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Starlight on the Skyline (recordings from Feb 2009 – Jan 2010)

Overall, this might be my favorite album. A snapshot of 2009 in which lots of things were far more simple than late 2010 and everything after. Maybe a bit too heavy on the creepypasta (why did I use two of them?) but I don't regret anything here. Tones is the lone throwaway track, but even it has its reasons for being here.

The title was my attempt at having a Jandek-esque title. I like the Chernobyl cover, though I kind of wish I had made it black and white and added some actual starlight to the image. But that might be too literal.


Starlight on the Skyline

back cover

guardian (7:11)
dusk (4:43)
burnt (5:07)
scar (4:53) [explicit]
snow (2:09)
shapes II (6:04)
quebecois II (4:11)
smear (2:50) [explicit]
fist II (6:17) [explicit]
freebase (2:59)
tones (1:08)
hero III (3:09) [explicit]
yuri (7:26) [explicit]
total: 58:01 


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Released: January 7th, 2010
catalogue number: OSC004RCB004LP58:01
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guardian — contains a sample of Town or suburbs amb - spring, day by eric5335 and the text of a "creepypasta" found on YouTube.

dusk — contains the text of a "creepypasta" called 1961 suicide note, found on some msg board somewhere (it's been posted to dozens of them, take your pick).

burnt — contains samples of the "The Slow Down" and Here is the Truth of Waco Straight from David Koresh.

scar — contains a sample of Tyson's craziest moments

snow — contains a sample of snow melting by laurent

shapes II — contains samples of Amy G saying various numbers and thunderstorm police horn by reinsamba.

smear — contains a sample of sexy mother by Amy_G

freebase — contains a sample of I Don't Freebase Cocaine

hero III — contains samples of Dick Howser goes nuts! and manager's corner

yuri — contains a sample of "crowd" downloaded from usenet. Text written by ratan. Story voice is Linda. Female "voices" unknown.


Starlight on the Skyline dynamic range stats

 DR		Peak		RMS		Filename

 DR11		over		-12.11 dB 	guardian.wav
 DR12		over		-13.54 dB 	dusk.wav
 DR14		over		-15.99 dB 	burnt.wav
 DR4		over		-5.58 dB 	scar.wav
 DR11		-0.81 dB 	-12.90 dB 	snow.wav
 DR10		-1.64 dB 	-13.34 dB 	shapes2.wav 
 DR10		-2.00 dB 	-14.16 dB 	quebecois2.wav 
 DR9		over		-9.47 dB 	smear.wav
 DR10		-5.26 dB 	-17.20 dB 	fist2.wav 
 DR10		-0.52 dB 	-13.31 dB 	freebase.wav 
 DR7		-3.10 dB 	-11.27 dB 	tones.wav
 DR11		-1.26 dB 	-13.63 dB 	hero3.wav
 DR9		over		-11.48 dB 	yuri.wav

 Number of files:	13
 Official DR value:	DR10



Legal crap

We are releasing these recordings under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. You're free to post these files on P2P, usenet, your homepage, etc. All that I ask is that you credit me  (with the name Rural Citizens Band), and leave the ID3 tags as is. Please do not change them in any way, as this is a major way I credit myself for the work.

Also, if you use these songs for animations, or whatever, please email me, I'd love to see your work! Feel free to send any other comments, suggestions, etc!


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