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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 the ever-amazing Dax Norman (www.daxnorman.com
), and TST's first EP (from 2006) as a bonus.
You can find it for free split into pieces at Free Music Archive, but that won't include the videos.
About the Bonus EP: 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. Blog attention from Milieu and The Modern Music, combined with support from Netwaves DJs @ Radio Scorpio (Leuven, Belgium) have led this first EP to reach over 7000 file downloads via Archive.org's netlabels collection alone.
If you would like to remix TST, you can download the source tracks for One Lit Window EP directly from their ccmixter page: ccmixter.org/people/thestarrytides
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".