I'm Evaporating

I'm Evaporating is the first in a series of six horrific & noisy albums made primarily by running various instruments & effects through a Red Panda Particle. The music is improvised to 4-track cassette, then transferred to digital, mixed in Pro Tools, and further composed using chance operations.

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Vocals, guitar, drums/percussion, artwork & production by Nora the Janitor.

Equipment used includes: Strymon BigSky Multidimensional Reverb, Strymon Deco Tape Saturation & Doubletracker, Strymon El Capistan dTape Echo, Red Panda Particle (Granular Delay & Pitch Shifting), Teletronix LA-2A Leveling Amplifier, Universal Audio 1176 Limiting Amplifier, Avalon Design Vt-747sp Vacuum Tube Compressor, Neve 1272 Preamp, API 3124+ Preamp, Golden Age Project Pre-73 MKII, CAD Microphones, B.C. Rich Warlock Guitar, Line 6 ToneCore Tap Tremolo, Akai E2 Head Rush, Way Huge Supa-Puss Analog Delay, DOD Phasor 201, Moog Minifooger MF Delay, Moog Minifooger MF Ring Mod, Gretsch Catalina Club, Tama Rockstar, Demeter Tube Direct 4 Channel DI, Yamaha MT120S Four-Track Cassette Recorder, Avid Pro Tools 10.

Alternate Album Art

When I'm editing scans that are made at a huge resolution (the .tif file of the original scan was 1.36 GB), my computer tends to start to break; Photoshop tells me I can't save a PSD because the file is too large. So, when editing stuff like this, I tend to save iterations as I go — as reference points, as backup saves, and just in case I like one of the earlier versions more than the "final" version I had intended to make. (If there's even an actual intention, which, in this case, there really wasn't.)

You'll see elements of the final album art in these; the final cover is a composite of several versions. In retrospect, I should have toned down the final cover. It's all over the place and really disgusting, but I guess that was the point, considering the nightmare of the music contained within. The simpler edits below are much more pleasing — at this point, I'm more fond of the black & white version... but of course I am.

Here's some of the iterations, in order of their creation.