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04.02.17

Stasis to Action

We see people lately and they ask "what is going on with the Austerity Program?" The answer is always: "we are writing".

This is true, but more so now than it was a year ago. Deciding to start Controlled Burn Records with our friends in Nonagon created some unexpected challenges. Challenges like accounting. We have a limited amount of free time and lately a lot of that time has been solving those problems rather than doing what we've been claiming to be doing. (Writing, remember?)

But we've solved the biggest accounting problem and so now we're back to writing, really. New songs.

In the meantime, Justin's also been working on some stuff that involves a loud droning guitar multitracked onto different tape loops. You get a bit of an idea in the picture over there. He has notions about releasing all of this as a record. We'll see about that.

On a side note, we have finally experienced our first personnel change in the band's history. We have replaced the Boss DR-660 with a program that you can run on your laptop. Justin realized a little while ago that his totally obscure skill in programming that particular machine is now obsolete. But fear not, friends. Although we spent some money on additional drum sounds for it, we decided to re-record the bass and drum from the 660 to use as the sounds for this. It sounded weird otherwise.

So maybe not "statis", more like "quiet". We've been busy, just not doing anything that would make you think we're busy.

If that makes sense.

The bungee cords stopped the guitar from diving off every time it started to get some nice feedback going.


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