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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.
TST is working on their first full-length album.
"PSTST", An EP of remixes, is in the works. If you would like to remix TST, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or 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 05 January 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".