(This is the companion live album to the studio album Lifelike Boy Android. What you hear is what was played, with no edits. The first three tracks are from The Backspace in Hapeville, and the last three tracks are from the following night at ATHICA in Athens.)
While the paint was still wet from our studio recording session, the Vectrexcentricity boys (me, Jamie DeRevere, and Michael Manring) hit the road to play two concerts before live audiences in Hapeville and Athens, both in my home Georgia. Everything came together beautifully in these completely improvised performances. There's on display a formative (and formidable) bond of trust, of knowing, of mutuality, not only between us three, but between each of us and each of the attentive attendees, who are actively participating and encouraging us to go as into the moment of creation as we're able. Our instruments and implements are instrumental as well, responding at turns in familiar and surprising fashion to achieve communion with what the ancients called the spirits. Our everyday becomes extraordinary, time elasticizes, and healing manifests. Thank goodness for this process, to which I've devoted my life and about which there is much to learn. And I'll add, among many highlights, it's a real trip to hear myself playing a walking bass line on guitar while Mr. Manring soars his bass above with the coloratura of Mr. DeRevere in simpatico all along. Loosening of category, yes!
Recorded live by Killick Hinds at The Backspace, Hapeville GA 9.28.16 & ATHICA, Athens GA 9.29.16
Mastered by Tom Lewis at Studio 1093, Athens GA
Cover art by Killick Hinds, based on the alternate backglass for TX-Sector
Jamie DeRevere, drums
Killick Hinds, guitar (tracks 2 & 5 are fretless guitar)
Michael Manring, bass
Once again, a hearty thank you to Delene Porter, Jamie DeRevere, Michael Manring, Claire Campbell, Jesse Mangum, Tom Lewis, Rick Toone, Jamie Thomas, Julie Caldwell, Irene Rivers, Jim & Karen Porter, Teri Hamlin, Tim Schroeder, Brad Bassler, Jeff Berg, Henry Kaiser, Markbass & Guitar Center of Marietta, ATHICA, Creative Music in Hapeville, Daily, and all of our friends & family close and far.
One of my favorite albums ever! It beautifully captures the sound and spirit of where we live. I was honored to be the engineer for the session, and it is a highlight in my history as a record mogul. Killick