It was recorded by the band over a number of years on various 4-track, 8 track 1/4" and 8-track 1/2" tape machines.
The instrumental/noise stuff was primarily done by ian, running a short-wave radio into a rack-mount delay unit, and recording the resulting loops onto a cassette 4-track.
Tim's Uncle Dave also laid down a really ripping guitar solo over the end of Manimal that was lost when someone armed the wrong track for an overdub.
Our apologies to Dave Reese.
The artwork was discovered when, during the early days of the internet, we found out via some random Yahoo search that somebody (we still don't know who she was) commissioned an upstart graphic design company in New Jersey to do a 7" cover for her friends' band, Electro Group.
Both we and the graphic design company were pretty weirded out. But they were really great sports about it, and allowed us to use it with some modification for the album. The lightpost on the back of the record is pretty close to what their cover looked like, and was just colored over with colored pencil and kaleidoscoped for the front.
Thanks, weird random girl. And thanks nice New Jersey design folks.
released January 3, 2000
a new pacifica: written/recorded/produced by
ian matt tim
recorded at research sound recordings
premastered at retrofit by j.r.
mastered at fantasy by george
all songs c/p electro group 2000
"...really not sure how this album originally passed me by... While recalling the hazy days of Shoegazy Brit Pop, any attempt to dismiss this album as merely retro-dream pop or shoegaze is doomed to fail. Here is an album that exemplifies everything that pop(ular) music should be - 10 earworming tunes that will be reverberating around the space between your ears long after the album has finished..."