Rediscovered treasures! A box of cassette tapes and many sleepless nights when I was on paternity leave yielded this project. All the usual suspects are present, doing the things that they did at that time.
Peasant was a project Trevor Cole, Mike Murphy and myself (playing bass, guitar and drums respectively) attempted for about a year. Mike would make the haul from Parishville to Cadyville once a month to work on these tunes, most of which were crafted in some mighty cold winter months. Boon had called it quits, and Resonator was on haitus, so Peasant it was. We worked tirelessly on writing these songs, and yet never once played a show. The closest we came to releasing this madness on the world was my mothers friends enjoying the "benefits of the vibrations" we were creating. This recording of Peasant is much better than the demo that I have previously shared.
This particular Lantern jam features Chuck Tetreault and myself reunited after Chuck decided to ditch the east coast in favor of the allure of the far west. Around this time we decided that Lantern would be a open ended project that could be any combination of the players available for it. Bringing back with him the secrets of the west and methods/practices for opening the 4th eye meat socket. Missy and I were both staying with my mom this particular winter, and took advantage of her deafness and the subterranean practice space where much of my early musical abortions were birthed. The one primary lesson learned during these exercises was the difference between a water glass and a juice glass.
This recording was labeled "Unknown madness 04?". I know its Bryce and myself. Probably during the period where it wasn't considered a Lantern jam if there were drums.
The second half is a recording of a Boon pracice. More bass than a body can stand. "It sounds neat" (according to Chuck on the recording).
7027 was what I called my solo endevors during this time period(2002-2003). Mainly a sketchpad for sonic idea's of any sort. Also on this recording is a jam with my friend Elizabeth Glushko, who is quite the accomplished musician. More accoustic guitar than would be expected is contained herein.
Seems to be me playing one long drone by myself. I can only guess that its around 2004ish, as I started using pro-tools and other non tape recording methods around 2005.
Lantern:BB-Guitar, JH-Guitar, 2003
Lantern Spring 04, around the time we recorded "Twilight"
Jam with J-O, @ 946? Upon first playing this back, about fifteen minutes in I realized that it was recorded over the opposite of a Marilyn Manson cassette, and that I had not recorded to all 4 tracks, just two. Something similar happened when we were mixing the Three Shades To Eve recording. To save money, we reused the 1" tape that held the This Broken Rule sessions prior. In mixdown, out of nowhere Jays vocals crept through the mix from the old recording. Doom/Drone freakout.