Do Make Say Think self-released this debut album in Toronto in 1997, and we heard it the following spring. The band’s infectious spacerock-cum-swing approach to sweeping instrumentals, and their brilliant realisation of the potentials of 8-track recording, hooked us instantly. Rhythm syncopation, reverb-soaked guitar, the occasional horn, and some of the finest saturated synth tones we’ve ever heard – this record conjures up rainy streets and wet cigarettes with the best of them. A classic modern lounge album that also shreds, with widescreen breakbeat blissouts driven by punk-rock guitars. An exuberant debut, containing all the building blocks DMST has been transforming into sublime music architectures ever since.
3. If I Only...
4. Highway 420
5. Dr. Hooch
6. Disco and Haze
8. The Fare To Get There
Running time: 01:12:44
LP jacket hand-made from 100% recycled thick 25pt. chipboard with white screenprinted lettering and custom window die-cut. 2 slabs of 180gram vinyl in inner sleeves printed on uncoated heavyweight paper. Includes additional artwork/credit insert and digital download coupon.
CD gatefold jacket made from 100lb. textured uncoated cardstock with foil-embossed text and window cut. Three different two-sided duotone insert cards can be interchanged to show through the front cover window cut. A fourth insert card contains credit info.
Jason McKenzie: keyboards, effects
Dave Mitchell: drums
James Payment: drums
Justin Small: guitar
Charles Spearin: bass, guitar, trumpet