“Drury has lovingly collected the sounds of a scene in flux. The real irony is that the beats really are tight and clever. This record isn’t just worthwhile. It’s an important statement about how the process is just as vital as the finished product.”
Hayden Fritzlaff for BMA Magazine
I recorded this album at home over the course of 2014, the first year of my music degree. As I was exposed to more varieties of music, this album seemed less relevant to what I was interested in so I put it aside for a few years. In 2016 I revisited the project, finishing the mix of the songs but leaving them largely unaltered from how I found them. The resulting project is a snapshot into what I was doing, how I was listening and where my mind was for that year. The album explores repetition and noise through hip-hop influenced production. Thanks to my friends who supplied verses, came to listening parties and encouraged me to continue with and finish this project.
released February 24, 2017
Vocals on track 1 by Sayan De
Vocals on track 3 by Heti Blaazer
Vocals on track 4 by Ian McCarthy
Vocals on track 5 by Tahlia Makunde
Vocals on track 6 by Grant Rutups
Vocals on track 12 by Cary Longman
Mastered by Reuben Ingall
Instruments and production by Benjamin Drury
You're My Thrill by Ella Fitzgerald from Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie
Samples from various rehearsals and recording sessions, including performers, Alex Unikowski, Helena Popovic, Nic Dullow, Patrick Quinn Quirke, Hayden Fritzlaff, Jamal Salem, Cary Longman and Malcolm Newland
03. Hastag 01
Contains a sample of Georgia Maq performing Drop by Earl Sweatshirt from a video that no longer appears on Youtube.
from this interview with Earl Sweatshirt www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjPItdv9-3I
04. EITS ERROR
Trembling Hands by Explosions in the Sky from Take Care Take Care Take Care
Moanin' by Charles Mingus from Moanin'
The National Anthem by Radiohead from Kid A
Motion Picture Soundtrack by Radiohead from Kida A
The Plastic Ono Band - "John, John (Let's hope for peace)" - Live in Toronto 1969
Gods by Ecruteak
Noel Fielding's Luxury Comedy season 1 episode 5 Mash Potato Utopia
Various Interview with the Beatles
Art Ensemble of Chicago - "Reese and The Smooth Ones"
Dialogue from Kill Your Darlings (2013)
The Bugged Car by Patton Oswalt from Finest Hour
Heartless by Kanye West from 808s and Heartbreak
11. "Lady I Don't Know What the Hell You Talkin' About"
Dialouge from Love Me Tender 1956 and the trailer to Love Me tender
Kanye Making a Beat from 60 Minutes