As the year draws to a close, we would like to leave a little note about an album we released in June. It's called Eight/Chance/Meetings and it revolves around a particular conceptual approach. We used a random number generator to select a pair of albums from our musical archives, and each pairing served as the inspiration for our new song. As always, all of our music was entirely improvised and all our lyrics came from cut-ups taken from distinct literary texts.
Below are the songs in addition to the albums that inspired them.
1. Everything's Wrong (And I've Always Loved It)
The Flaming Lips, The Day They Shot a Hole in the Jesus Egg | The Golden Palominos, Drunk with Passion
The Wedding Present, Search for Paradise | Eric Clapton, Slowhand
The Slits, Cut | Rick Springfield, Rick Springfield’s Greatest Hits
4. You Bring the Sunshine, We Bring the Blackout
Magazine, No Thyself | The Golden Palominos, Pure
Chrome, Anthology 1979-1983 | The Temptations, My Girl: The Very Best Of
6. An Interpretation of Our Own Story
Size, Size | Fairport Convention, Liege & Lief
Foetus, Hole | David Bowie, Hunky Dory
Simple Minds, Empires & Dance | Marillion, Misplaced Childhood