I haven't been recording much rock lately, but I'd like to share with you some recording that were left off of previous albums for various reasons. This isn't to suggest that the songs here are scraps. I'm actually quite happy with many of these tracks; they simply didn't fit on the previous albums. In fact, "Endless Sky" and "Running Into the Ground" are among the few Glaze of Cathexis songs that I've had the opportunity to play live. Many of these have a little more of a synth-pop/new wave vibe than the other albums do. "Mystery to Me" is still one of my favorite tracks with its blend of Talking Heads, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Television. The first two tracks seem to have unconsciously tapped into the early Cure sound. I could never really decide if instrumentals like "Cloud Machine" and "Voodoo Doctor" were destined to be Damaged Tape or Glaze of Cathexis tracks (until now of course). "Every Day" was supposed to be the closing track on Tokyo Rainbow Bridge, but I didn't notice the omission until the thing had already been released. "Something to Bend" was left off of The Holographic Universe because I felt like it had a similar vibe to "Frigid Season." I find "Never in Synch" and "Out of Step" slightly embarrassing for some reason, but not enough to keep them under wraps.
released January 9, 2009
All tracks written, produced, and performed by Matt Comegys except for "Running Into the Ground" by Devin Carlen and Matt Comegys.
All artwork by Matt Comegys
Special thanks to Misuzu Koyama, Andrew Shearer, Scott Atkinson, and Patrick Dain
"Every Day" recorded January 2005 in Utsunomiya, Japan.
"Endless Sky," "Cloud Machine," "Dawn of the Day," "Voodoo Doctor," and "Running Into the Ground" recorded Fall 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia.
All other tracks recorded Spring 2006-Fall 2007 in Ueda, Japan