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Halaka FAWM album featuring Apertome

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

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.

6 Responses to “Halaka FAWM album featuring Apertome”

  1. Sarah Says:

    Do as he says. We should all be better people.

    You et al. all rock. Especially you.

  2. dkeifer Says:

    Man, that stuff is so cool. And I especially like that, after reading your post about the sessions, I know what Margarine in the Road is about. I’ve never really known what a Halaka song was about.

  3. Marty Says:

    “Kattan is Unable to Locate the Musical Pulse with an Illuminable Battery-Operated Hardware Device” might be one of the best song titles of all time, although I have to admit that I’m partial to FuriousBall’s “Two Chicks at the Same Time (Karate Plant Mix)” and “Knocked Down, Made Small (Treated like a Rubber Ball)” by Was (Not Was).

    Thanks for sharing the music – now I have something new to check out and listen to.

  4. Apertome Says:

    I’m glad to be able to share, and put more information about the goings-on than anyone would normally know. Keep in mind that this stuff is not typical of what I usually do, so if you like this, you might not like my solo stuff, and if you like my solo stuff, you might not like this, etc.

    There’ll be more where that came from, although possibly not for a while. This was a quick throwing-together for FAWM, other stuff may get some more polish. Or, it also might not.

  5. furiousball Says:

    Damnnit this stuff is great. I was really impressed by the flutist musically, but the improvisational make up of this “thing” is just flat out impressive. That’s what I’ve always loved about Halaka, you never know what the serious moments are, what the purposely silly moments and when they’re just trying to lead you down a path to reveal the gag to you. A bit Kaufmanesque. Wish I was there.

  6. Jay Says:

    Sounds like a challenge, but I’ll have to come back and give a listen when I’m not on hold with the world’s most incredibly stupid cable company.

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