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A project to make a cool piece of vinyl which your record collection cannot afford to be without.
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This project is to raise funds to manufacture and distribute the first Walls Of Dada album...on RED vinyl

Walls Of Dada is Chris Olley from SIX BY SEVEN and Peter G Holmström from The Dandy Warhols.

Chris and Pete first met in 1998 when The Dandy Warhols asked Six By Seven to support them on their first UK tour. They have been in contact with each other and remained friends ever since and over the years had always talked about making some music together.

About a year ago, after hanging out at a Dandy's gig in Nottingham, they made a plan to get something started. For Chris, and his aversion to making music using computers, the idea from the outset was to create something by simple means so as not to get bogged down by technology and end up sending myriad files and stems across the internet from one computer to the other.

In his studio in Nottingham Chris put a drum machine through an amp and synced and sequenced an analogue synth to it and recorded the sounds onto an 8 track recorder. After adding vocals a Stereo Mix was bounced down and sent over to Portland, Oregon. There, in his home studio, Pete added guitars, bass, synths (and a banjo) to the mix and topped and tailed the songs and sent his own stereo mix back.

That was it. No more overdubs were added and there was no heavy mastering or compression or loudness wars were entered into.

A lot of vintage guitars and pedals and synths were used in the process and everything was recorded through amps. This was a throwback to the days of the early eighties when bands started to record on the first commercially available four track recorders and portastudios made by Fostex and Tascam. That music was all about intent and it delivered a kind of honesty that could only come across by recording something quickly and as best as you could with limited recording equipment. So much of that music still exists today even though a lot of it was never signed or went beyond being sold as cassette tapes at gigs.

Because there were only four tracks, a lot of bouncing had to be done and this resulted in hard decision making at an early stage of the recording process and a 'no-going-back' recording, which meant you were committed to something you couldn't change. This is the process which Chris and Pete wanted to tap into to make Walls Of Dada have that unusual edge that bands these days just don't have anymore because the digital world now provides unlimited space and tracks. The Walls Of Dada was about limitations, real instruments though amps instead of plug ins and simulations and sticking with the results.

After working on roughly 20 songs across the year the result is an album that sounds like it could have been made in a cold Sheffield or Manchester basement or bedroom back in 1982. It's a cold wave dystopian masterpiece, bleak and open and analogue and warm. Even though it spans the Atlantic in it's conception it remains neutral as to where it comes from. It's not so much a marriage of an American and a British musician but a collaboration of the unknown which captures a spirit and time, and it feels contemporary and unique. Isn't that what music is all about?

Album will be a single 12" LP on red vinyl featuring 8 tracks and an extra 3 tracks as download. T-shirts will be a choice of colours with the album artwork on the front.

   SIDE A

1. You Pollute Me 4:40  

2. Tung 5:28 

3. Born Ruthless 4:52 

4. Anything 3:55

    SIDE B

1. I Never Promised You 3:46 

2. ILL 6:43 

3. Pig Man 5:25 

4. There Is Only This 4:46 

    Download Only 

1. Behave 5:24 

2. Rope 9:13 

3. Time Call 6:11

Watch more Walls Of Dada videos made by Adrian Nicholls of Glove Of Bones here... TUNG  and ROPE 

Special thanks to Adrian for making these videos. Check his music out, it's brilliant.

Glove Of Bones

 

RED Walls Of Dada T-shirt
RED Walls Of Dada T-shirt

 

Chris' vintage Coron Distortion
Chris' vintage Coron Distortion

 

Pete's Keeley Phaser
Pete's Keeley Phaser

 

Pete's Keeley Wah
Pete's Keeley Wah

 

Chris' Tascam DP008
Chris' Tascam DP008

 

Risks and challenges

There are no risks and challenges. The album is completed and so is the artwork. Once this project is funded your album will be with you within the month. It's up to you to make it happen!

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    DOWNLOAD ONLY

    The default download format is MP3, and this is probably what you want. These files play back beautifully in iTunes, Windows Media Player, your iPhone/Android phone, etc. and include high quality cover art, accurate artist and track names, and lyrics. MP3s use variable bit-rate encoding (VBR) to shrink the size of the files while maintaining the highest quality, so you get fast downloads and can fit more on your iPhone.

    You can also download in FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and AIFF formats. These options are, as we say in the interface, for "audiophiles and nerds." If you aspire to become either, this isn't a bad place to start.

    DOWNLOADS WILL BE SENT OUT AS SOON AS PROJECT COMPLETES AND FUNDS ARE GATHERED.

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    VINYL + DOWNLOAD

    Fantastic looking limited edition LP on red vinyl with download code and shrink-wrapped.

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    VINYL + DOWNLOAD + T-SHIRT

    Beautiful Red vinyl album with download and a high quality one off limited edition T-shirt in your choice of colour.

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    CHRIS' CORON FUZZ BOX + VINYL + T-SHIRT

    This is the first distortion box I ever owned. It was given to me by a friend in Germany and was used for my first gigs with my WEM dominator amp. It's a vintage pedal with a great sound but never used anymore since I have only ever been using a colorsound overdrive since the mid 90's and will probably never use anything else again. It was used on the Dada album briefly for a snare sound.

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    PETE'S KEELEY PHASER + VINYL + T-SHIRT

    Up for grabs is Pete's Keeley Phaser pedal which was used on the album. It will come signed by Pete with a letter of authentication and you will also get the Vinyl and the Download and a T-shirt. Postage Included in pledge amount.

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    PETE'S KEELEY NOVA WAH + VINYL + T-SHIRT

    Pete is giving up his Nova Wah pedal for the cause. He will sign it and you'll get a letter of authentication as well as the Vinyl album and a t-shirt. It's an awesome pedal and was used one one song on the album. Postage is included in pledge price.

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    CHRIS' 8 TRACK RECORDER + VINYL

    One of Chris' trusty Tascam DP 008 8 track recorders is up for grabs. This will come loaded with stems off the album so you can mix the tracks and listen to them individually and even make your own bootleg mix. It's a doddle to use and will come with batteries and instructions from Chris how to switch it on and dial in each song and mix away! Also, when you want to, simply swap in a new SD card and use it to make your own multitrack recordings. It even comes with two in-built microphones. It's CD quality and all you need to make a record on your own.

    Will come with Vinyl, Download and T-shirt. Postage Included in pledge amount.

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