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    This self-titled debut album is another in a series of raw and intimate sessions recorded on the 8-track reel-to-reel deck at the original Hotel2Tango in 1999-2000. The powerful live sound of this unique duo is perfectly captured by Efrim (GYBE, SMZ), who engineered the record. Eric Craven’s inimitable drumming invokes the polyrhythmic neo-tribalism of The Ex and Dog Faced Hermans while Genevieve Heistek uses a loop pedal to build real-time drones on her amped-up viola and saws away at double-stop madness over top. The pieces on Hangedup range from borderline musique concrete experimentation to 80s new wave pop extrapolations, bound by a minimalist but muscular agenda throughout. Cameo appearances by electric bass and overdubbed effects provide additional well-placed thrust, but this duo can rock as hard as anyone all on their own. A superb debut that set the stage for further unparalleled drum-n-string attacks on the albums that followed.


    TRACKLIST

    1. Winternational
    2. Propane Tank
    3. Powered By Steam
    4. New Blue Monday
    5. Tapping
    6. Czech Disco Pt.II
    7. Wilt
    8. Bring Yr Scuba Gear

    Running time: 00:43:29

    PACKAGING NOTES

    LP comes in custom silkscreened jacket with 12"x12" credits insert.

    CD comes in a custom paperboard mini-gatefold jacket with a credits insert and printed CD dust sleeve.

     

    CREDITS

    Eric Craven: drums
    Genevieve Heistek: viola


    GUESTS

    Ian: bass on TRACKS 3,8
    Efrim: extra stuff on TRACK 8


    Recorded at the mighty Hotel2Tango in Montreal by Efrim. Mixed at Mom & Pop Sounds in Montreal by Efrim, Ian and Hangedup. Mastered by Harris Newman.