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Artwork: Chris Simmons

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The Spiral Eyes

  • Peter Adams
  • Released in 2005
  • Playing Time: 45 minutes
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. . . like viewing a classic-rock mosaic through kaleidoscope eyes. The album's dozen tracks include moments of Radiohead's exquisitely crafted chamber angst, Jeff Magnum's chemically-altered, wide-eyed wonder, Jeff Buckley's angelic introspection and the Flaming Lips' finest flights of orchestral fancy.
- Corey duBrowa, Magnet

I composed most of The Spiral Eyes while I was still in college, and completed it over the months after I graduated. It was my first commercial release, but actually the latest on a string of recording experiments I had been doing since high school. The earliest tracks that ultimately found their way onto the album are CementalisqueMister Grieves, and More Than You Know, all of which existed as early as 2002.

Influenced by bands like Olivia Tremor Control, Elf Power, of Montreal, and Neutral Milk Hotel (all in the neo-psychadelic Elephant 6 collective) as much by their recording styles as their music, I made a habit of double-tracking all of my vocals and in most cases hard-panning them left and right.

My primary recording method during this period was to use a looping breakbeat and record acoustic guitar and violin by laying my $100 microphone on a desk and making noise in its general vicinity.

  1. Cementalisque
    04:41
  2. I Evolve
    04:06
  3. When the Morning Dies
    04:12
  4. The Disappeared
    04:37
  5. More Than You Know
    03:35
  6. The Invention of Nuclear Power
    02:45
  7. Shoot the Moon
    05:24
  8. Sleepwalker
    02:35
  9. Spiraling
    05:12
  10. Mister Grieves
    04:38
  11. Elevators
    03:26
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