This is the debut LP of The Finer Points Of Sadism (FPS), released late summer 2011. This album contains some of the first FPS material ever recorded. Songs such as "Poisoned", "In The Time Of Exploding Heads", "Pyroclastic Flow" and "Final Moments" helped gain FPS some of their earliest and most loyal fans. "Part Time", "Intercept", and "The Birth Trauma" all utilize FPS's use of found sounds by using answering machine tapes from the 1980's. They each contain a different subject and different speakers.
"Spatial Disorientation" and "Administering & The Peak/Death By LSD" are gigantic universes of songs, each one having their own distinct concept. "Spatial" is about cockpit voice recordings (CVR's) from airline disasters and contains only a small portion of lyrics. An actual CVR is heard at the beginning of the track, and Univox Minipops and Ace drum machines dominate the rhythms of the track. The monstrous sounds heard around the 05:55 mark were made by Ashley using a circuit bent V-Tech card reading toy through a Roland Space Echo RE-20. "Administering..." is an all instrumental track, the title explains it all.
A lot of the tracks contain a variety of synthesizers that maintains the DIY sound FPS is known for. On this album, a Roland Juno 60, MicroKorg, Akai Miniak and a circuit bent Casio were all used as the main synthesizers. Noise machines and Circuit Bent toys, instruments and items also dominate the album, in particular: A circuit bent Atari 2600 with Atari synth sequences and rhythms/beats capabilities, a Buddha Machine, contact microphones, circuit bent 'Wiggles' keytar toy, V-Tech card reader toy, Casio keyboard (1990's), "photo theremin" toy, various other circuit bent items. Also, several delay FX units were used in recordings in addition to the Space Echo RE-20 mentioned previously. A custom made electric guitar (Fender body and neck) with custom pickups was purchased previous to the recordings and used on almost all the tracks.
released August 20, 2011
All songs composed by The Finer Points Of Sadism (FPS).
Ashley Sackett - Circuit Bent Items, Found Sounds, Steel Guitar, Synthesizers, Various Analog FX
Jacobb Sackett - Beats/Rhythms, Circuit Bent items, Found Sounds, Guitars, Synthesizers, Tapes, Various Analog FX, Vocals
Cover Art: Ashley Sackett
Recorded, Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by The Finer Points Of Sadism (FPS). Recorded January - August 2011, at the M-Cove Audio Laboratory, Garden City, Idaho, USA. Mastered in early August 2011.
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