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Corduroy Institute
Dec 25, 2021
In The World And His Wife
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 2. With an English Raincoat The Wedding Present, Search for Paradise | Eric Clapton, Slowhand 3. Of Splendour and Misery 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 5. A Suburban Purity 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 7. These Variations of Grey Foetus, Hole | David Bowie, Hunky Dory 8. In This Confessional Simple Minds, Empires & Dance | Marillion, Misplaced Childhood ———————————————————————————————————————
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Corduroy Institute
Apr 30, 2020
In The World And His Wife
We are a Southern California duo interested in exploring the possibilities of sound & song. We have been striving to bridge the gap between improvisation and pop. Using multitrack recording, together we improvise two or three layers of sound using drum machines, guitars, synthesizers, and the Bass VI. Then, we sing on top of the improvisation. However, we don't prepare traditional lyrics. All of our verses are made using cut-ups taken from newspapers, books, advertisements, and magazines. The challenge is to make all these disparate elements coalesce into digestible pop songs. Is Bill an influence? Certainly. We're not afraid to call ourselves collectors of his works over the years. At times we use eBows, but above all we love the immediacy of his working methods. We also admire the ability to remain prolific. All of our material from 2018-2019 (four EPs, two mini-albums, two albums) can be found on all platforms. Bandcamp also hosts a 13 song compilation featuring what we deemed to be our most accessible work. Hopefully a listener or two will enjoy it. Feedback would be much appreciated. Cheers. https://corduroyinstitute.bandcamp.com/
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