After 15 years of steady effort on collaborative projects with myriad labels and vocalists, Maki’s first full-length instrumental project is informed by a love of hardware, old records and electronic production. The result is an experiment in cut and paste, drum machines, analog synthesis, live instruments and some quality time with a vintage Fender Twin.
The record channels the ghosts of Kraut and Prog over blistering drum programming. Turning the clock off the sequencer, the result is organic, dark, aggressive and melancholic.
Mastered by J. LaPointe at Archive Mastering in Halifax, with hand-made letterpress artwork by Billy Ben and released as a cooperative effort with Endemik Music in Montreal. If you’re in north america, please go through End Shoppe, while we welcome everyone here in europe.
Limited to 100 vinyl imprints, the music occupies physical space in the digital wasteland of the post-internet world. Includes a download code for the full release.
We Will Not Lead We Will Only Detonate. Promo video.
1. Sawtooth | 2. Work is the Blackmail of Survival | 3. Beneath the Paving Stones, the Beach! | 4. Night Shift in a CP Engine Bound for Boston Bar | 5. Be Stoic like Ponderosa Pine
1. Shake Your Chains to Earth like Dew | 2. We Will Not Lead We Will Only Detonate | 3. The Insignificant Signified | 4. Sophistry | 5. We Spin Around the Night Consumed by the Fire