I always feel vague guilt that my Curve rips all reside in a shoegaze genre folder, because they deserve the label less than any of those contemporaneous UK noise-pop bands.
― ὑστέρησις (Sanpaku), Saturday, 28 August 2010 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink
less than Swervedriver, even?
― Sun Tea (Pillbox), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
At the risk of sounding flippant, there are a lot GIS live photos showing Swervedriver staring at their pedals. Debbie Smith was a hyper whirvish who could have been spent a live show comfortably under a 4 foot truss, but its hard to say she was staring at anything...
― ὑστέρησις (Sanpaku), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
As for specifics about his techniques and equipment, Garcia laughs, ”I’m giving away trade secrets here. It’s all quite grubby, actually. There’s an Eventide Ultra-Harmonizer, a couple of Akai 1100 samplers, a Morley Wah pedal, a bunch of delay units and Boss pedals, a Zoom box, some Flangers and EQs, and a DigiTech sweep thing that dips the pitch, which we use so the guitar doesn’t go out of tune. There’s a line of all of them, and then it goes into a Marshall.” As for the instruments themselves, Garcia plays his parts on an old Fender Jazzmaster guitar and a Music Man bass.
― Baluchistan of Landscape Avocado (Pillbox), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
Even more awesome is the squealy yelpy bit around 2:25 imo
― Chanté Ackerman (Stevie D), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
Can we have remasters of the debut and the Pubic Fruit comp, pleeeease?
― licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 3 May 2012 12:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Thursday, 3 May 2012 14:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
Pubic Fruit is alright save the Blindfold EP, which had pretty lo-fi production values. Doppelgänger suffers more from weaker songs (than the EPs) than from mastering, but I think a remaster there would help a lot.
― The Painter of Blight™ (Sanpaku), Thursday, 3 May 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink