i've wanted to do a halloween themed, guitar-based ambient record for a long time now. there have been a couple times that i've started working on the idea but either got distracted with other musical things or just overwhelmed with the thought of actually finishing the project and being happy with it. on the surface it sounds silly to feel stressed out over recording some weird sounds and then stringing them together, but for me it wasn't an easy process. halloween is really special for me. i worked the seasonal shift at party city for years- into my late twenties- surrounded by clueless 16 year old first-jobbers, just to be inundated with the spirit of the holiday. i'd heard lots of "halloween sounds" recordings over the years. it was important to make this recording a conscious and focused effort. in other words, it's not just me hitting record and then farting around on my pedals. there was a lot of thought put into every sound created.
every single sound on the recording came from a guitar- albeit a very processed guitar, but 100% guitar. my dream would be for people to play this on their porch to scare the shit out of trick or treaters, or at haunted houses or parties. anything halloween related. not everyone is into noisy, ambient records, but ALMOST everyone is into halloween!
released 28 October 2013
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