"Recording, sequencing, mixing and releasing an album is like a baby and this one was no less a labor of love than the others, despite its shorter length. An ep is like a sneak preview of where I'm at between albums," says Charles Terhune aka Cathode Ray Tube. "Even though most of the time tracks were written months before."
The Frozen Years covers wide sonic territories, packing a full album's worth of music into a compact package. 'Gutter Purger's' deep drop vocals meld with intergalactic trap beats. "Dormant Alchemy's" slow burn intro progresses from dark ambience into a beat heavy shuffle across icy lands. "Here We Go" binds heavy metal drums with pizzicato tones in a melancholic stroll through a wintry garden. This is followed up by the bleep-tastic funk workout on "Fresh Money Stacks." Funk continues with the skittering, glitchy hip-hop of "The Unkind Rewind's" nods to Cabaret Voltaire, Ghislain Poirier and Tim Cosner's arson hip hop. The EP finishes with the proto-jazz new wave romance of 'Clay Hearts (For Alice)' with its echoes of New Order.
On each of "The Frozen Years" tracks CRT deepens and widens the breadth of his soundscapes while improving and refining his well-established techniques.
released August 15, 2017
ALL SOUNDS, UTTERNACES, RHYTHMS, MELODIES, HARMONIES
AND THRENODIES BY CHARLES R. TERHUNE
UNLESS OTHERWISE MENTIONED
PLAY AT MINIMUM THREE TIMES
BEFORE LISTENING DIAGONALLY
HEADPHONES HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
ALL MUSICS COMPOSED BY CATHODE RAY TUBE
RECORDED 2Ø16 @ FLOWCONTROL7.0
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
JAY, ALICE, SOPHIA, ELLEN, MOM & DAD
RAAB CODEC, DEFTLY D, UKUPHAMBANA, GYS, ROBERT LOGAN
MICHAEL MORTON, COMPONENT CREW, CRIME LEAGUE CREW
ALL MUSIC HEADS OUT THERE LISTENING , NODDING. DANCING
KEEP ON DREAMING SPACESHIPS AND SOUNDS
UNTO THE DAWN YOU FREAKS.
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A DIVISION OF CONDITION HUMAN INTERNATIONAL LTD
COVER IMAGE “THE PARABLE” BY CHARLES R. TERHUNE
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