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Parity Town

by Cathode Ray Tube

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hverheijaccount Prepare yourself for the experience of energetic sound. CRT delivers in the full. Each track carries weight for long-play bliss. A resounding 'Yes' to this exciting project! Favorite track: Even Unto Death.
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Leviathan 09:32
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Zentermium 08:02

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"For 40 years, Cathode Ray Tube has been creating captivating experiments in electronic music, and Parity Town is his first release of 2024. Industrial and synthetic terrain nevertheless harbors a wide variety of severely saturated beats, noise, and bizarre soundscapes—picking up the pace with four tracks and thirty-four minutes.

The Portland, Maine native navigates deep soundtrack explorations and crunched industrial clip hop elements on the opening track, “Even Unto Death,” while “Leviathan” seems to extend its synth journey with Lusine-styled groove and downtempo rhythms before revealing an emotional melodic treasure trove during its closing minutes. “All Too Human” reveals a captivating glitch and gravity realm where strange noises and drifts find comfort in fractured rhythm patterns and patches.

Ending with subliminal streams of sound, “Zentermium” is a perplexing blend of tangled synth and modular washes; casting shadows over dystopian crevasses where the tiniest of creatures find comfort. A powerful ventricle of electronic activity and sandblasted mayhem rolled up in one succinct release."

- IGLOO MAGAZINE

“Paritytown” is my first release of 2024 which is a very auspicious year for me. It marks the 40th year since I began writing my own music. That’s astonishing on a number of levels not the least of which I’ve been at it for almost as long as some of my heroes! At any rate this ep is four new tracks of what the great Nathan Moody has dubbed “ambient electro.” It’s a great descriptor especially in an age of inaccurate ones. There’s elements of hip hop, new wave, dub, noise, electronica, drone and more in here. I do hope you enjoy Paritytown.

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released February 2, 2024

ALL SONGS BY CATHODE RAY TUBE UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. RECORDED BETWEEN 2022 & 2023 AT FLOW CONTROL 8.3.3.

MASTERED BY FRED SCHIMMER AT SCHIMMER SCHOUNDS.

COVER ART BY CHANG TERHUNE @ CONDITION HUMAN IMAGERY DIVISION). COVER LAYOUT/DESIGN BY CONDITION HUMAN IMAGERY DIVISION

ATTENTION: PLAY LOUD AND OFTEN. IGNORE WHEN PLAYING FIRST THREE TIMES. AVOID DIRECT OBSERVATION TO ABSORB DIAGONALLY.

NOTE: This music is best played at full volume in empty spaces such as: abandoned homes, derelict municipal structures, crumbling sports arenas, condemned housing developments, abandoned amusement parks, semi or or fully abandoned condominium complexes, defunct medical facilities such as hospitals, mental institutions, private medical research facilities, casinos and unfinished mansions.

WARNING: Under no circumstances should this music be played in cemeteries or sites of atrocities or used in rituals of any kind.

MANY THANKS TO: Alice, Sophia & Ryan, Jay, Pietro, Claire McGregor, Deftly-D, Damien, Kent, Herwig, Nathan, Triplicate Recordings, Viral Conspiracy, Component Recordings, Snowbeasts, Crime League, Condition Human, family & friends too numerous to name yet too great to be forgotten.

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CONDITION HUMAN Portland, Maine

CONDITION HUMAN was founded in 2014 by Charles Terhune, founder of Boston's seminal electronic label C-FOM which released 2000's groundbreaking "Boston not London" compilation. Condition Human specializes in electronic and experimental releases from the lush hard electronica of Cathode Ray Tube to the sonic distruptions of Ampron Aubide. No sound too small nor weird. ... more

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