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Jan142015

The Lost Year - Feb 2014 - Jan 2015

Things certainly happened in and around Spacejunk III, we just stopped documenting proceedings...but

It was a busy, bumpy year, here's a few things for the history books...not necessarily in chronological order

Red Zora - an EP grew into an album, though it was still released as an EP in December 2014...Album to come working title 'Lovers and Addicts'.

The Faults completed their seven track mini album, signed their souls away to publishing gods in another universe - or at least the souls of a few of their songs. At least one of these songs was reported played on American major city radio stations,  the timEbandit smiled inside as the gospel spread- but the boys in th band stayed at home and partied instead-   then......

Oli from the faults spent some (of his) quality time with the Bandit fine tuning his first solo tracks, cool blend of indi garage pop and cranky Ableton super structures. Plenty of overuse of the MCI 2 inch tape machine with tracks custom biased for tasty distortions and generous amounts of vari speed at mix down. 

Holly Rankin - AKA Jack River popped in and out to consult with the timEbandit and share visions of new found playgrounds for her song explorations... demos were done... she will return. 

The Church - dominated the ical bookings from March to May as Kilbey and the Bandit concentrated on vocals and arrangements for the now locally released 'Further/Deeper' album, out on double vinyl soon official North American release January 19, 2015. New guitar player Ian Haug visited for tweeks and overdubs and the Bandit went into overdrive and beyond collating and co-ordinating the project including mixing four tracks himself. The other mix crew members were David Trumpanis, Ted Howard and Simon Polinski, with assistance from the couch by Arlen McCArthy (Winters Wish), Daniel Switchkicker Sutherland and the honourable David Skeet.

2Age have arrived. Debut EP is mastered (by the also honourable Sir Don Bartley of Blue Mountains fame) young Jimmy Christowski and the boys under the mentorship of the timEbandit have arrived at the starting gate to the journey to the centre of the universe... = reverb, rock and youthful prose. first single 'Face to Face', should escape into the world any day now.

 

Most importantly and selfishly for spiders from Spacejunk... the timEbandit manipulated every second-minute-hour that fell at his feet and his own solo creations and collaborations have become realities and not just random files from post midnight lost miles...

We can't decide if this thing is the PeaceBandits or simply the Universal TimE Machine... but what ever its title the timEbandit has gathered an albums worth of new material featuring performances and collaborative  compositions with up and comers Caitlin West and Ben Gumbleton AKA Boo Seeka, and veteran sound benders Dave Bulger (trumpet with mute/synth/mathematical genius) and King Will Bowden - the Masterer (truly one of the worlds leading proponents of manipulated short wave radio - timEbandit christened this radiotronics). 

tracklist includes Autoheart,       Lost,Misplaced,Replaced     ,     Suffer (delicious rework of Tyg's In Space track featuring Caitlin - west is th best- )   Springwood High,     There's Too Much Music in the World ( features sample track from All India Radio )    and Lee and Lola- and much much more     here's a snap of Lola aka Prof SugarFizz narrating Pats story- ( Pat McCarthy of Winters Wish just offloaded- and its all history now- )

also known as Caitlin West of Springwood High... the above artiste is working on her solo debut with timEbandit- her own compositons- and some collaborations with the bandit- ...featuring some sophisticated heavy ambient reverb laden music from the timEbandits brief Nashville Floodville sessions with Hammock - post rock space-for-days experts....

CCC =   Control Chaos Chill       video and 1st single out in March this year-

thats all we can say....

Jimmy Hilbun and J Zorro Cass and their Sweet Lil Rider tunes visisted the band too- got mixed up- with th bandit - by the bandit-    swamp,     blues.... more swamp...........nice

Richie C and Burnsie escaped from Spacejunk with three tracks hammered and bent by the bandit- it is ... simply-  rock, with a little more......   rock

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All of the above and more .....

 

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