This EP would not be possible with out the help and support of the HNDMD crew (especially Nick Garcia and Brad Vautor). They have been my mentors since I started working with electronic music. Teaching me fundamentals, encouraging me to release an EP, and overall just being really great people that I am very happy to call my friends. I could always count on them to give me honest feedback and help me with whatever questions I had. I could not pick a better crew to work with. The most on point, professional, and not to mention amazing musicians I've ever worked with.
Chris Engel is one of the most ridiculous engineers I've ever come across. This guy hears everything and knew exactly what to do for the entire EP. Extremely versatile and knowledgeable, it got to the point where I felt like I could trust him with the entire mixing process even if I wasn't present. I could not be happier with his work. Collaborating with him was an amazing experience.
Chris Chaloff (Victory Garden) was my first friend in Boston. Introducing me to everyone I know, hanging out in Dover, long drives listening to music, going to the best shows (Squarepusher, Amon Tobin, and Erykah Badu). One of the funniest and most talented people I know.
John Anderson (Pondscum) is my musical soulmate. Whenever I play something, or vice versa, we're always insanely excited about what the other is playing. I've never heard anyone with his rhythmic sensibilities. This guy comes up with the dirtiest, nastiest, badass beats ever.
I'd also like to thank his room mates (Carter, John, Matt, Gal, Steve) for their hospitality, friendship, and for throwing the best parties I've ever been to. Special thanks to Matt Schwartz for teaching me basic chords on the guitar back when we were in Middle School
Kevin and Hailee are amazing, holy shit. I have nothing else to say
And last but not least, Nick Aponte. If anyone deserves half the credit, it's this guy. I have been writing with him for over ten years. He is an amazing producer, musician, and friend. I can not stress enough that these songs wouldn't even be half of what they are if it wasn't for his help. Thank you for putting up with all my bullshit, thank you for having the patience and drive to work with some one like me. I love you man
To all my friends in Boston, Miami, Brazil, and the rest of the world. Thank you, to all the people who came to the shows, who played and performed. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this music.
released December 18, 2013
Music and production by Flavio Rocha
Production and sound design by Nick Aponte (DmGida)
Bugman and Spine Anchors co-written with Nick Aponte
Bugman features Mr. Rogers and Kevin Haines
Spectra Clause co-written with Chris Chaloff (Victory Garden)
µˆ¬´ß ∂å√ˆß (Untitled) co-written with John Anderson (Pondscum)
Mixed and mastered at HNDMD studios by Chris Engel (Ghost Club)
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