Second track taken from forthcoming LP “Pruning In The Dark” is an energetic, and heavy offering.
“I wrote I Never Listen When You Speak with Tim Edwards the morning before we recorded it. For change I wrote the more conventional bits and Tim wrote the weirder bits. It was at the end of 2020 so no one wanted to go on holiday because of yet another Covid Wave. Casey Bliss and Brendon Bez did a great job on the bass and guitar respectively. This track was all recorded at the same time except for the vocals which I overdubbed the next day. The song is about how no one has an attention span today and they’re constantly glued to their phones. It’s also about being frustrated but not having a way out of the things that you are forced to do, regardless if it’s your responsibility or not. Fun fact is that Brendon learned the song 20 minutes before we recorded…” – Evert Snyman
Recorded & produced at Evert Snyman’s own Pariah Studios, forthcoming album ‘Pruning In The Dark’ (which includes new single ‘Thinking Too Hard’) is also the first to feature his entire band, The Aviary including a host of guest musicians. These guests, of course, are also prominent members of various prestigious South African Stoner / Fuzz / Psych Rock bands (Shadowclub, Ruff Majik, Caution Boy). In lieu of COVID-19 confinements Snyman was hell bent to ensure that Pruning In The Dark was a completely collaborative effort (which presented a few pandemic safe face-to-face challenges). resulting approach is a much heavier offering than 2021’s debut ‘Hot Mess’, which saw Snyman steering not only the albums engineering, mixing and mastering alone, but also the album’s instrumentation and performances.
We had a lot of fun making ‘Pruning In The Dark’ and that translates through every f*cking song from beginning to end! I’m incredibly proud of this album“ – Evert Snyman
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“One of the most creative musicians from the SA Stoner Rock scene…” Outlaws Of The Sun
“A melting pot of ideas and styles that transcends conventional ideas of genre…” Texx and the City
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