Almanac is the incredible new album from the Brooklyn, NY/Pennsylvania duo Brian Lightbody and Tom Asselin. This is the band’s first proper full-length, being released onto the world November 10, 2009 via the La SociÃ©tÃ© ExpÃ©ditionnaire collective.
The recordings began with an M Box and 3 mics in Asselin’s Pocono Mountain basement, and over the course of time, acquisition of gear, and massive trial-and-error, the bunker blossomed into One Forest Studio. An empty roller rink was used as a reverb chamber while sampling Brahms’ Requiem Mass. Musical recruits were brought in to flesh out ideas with distinct instruments that were affected, layered, chopped and collaged together.
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