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The 4am: 20 – Making Bells Out Of Bones

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20: Making Bells Out Of Bones


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Lester and the Hoax – “Jellybeanz” (2:27)

Margaras – “Noisegrind” (2:52)

Brent Wilcox – “Gametime” (1:18)

Horrorfall – “Necroplasm Fix” (3:45)

Steve Long – “Uneasy” (1:57)

Max Xiantu – “Forget The Future” (5:00)

Jimmy and the Binliners – “Walk It Out” (0:31)

Hello. Brief liner notes follow.

Lester and the Hoax gift me with the first song off their new EP, which I imagine you can find out more about here.

Margaras, also known as Ryan Abbott, puts most of his stuff up on for free, and can also be found on myspace.

Old friend of The 4am Brent Wilcox says of “Gametime”:

“This sound sculpture may or may not be finished. Been trying to decide that for a couple months now. But its current state amuses me. I can say that most of the sounds came originally from the same source, but none of them resemble that source now.”

Horrorfall say of “Necroplasm Fix’:

“…it’s our first single, and will be featured on the season premiere of TRUE BLOOD on June 13th. Taken from the forthcoming EP, BLOODWORK.” and are where you find more from them.

Steve Long has no website and has nothing to say, but we’re going to thank him for his lovely bit anyway. It’s how music boxes should sound.

“here’s one i made with glasses and locks. an old synthesizer and a guitar amp” says Max Xiantu. It’s long and peaceful, like a factory having a pleasant dream.

And Jimmy and the Binliners walk it out, as my little 4am signature for the moment, because it’s my podcast and I can do what I like. Also, they told me I could.

If you liked it, tell your friends.

(And, if you missed it, here’s #19.)

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