PONTIAK - ECHO ONO COLOR VINYL LP ** PSYCH BLACK ANGELS WHITE HILLS DEAD MEADOW

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  • Sold Date: Aug 08, 2012
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PONTIAK - "ECHO ONO" LP TEAL COLORED VINYL LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 500 COPIES OUT OF PRINT

LP version features alternate cover artwork and is packaged in a gatefold jacket with artworked inner sleeve and free download coupon. LP is limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide (500 pressed on black, 500 pressed on translucent teal vinyl). Vinyl is now OUT OF PRINT.

On a return trip from South by Southwest, the three brothers who make up Pontiak conceived of recording an expressionistic record. Something unlike anything they had tried before. They imagined it as a color project, painted through music, favoring the traditional form of the song to explore texture and color. The album was an ambitious undertaking and would require deconstructing and then rebuilding their studio in order to be able to record it the way they envisioned it.

The first step was to find a new mixing board. They found a Soundcraft 6000 24 track analog mixing board for sale on an exotic animal compound in Arkansas. To their surprise it was tucked away in a studio next to giant Moog synthesizers and had been used to record Herbie Hancock. Board in hand, they returned home and began rebuilding their studio to capture both the band's heavier sound and the melodic nuances they're becoming known for. They focused on the acoustic properties of the space,
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