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In this episode:
We talk with the band Hex Map and discuss their new album.
Here are Doug's notes from the interview.
Last time they were on: episode link
The time Nick was on for his solo project: episode link
new album! http://hexmap.bandcamp.com/album/ruin-value
Hex Map on record is Mike and Nick. Hex Map in the flesh is Mike and Nick and Evan and Scott.
Ruin Value - 2 or 5th, depending on how you count.
No overall concept...though did have a consistent feel
“Ruin Value, the second Hex Map album, pressed in a limited edition of 150 on beautiful transparent vinyl. “
How long did you work on the album?
Pretty much since the last one
Demoed the whole thing. Recorded in a lot of different
Severnaya is the oldest piece on the album...basically a practice recording
Rat King originally had a bigger sound...was supposed to be lurchy...but then sounded floppy. Drums got moved, but didn’t like the
Never recorded in a real studio.
old practice space
another practice space
open office space is where some other stuff was recorded.
in a studio...but under construction.
comparisons to movies and the vision of the director.
demo is pre-production
Physical record is a limitation! (discussed on the last Jazzcast too!)
separate master for digital: http://www.oldcolonymastering.com/
could demos be better than master?
tour show dates...mile, two miles away.
Boston police crack down on unlicensed show space.
played some house shows, but died out a bit.
Which track should they listen to first?
first three or so, try to put the best
Coral Castles is almost 9 minutes long! The Black River is first for a reason.
Any new musical experiences?
New live band! (Evan and Scott)
The thing with the V? Voynich Manuscript
Anybody new releasing under CC we should know about?
Cry Guy (All Rights Reserved) http://cryguy.bandcamp.com/
Mike recorded an EP for Malibu Gaze: http://malibugaze.bandcamp.com/
Work on new album going to start back up.
There are some videos for Clawjob!
Make some videos!