released October 3, 2013
All songs written, performed and recorded by Galen Wade, except "You've Really Got A Hold On Me," written by Smokey Robinson.
Mastered by Will Schillinger at Pilot Recording Studio, Housatonic, MA
Photography by Mary Olivia Wade
Restless, creative, difficult to pigeonhole and individualistic to an absurd degree, these tunes are indeed all over the map. "I tend to not recognize genres," Galen has said.
Composed, performed, recorded, and mixed in his home studio amid the rolling Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts, Mr. Wade has declared that this (trapped in amber and preserved through the recording medium) is the sound he has been dreaming of since he bought his first four-track recorder over 25 years ago.
& what a wild carnival ride of sound! Mostly instrumental, with the notable exceptions of the hypnotic and mysterious, "Do That," and the relatively straight-laced (until it gets weird) cover of the Motown classic, "You've Really Got A Hold On Me," (first recorded by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, and later... other bands...) the devil is in the details.
"I can sing, and write a pretty mean pop tune, and you'll hear more of that from me in future," Galen says, "But this record was more about celebrating my deep and unending love of pure sound."
From the smooth and breezy bop of "If It Ain't Broke," to the ominous chug of "Storm Drain," to the slinky pimp-funk of "The Scuttlebutt," that persistent boundary-pushing is fully evident in this divers collection, in which there's never a dull moment.
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