Well, February Album Writing Month is over now, but before the end of the month, Halaka posted one of our recording sessions as a FAWM double album. It’s over an hour and a half in length, and so requires two CDs if you burn it. You can download the tracks from The Margarine Committee’s Unauthorized Business Plan. You can also stream the entire double album (you’ll still be able to choose certain songs to listen to).
I played smileyface synthguitar and synth proper for this session, and you can hear numerous screw-ups on my part, but also some good parts, I think. I even played a few cool guitar lines, which is pretty good given that I’m no guitarist.
Some things that I think are highlights are Henry the Waste of an Ape, Weeping Widows, and Dour Digital Delay (which play as something of a trilogy to me). Dour Digital Delay probably has some of my best synth playing on it.
The more I look at the track listing, the more I realize that I like most of this stuff, so it’s hard to say what else is the best. I guess I’d have to say that the death metal Margarine in the Road is pretty awesome, Kattan is Unable to Locate the Musical Pulse with an Illuminable Battery-Operated Hardware Device is pretty funky, I am the Mackerel just plain rocks, and Cock Rock City is hilarious.
Seriously, though, I recommend you just listen to the whole thing. You’ll be a better person for it.