Sheep Fiends - We Got the Buddhist

November 29th, 2014 admin Comments off

Album #: 45

Recording Dates: 2002

Release Date: 2002

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

The members of the Dentists are joined by the Theremin-tacular sounds of a visiting Russell M. This once in a lifetime Sheep Fiends lineup contains screaming lead guitar, drum machines, fuzz bass and vocal samples while Russell brings the UFO down into Section X. A really different and exciting sound on this one, with a halfway decent mix to boot.

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Three Track Sampler

Track 04 - Take the Fifth (Sheep Fiends) - Theremin swoops in and out of your consciousness over crunching bass and guitar riffs, a drum machine, and a loop of the word “what” on of this heavy rock instrumental. [Scratch on Bass]

Track 05 - The Night Time (Sheep Fiends) - An off kilter rhythm playing in 9/8 or something merges with a tasty guitar lick as I extoll the virtues of the darkness and warn you of what I’ve found.  [Scratch on Vocals & Sampling Keyboard]

Track 10 - Here Come the Pigs (Sheep Fiends) - Listen carefully for the cowbell. Oink oink oink oink.  [Scratch on Guitar]

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Sheep Fiends - A Cosmic Unity

November 29th, 2014 admin Comments off

Album #: 44

Recording Dates: 2002

Release Date: 2002

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

Scott J. returns to an expanded lineup to record this celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Sheep Fiends. Featuring five different vocalists this album is varied stylistically. Ballads, anthems, hard rock, hard funk, hardadelia…songs about birth, family, work and the end of the world.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 06 - Stay Away (Sheep Fiends) - A booming rhythm sort of anchors this loose and rollicking rocker.  [Scratch on Bass]

Track 08 - A Cosmic Unity (Sheep Fiends) - Can’t we all just get along? I mean cosmically? Here is a gripping narrative that questions the questions themselves. Emotive melodic guitars carry you along the laser rays pulsed out by the keyboards being phased through a gravity void. All the while you hold out hope that the essence of the universe will be saved. Believe in it. Trust it. Obey it.  [Scratch on Vocals]

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Sheep Fiends - Magick Cabbage

November 28th, 2014 admin Comments off

Album #: 43

Recording Dates: 2002

Release Date: 2002

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

This very abstractionist Sheep Fiend jam was recorded on April 28th, 2002 by a snappy seven man combo in Chicago. Listen below for more!!!

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Two Track Sampler

Track 01 - Magick Cabbage (Sheep Fiends) - Spine warping tones meet a dense whirling synthesizer amid an army of guitars on this aggressively played instrumental.  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 06 - Heissen Pfeffern (Sheep Fiends) - Matt Cramer and I trade vocal duties over the bizarre electronic music erupting around us. Jalapeno! Habanero!  [Scratch on Sampling Keyboard Vocals]

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Sheep Fiends - Rock

July 7th, 2014 admin Comments off

Album #: 42

Recording Dates: 1998-1999

Release Date: 2001

Catalog: SF

ScratchNotes:

As should be obvious, this Sheep Fiend release from the “genre six pack” features more rock oriented tracks - including a freshly unearthed recording from my very first Sheep Fiend jam.

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Two Track Sampler

Track 02 - Fifth Birthday (Sheep Fiends) - Not the most mind blowing improvisation, but this was recorded at my very first Sheep Fiends get together on November 15th, 1998. And there’s no denying this one is ROCK!  [Scratch on Guitar]

Track 12 - Pix (Sheep Fiends) - Another instrumental from the largely experimental and keyboard heavy 1999 sessions. Swirling electronic rock is the order of the day.  [Scratch on Casio SK-100]

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