This album was created during a period of artistic, romantic, and sexual frustration. I felt equally out of place at college and at home. I felt annoyed with myself for my past failures, and for the ever-mounting collection of stupid and insensitive actions that I took towards my friends and family. I was watching a lot of anime; I was listening to a lot of grindcore. As the album was written I stopped being straight edge and started drinking. I fell in love and then quickly fell out of it. I had a lot of nightmares and I got sick every now and then. I developed an interest in sharks and post modernism, but don’t fully understand either. And most importantly I wrote some really intense music with my friends Jack, Eli, and Max. I wouldn’t say this album is about any or all of that, but these are definitely good jumping off points for a first listen. I realize that my enunciation can be somewhat unclear (sometimes intentionally, I must admit) so please feel free to read along. Or if you want, just rock out and leave the lyrical analysis for the literary types.
This album features contributions from a variety of musicians outside of Random Child proper. Many of them are members of The Epoch Collective. Needless to say, this album could not have been made without their help, and we are in their debt for assisting us in achieving our vision. For specific details on who did what, please refer to the credits of the individual tracks. It should also be noted that the members who do not appear on this album still receive our eternal gratitude for inspiring, encouraging, and supporting us. theepochisnow.com
We would also like to thank the following: our families and friends for letting us hide away in a basement and make loud noises for hours on end, our girlfriends for putting up with our wretched post-band practice odor, Seth Engel for assisting Ian with vocal recording and pushing him to unleash his inner boss, Daniel Ott, Richard Gin, and David Gregory for letting us borrow their equipment for this project, Daniel Muller and Carl Saff for preventing this album from being completely unlistenable, everyone who put up with having an iPhone or Zoom recorder shoved into their face for the found sounds, everyone who bought, stole, or otherwise consumed our previous albums, everyone who bugged us about the progress of this album, you’re all great. If we have forgotten to mention your name, we deeply apologize, and will thank you face to face soon enough.
released 27 November 2012
All lyrics by Ian Cory
Vocals recorded with Seth Engel at Close Quarters
Additional Guitar recorded by Seth Engel and Adam Salsberg at Space Jam
Everything else recorded by Random Child at SAD FOR YOU studios
Mixed by Daniel Muller of Twin Raven Productions (www.twinravenproductions.com
Mastered by Carl Saff
Album Art by William Gadol