – Ass, Grass, or Gas | 2:34
Previously Unreleased
Los Angeles CA, 2008

Keeping the easy-listening hits going with a couple of cuts by I Am Eagle! Taken together, these two tracks bookend the four-year-long career of this particular band (whose entire recorded output actually contains only one additional song). Featuring drumming by “Robot Steve”.

Sarisataka – Frisbee Detector | 3:02
Previously Unreleased
Los Angeles CA, 2008

A somewhat new band with a thankfully brief history, Sarisataka focus on shorter, more electronic-oriented drones produced predominantly on the critically despised Roland MC-303. This particular recording features real live crickets for added “fun”!

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – The Good Life Most Will Never Find | 7:18
Previously Unreleased
Long Beach CA, 2006

Another sonic collage in the spirit of the first post. Consisting of processed acoustic/electric guitar and melodica, this mid-length piece from WDRtE explores the lack of focus and where that gets you eventually; evolving reality; and communication between sentient rocks. Cough! *_*

High In the Cemetery – One for Gene E.P.

Recorded at The Good Life in 2006 by Long Beach unknowns High In the Cemetery, these two tracks from the unreleased and previously unheard (ahem) “debut single” are less likely to induce any unwelcome fits of post-psychedelic trauma or spontaneous napping.

 

High In the Cemetery – Ghost Factory | 4:49
From the unreleased “One for Gene” E.P.
Long Beach CA, 2006

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According to the track notes this one has something to do with some kind of “metaphorical universal wheel.” We’re not entirely sure what HITC had in mind with that exactly but it sure sounds like guitar music to us. No keyboards, no vocals, no problem.

High In the Cemetery – You Are Apollo 13 | 4:18
From the unreleased “One for Gene” E.P.
Long Beach CA, 2006

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Simple, straight-forward 80’s-inflected guitar music. What, no vocals on this one either? What a surprise! The lead guitar is slightly out of tune? What another surprise!