Obscura EP

by Robots Against Children

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Melvin Hawkins What's better than owning music that has such a unique blend of styles and textures? Owning it on cassette! This EP takes you on multiple stylistic and atmospheric journeys that form a very solid offering from RAC. Favorite track: Last September.
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The 'Obscura' EP represents Robots Against Children's (RAC) first formal release of new material in many years. Having grown up in the age of the home PC explosion, RAC's initial productions were done through software. As technology inundated his day to day (as it has for all of us) RAC saw the computer as less and less of a creative tool which ultimately culminated in the collapse of all musical inspiration and resulted in a 5-year hiatus from making any music at all.

The Obscura EP embodies a carefully curated selection of some of RAC's favorite analog recordings. Each piece was captured in a single session in, more or less, an improvisational style. Later the results of those recordings have been massaged and lovingly mastered for maximum sonic enjoyment but with respect to their almost "live" studio origins. RAC wants it to sound good but not too perfect and for the listener to experience the creative workflow as it occurred.

If in RAC's past, he tried to methodically craft electronic pop, this body of work, in some ways, represents the antithesis of that approach. Letting his synths "speak" instead of his words, this EP is the stripped-down language of sound that a robot speaks from its core.

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released June 22, 2018

All parts performed and recorded by Matt Greer
Mastered for digital and cassette by Banana Tapes

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Robots Against Children Nashville, Tennessee

Robots Against Children bridges musical gaps by blending deep grooving beats, the arrangement and writing sensibilities of pop rock and the emotional evocation of soundtrack score into sonic bliss that is immediately enjoyable yet continues to grow, over time, in the hearts of the listener. While immediately catchy, R.A.C.'s music has staying power that resonates with fans. ... more

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