Via the Dirty Beaches blog:
This was originally recorded around 2007, when my friends were playing chess at my apartment in Montreal on Parc Ave. Originally created as a drone instrumental soundtrack for some imaginary film noir picture that doesn’t exist. At the time, I was obsessed with the idea of trying to make my guitar sound like a trumpet, warping it into different instruments sonically. Chess music was born in our minds that night like some black jet bombing a nameless landscape into hell as their game of chess carried on.
The recording is from a tape transfer to my computer in 2007, from this piece of shit shoebox recorder I bought at a Jewish camera store on Parc Ave for $20. The project was then abandoned after I started working on “HORROR” for Fixture Records. I’ve tried to clean it up as much as I can digitally, after rediscovering it on my hard drive today.
It is now exorcised into digital format from the grave.
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