It's called CHICKEN PIE VORTEX
Been a while! In February of 2016 Test Apes released the LP, "Remotes". Since then, our activity has been sporatic. Not for lack of doing anything, however! We've both been very busy, just with other stuff;
During 2016 Danny toured a bunch, like normal, but also finished a great, straight forward bluegrass album called "Stove Up" and RE-DID another entire album called "Got Myself Together". He is already back on the road in support of these.
As for myself, I collaborated with an Italian artist, Daniele Santaguiliana in a strange little gothic-jazz album under the moniker NOTORIOUS EARLY PROCEDEURES, entitled "...We Walked Into God's Chest Howling", as well as 2 solo albums--an ambient one called "Couchlock" and a prog-rock one called "High Strangeness In Stereophonic Sound". I also released more GOOBERSMOOCHERS, (RIP Mike Scaccia!), finished up a video blog about some adventures I had back in 2006-2008 (in 17 episodes), and other collaborative work that has not as of yet produced fruit.
Anyway, over this last year Danny and I decided that our next album should be one where we can play all of the songs live just like they are on the album. THIS EP IS NOT THAT ALBUM. We're still working on that one.
We are an experimental couple of guys who can go into a studio and use the studio itself as a compositional tool & layer together something or jam and edit something together. We've done that a bunch. It sounds just fine recorded, but then translating to a live setting...maybe not. In fact, that's basically what the songs on this album are--a few studio experiments and jams that we kind of had laying around from the last few years.
Orphans...until APRIL FOOLS DAY...when the EP will appear at: https://testapes.bandcamp.com/
We DO have a good portion of our next album written, but not recorded. And since things are kind of moving slowly, we figured April Fool's Day would be a good day to set loose this little studio nugget, "CHICKEN PIE VORTEX".
FOR THOSE INTERESTED, I'VE MADE A LIMITED RUN OF CD COPIES! WE ALSO HAVE SOME WHOOP-ASS T-SHIRTS --IN LARGE AND EXTRA LARGE SIZES (ONLY)--WITH ART BY ROY TOMPKINS! see below.
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