Well it’s been at least a couple weeks so I felt it was time for a new Cambodia Highball track to be released out into the world. Where the first two songs were more straightforward, this is not. It’s ten minutes. There’s no vocals. It’s a song about a “feeling”. It’s vast, noisy, and cinematic in scope. In other words, this is no four minute rock n’ roll track.
When we started talking about Cambodia Highball and what we wanted to accomplish within it our main objective was to create on-the-fly, improvisational pieces of music that captured a moment in-the-now. Honestly, those first two songs were flukes. They were not what we had in mind when we hit record. As it happened, they just sort of came out that way and I think that’s pretty cool. But our intent all along has been to create music that could be used in film. A film running through our heads at that particular moment. Music that soundtracks our everyday lives. The great triumphant moments, and the hard, struggling moments, too. Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai, Miles Davis, Can, Flaming Lips….these are just a few bands that were really lighting a fire under our butts to want to do this. They make music that makes you feel something. Music that takes you somewhere. Some of it is beautiful, harsh, funky, weird, and even harrowing. We wanted to make our version of all of that, and this track was our first foray into that.
We’ve so far completed eight recording sessions, which has given us eight songs coincidentally. We’re not done. We’ve now started into a new direction: electronic music. We want to incorporate some beats into a couple recording sessions. Our first experiment was a huge success. I’m hoping the next one will be even better. We want to have a nice sized pool of songs to pull from when we finally sit down to create this record. We want it to be a listening experience, like listening to a double LP without having to get up and flip the record(if we could release a double album on 200 gram vinyly with double gatefold sleeve….well that would be the cat’s pajamas). Be that as it may, we are releasing this digitally in two forms. One will be an album of individual tracks. The other will be one track with all the songs flowing together as one giant piece of music. This will be when you can chill on the couch with beer in hand and hopefully some nice headphones on your noggin for a true listening experience. We’re going to have a very limited run of physical CDs as well(which will be available at a couple of local brick n’ mortars and our Bandcamp page).
But hey, I’m getting ahead of myself. We’re still deep in the thick of making this thing. For now, here’s “I Saw You Die In The Arms Of The Universe” by Cambodia Highball.