|Jacket - Back|
|Jacket - image on inside of gatefold|
'A' side & 'C' side
'B' side & 'D' side
|Lyric Sheet - Front|
|Lyric Sheet - Back|
Matrix A: OLE-807-1A RJ STERLING 17723.1(3)
Matrix B: OLE-807-1B RJ STERLING 17723.2(3)
Matrix D: OLE-807-1D RJ STERLING 17723.4(3)
Matrix A: OLE-807-A S-90377
Matrix B: OLE-807-B S-90378
Matrix D: OLE-807-D S-90380
Announcement - end of 'Tentative' Post LFG (Sept 09 2007)
Also tentatively we're starting to work on our next record tentatively entitled The Chemistry of Common Life. Get some knowledge.
Hi so the new record has been announced for Oct 2008 and its called "The Chemistry of Common Life" - what does it mean?
The title comes from a book of the same name printed around the turn the last century,
but how did it happen? One idea is that these small pools of proteins got charged by lightning and turned into proto-living material, but how? It's hard to think of the start of life as a linear process, where these little particles joined together somehow
|Same stuff as Hidden World, but different|
We've always been interested in evolution, and Chemcom basically refers to the first evolution, from inorganic to organic. The insert art is crystals and rocks handing a baby over to trees and birds, its crazy.
What makes you want to write about those types of things?
I think life is the best idea anyone ever had - I want to pay tribute to it. A lot of people have wondered if Fucked Up became a religious band because we talk about god all the time, but thats not really the case - we are a bunch of people who don't believe in god but know that life would be a lot easier if we did. All the lyrics I write are about trying to find god in nature, like looking for these unexplainable and mystical processes that you can look at with a microscope, you know the memory stored in DNA, or the brightness of the sun - thats god I think and thats what's important for me to think about.
CMU Interview extract from LFG Post (July 16 2008)
What inspired your latest album?
I tried to bring the natural elements of 'Hidden World' further into the record this time. The LP isn't about ideology, it's about reality - things that never change. The songs are about lightning, the sun, birth, death, these elemental fixtures that are the basis of everything else. Look into the sun and empty my mind.
What process do you go through in creating a track?
This time we were in a rush so we only gave ourselves enough time to write the most basic pieces of the song before we went into the studio. When we started recording we only knew about 25% of each song, and just wrote the rest in the studio. The entire process took about nine months - two months to write in the practice space, and six or seven months to record. We recorded the drums and bed tracks, went out tour with the rough mixes for a few months, and then went in every few days to add new things when we had ideas. It was like painting a picture over a really long time period. If we wanted in the middle of something, to have a French horn, or a guest vocalist, we would just call them and resume recording when that person would come in.
Which artists influence your work?
The sun, thunder, lightning, Mucha, Fernando Torres.
|In the same spirit:|
See the Hidden World lyric sheet for more on Vibrations and Hums
Extract From LFG Post (Feb 07 2011)
The Chemistry of Common Life LP - (LFG Post Dec 27 2010)
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