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About I DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE SO STRANGE:
This is a single by The Starry Tides, a home recording project from film composer Dave Merson-Hess. It comes with two short animated films (in .m4v format, iPhone-optimized) by Dax Norman (www.daxnorman.com
ONE LIT WINDOW (tracks 3 - 9, plus PDFs of the artwork that came with the original release):
7 tracks of home-recorded "post-rock in miniature" first put to tape 2000-2002, and released in 2006 on Reverse Engine. If you'd like to remix ONE LIT WINDOW, the stems are up on ccmixter:
PSTST (tracks 10-14):
A collection of five remixes and compilation tracks released under The Starry Tides moniker, 2006-2012. Available via secret Dropbox link in a text file that comes with the full-album download only.
RIYL: Mogwai, American Analog Set, Mono, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Ganger, Broken Social Scene, Mouse On Mars
released January 5, 2011
Dave Merson Hess: guitars, bass, keyboards, trumpet, lap steel, drum programming, Rhythm Prince, vibraphone, vocals.
Dax Norman: "I Didn't Know You Were So Strange" and "Argyle Kabuki" short films.
Matt Meduri played drums with his bare hands on "Seaport Town".
Scott Kramer at ninethousandcycles (ninethousandcycles.com
) mixed and mastered "Argyle Kabuki" and, a long time ago, recorded the drums on "Seaport Town".
Mark Anthony Carpenter of Striped Shirt Math Team added pitch-shifted slap bass to "Noticeably Ill".