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Age Cowboy meets​.​.​. VA​/​MD

by J Seger

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Gorilla Boiz 02:48
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One Who Dead 03:10
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Three Pines 02:10
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about

A return to the instrumental work found in the seminal "Age Cowboy Presents..." artshow soundtrack releases from the early '10s.

Over the 2019 holiday break, J & Emily recorded the wildly successful, exotic, and emotive release VA/MD II. So over the 2020 holiday break, J & Emily recorded again, but with no emphasis on a VA/MD "deliverable", rather a freedom to "see what happened".

Like those soundtracks, there's little compromise here. Just a reach and subtle gesture that mimes the brushing of space aside.

Basics for three songs ("Gorilla Boiz", "Three Pines", "We Lost A Tree") were quickly printed. Emily excused herself to the comforts and sanity of the house while J continued... Tracks from two archived sessions ("Timber In The Drive", "Jamming Myself") were repurposed. And more tracks ("Playing Catch With Adam & Dave", "They're Immature In That Space", "One Who Dead") were summoned from other existences.

The rest was ground, sprinkled, and puffed into the Yard.

A thread runs deep, tying together the earliest days of J & Em collaboration in drums & bass to the present. A versioning of "Raspberry Jam" - the first song on the first soundtrack, itself an attempt to cover a Madlib beat - is sampled as the climax of "Jamming Myself". Both reference monologues from the mouth of Captain Ahab for some absurd reason that perhaps we can make sense of in future meets...

credits

released April 20, 2022

recorded in Asheville, NC @ the JEm Yard, 2020, 2021

written and produced by J Seger

instrumentation by J Seger, with:
Emily Easterly "Gorilla Boiz", "Three Pines", "We Lost A Tree"

mixed and mastered by Conor Kenahan

cover image courtesy of Kim Konen

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