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Japancakes (May 6, 2016)

Japancakes — Japancakes (May 6, 2016)

               Japancakes — Japancakes (May 6, 2016) Japancakes — Japancakes (May 6, 2016)Location: Athens, GA, U.S.A.
Album release: May 6, 2016
Record Label: Sleepy Strange Media
Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative, Female Vocal
Duration:     46:58
01. We’re in the City      3:58
02. Spies      3:08
03. Sleeper      4:02
04. Time Travel      3:56
05. Destination Mining      3:13
06. Lost Voyage      3:12
07. Second Sun      1:42
08. 5th Dimension      4:57
09. Android      4:24
10. We’re Awake and Floating      3:07
11. Night Chorus      6:28
12. The Return      4:52Group members:
♠   Carrie Clough, Brant Rackley, Eric Berg, Heather McIntosh, John Neff, Nick Bielli, Ryan Berg. Credits:
≡≡   Andy Baker Engineer, Mixing
≡≡   Eric Berg Engineer, Group Member
≡≡   Nick Bielli Group Member
≡≡   Carrie Clough Vocals, Group Member
≡≡   Dave Cooley Mastering
≡≡   Heather McIntosh Engineer, Group Member
≡≡   Todd Monfalcone Vocal Engineer
≡≡   John Neff Group Member
≡≡   Brant Rackley Group Member
♠   Heather McIntosh recently moved to Los Angeles from Athens, Georgia. House cellist for the Elephant 6 Collective, she has played with of Montreal, The Olivia Tremor Control, The Music Tapes, Gerbils, Elf Power, Circulatory System, Apples in Stereo, Great Lakes, and The Ladybug Transistor.
♠   She has extended her talents outside of Athens performing with Linda Perhacs, Kevin Ayers of the Soft Machine, Faust, Animal Collective, Cat Power, Superchunk, M Ward, The Clientele, St. Vincent, Azure Ray, Icy Demons, Bright Eyes, Washed Out, Dr. Dog, Gnarls Barkley, and Lil Wayne.
♠   2016 album from Athens, GA all–stars Japancakes now with Carrie Clough (Bart Davenport, Call & Response) on vocals. The thing about Japancakes is that each album feels cohesive with keeping the importance of song order to create an overall feel. This release, while a new direction for the band, continues in that tradition. A change of scenery, having half the band in LA, proved very useful for a fresh adventure for the band. New sights and sounds heavily influenced the making of this album. The addition of Carrie accomplished many goals for an album Japancakes has talked about for years. Carries distinct vocals, imagery and lyrics provided an atmosphere that seem to fit the music perfectly. Her voice, along with the more electronic sound of the band, worked well to capture thoughts of life and travel through other dimensions. The album has a strange familiarity but feels like floating through space.
Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny
♠   Improvisational drone–pop orchestra Japancakes was the brainchild of Athens, GA–based musician Eric Berg, who in 1997 had the idea of organizing a group of ten musicians to take the stage without any previous rehearsals all for the sake of playing a single “D” chord for 45 minutes. Fascinated by the subtle changes and imperfections which textured the performance, Berg began mounting other experiments within a similar conceptual framework; although the onstage lineup often expanded to as many as a dozen instrumentalists, other constants included Nick Bielli, Todd Kelly, Heather McIntosh, John Neff, and Scott Sosebee. The debut Japancakes album, If I Could See Dallas, followed on Kindercore in the autumn of 1999; an EP, Down the Elements, appeared in the spring, and the sophomore effort Sleepy Strange was issued in early 2001. Darla relased Belmondo the following year, and Waking Hours arrived two years later on the Warm imprint. Japancakes switched back to Darla for their two 2007 albums, a cover of My Bloody Valentine’s classic album Loveless and an album of original material, Giving Machines, which both arrived that fall.
Δ   If I Could See Dallas (Kindercore, 1999)
Δ   Down the Elements (Kindercore, 2000)
Δ   The Sleepy Strange (Kindercore, 2001)
Δ   Belmondo (Darla, 2002)
Δ   Waking Hours (WARM, 2004)
Δ   Giving Machines (Darla, 2007)
Δ   Loveless (Darla, 2007)
Δ   Japancakes (Self–released, 2016)
MySpace: https://myspace.com/japancakesmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/japancakesmusic
Heather McIntosh: http://www.heathermcintosh.com/
Brant Rackley: https://twitter.com/brackley
Piero Scaruffi/Japancakes history: http://www.scaruffi.com/vol7/japancak.html

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