Sunday, 15 August 2010

MAD MIND



SAUNA YOUTH. "MAD MIND"

A.
1. NEGATIVE OBSESSIONS
2. MY GOLD'S BANGLA
3. MILD MILD HORSES

B.
4. LIST OF POWER STATIONS

An exploration into uncontrollable urges. The struggle between logical, sensible thought processes, stacked up against internal forces and whims. The age we currently find ourselves in has offered up a plethora of avenues in which we can share our thoughts, feelings and experiences. Distance between people is no longer an issue. The constant stream of information that is being released through an ever increasing ease of access is beyond comprehension. The shift in the way in which we can present ourselves to the rest of the world has meant we can create our own personalities, create different versions of ourselves and ultimately make ourselves a lot more interesting than we actually are.
One of the songs is kind of about that, that sometimes it's easier to immerse yourself in other people's lives than it is your own. Another is about finding an individualistic approach to anchoring yourself, creating your own reasoning and explanation of unexplainable occurrences. Totems. The other is about knowing one course of action is the correct path to follow but ignoring your own inbuilt rationale and heading off in completely the opposite direction, like an idiot. The story on the B side is about excessive masturbation.

Side A was written and recorded by us, none of us knowing how to play the songs prior to recording them, Reza achieving a PB of doing his parts in the last 20 minutes of a practice. Everything was pieced together over short pockets of time we created between April and June 2010. The songs were performed as a band for the very first time when we played in Murphy's old bedroom at the homestead in Southampton. Side B was a collaboration between Jennifer Calleja, who provided the story of a college professor suffering from satyriasis, and Jonny Hill who created the sound accompanying the piece. This release was created for our friend Matt who runs his own label, Suplex Cassettes. It is currently an edition of 50 on orange tapes.

You can buy it here for £4.50 postpaid.

1 comment:

  1. Mad Mind is inspired. List of Power Stations is like a mind warp. Modern update of Chekhov's A Dreary Story perhaps? Stickier ending in this version though.

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