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East River Pipe

594 Shining Hours In A Can by East River Pipe

Shining Hours In A Can

Merge Records
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F.M. Cornog

The jangly bedroom indie-pop of East River Pipe's 1994 compilation Shining Hours In A Can foretold a coming revolution in home recording

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While bedroom recordings are nothing new to the music world, especially after the availability of cassette four-track recorders in the 1980s, going from crude demos to fully fleshed-out compositions is something else entirely. Numerous artists have taken advantage of computer-based recording programs in the 2000s, but musicians like F.M. Cornog, under the name East River Pipe, figured out to take an eight-track reel-to-reel home recording set-up and eschew any limitations. On the 1994 compilation Shining Hours In A Can, shimmering guitars and atmospheric keys backed by minimalist production give the sound a lo-fi Bruce Springsteen feel, with songs loaded up on regret, solitude, and loneliness.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Make A Deal With The City
  • 10:48 - Helmet On
  • 14:48 - My Life Is Wrong
  • 22:00 - She's A¬†Real Good Time
  • 31:55 - Psychic Whore
  • Outro - Axl or Iggy

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