The chance to peek inside an artist’s studio is a rare opportunity—the flotsam, jetsam and miscellaneous arcana found there offer surprising and often revelatory insights into the creative process. The scribbles, sketches and scraps that are usually kept hidden behind the scenes exert a profound influence on artists’ vision.
Here, the tremendous EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING serve up a rare glimpse of their day-to-day practice, both in the studio and on tour. The A side of this extended player is a pounding, 8-minute long studio session featuring BRENDAN’s feverish ad-libbed rants lobbed incongruously over the top of his bandmates’ precision crafted sound. The reverse side features live versions of “I Admit My Faults” and “Second Guessing.” If you’re fortunate enough to have seen the band live, these tracks will vividly recall the fantastic intensity of their stage presence. If you haven’t had that pleasure (yet), this EP will get you pumped for the real thing.