The “Ambersands” EP was recorded over a two week period in January 2014. The music has a more structured art rock and 'art punk' aesthetic compared to FPS’s other releases. Guitar, drums and bass dominate the sound of this EP. Live drums were used for all the recordings. A small portion of synthesizer was used in a brief section of “Ambersands”, but is otherwise absent from the other tracks.
An “ElectroLobotomy” circuit bent modular noise box was used in a couple tracks. FX used: ProCo Turbo Rat and Behringer BUC400 Ultra Bass Chorus pedals for bass. ProCo Rat, Boss DD-7 Digital Delay, Vox Looper, and Morley Optical Volume pedals were used for guitar. A large FX pedal unit and Roland Space Echo used for Steel Guitar, alternating between glass, wood and steel slides.
The album artwork was drawn in black ink and colored with color pencils over a course of 4 nights by Ashley Sackett. The album also features the only appearance of the talented Gage Steinberg in FPS in a studio recording before his exit in February 2014. He contributed fantastic bass tracks (and that small bit of synthesizer on the title track) for all four songs and his improvisations on the title track is something FPS is very thankful for.
released 31 January 2014
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by The Finer Points Of Sadism (FPS).
All songs written and composed by Jacobb Sackett.
Ashley Sackett - Circuit Bent items, Steel Guitar, Various Analog FX
Jacobb Sackett - Drums, Guitars, Various Analog FX, Vocals
Gage Steinberg - Bass, Synthesizer
Album Artwork: Ashley Sackett
Drum Recording Engineer: Ron Leatherman
Recorded early to mid January 2014 & mastered January 24th, 2014 at Third Bay Studios, Meridian, Idaho, USA.
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