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Anonymous City is relcad's vision of the dance floor; a hypnotic brew of rhythm and texture luxuriously laid out in long form.
The Bike Crush versions were a cornerstone of relcad's live act and are presented on the EP as they were intended, as a continuous mix. This 25 minute ride with relcad starts with a frenetic sprint to the town line, proceeds to a dubby moment to bask in the sun and enjoy the easy speed of a tailwind before hitting the unexpected grind of a false flat and finally easing to the finish with a woozy ride home through the empty city streets at three in the morning.
Capitol Island was relcad's debut for Pleasure Boat Records written mostly in the fall of 2009 and reworked through the exercise of live performance in the winter of 2010. The album has a more ambitious tone than previous works primarily because relcad lived with it for quite some time allowing for familiarity with the material before committing it to the final version. The darker moods of a wet and dark Northwest winter mix with the light of the spring in several of the tracks making them at once light-hearted and brooding.
The Dumb Thing is the rather defeatist title relcad gives to this hobby that does not seem to reap rewards in fortune, just the spending of solitary hours in frustration that this or that sound doesn't quite sit right, yet the satisfaction of a "track well done" keeps him returning to the studio. This was the 2009 entry for the RPM Challenge, where musicians are asked to produce an album in the month of February.
This was relcad's first entry into the RPM Challenge, an internet site that challenges musicians to create an album from scratch in the month of February. The speeded up process is helpful for those who dote over tracks until the life is squeezed out of them. Field recordings from the beaches of Orcas Island became a source of inspiration and is evident in several of the tracks.