INHALT — Occupations
The sophomore EP “Occupations” from San Francisco based synth trio INHALT. Consisting of European and East Coast natives – Matia Simovich, Bryan Gibbs, and Philip Winiger – INHALT’s core operative strategy is of sonic fidelity and integrity rather than nostalgia.
Living through the rise of a surveillance society, neo-liberal agendas, and the permeation of the ephemeral into popular culture, INHALT return with a focused commentary in the form of the “Occupations” EP. The record was produced over a year and a half, and mixed in both Austria and California, employing the best of modern and vintage techniques and technology. The sound is INHALT’s interpretation of the border between the voice driven song form and the expansive, extended 12″ arrangement. It is informed equally by the soundtracks of John Carpenter, as much as the vastness and sheen of Trevor Horn.
All tracks were written, produced and mixed by the band at The Bunker Studio in San Francisco. Additionally the tracks on SIde B were mixed with the help of Werner Freistätter in Türnitz, Austria. The tracks were then mastered by Paul Lavigne in London, England at Walls of Sound Mastering. The final EQ curve for vinyl by was done by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Each LP is housed in a specially designed jacket by Leo Merz and includes an insert with lyrics.
Label: Dark Entries – DE-051
Format: Vinyl, 12″, EP
Released: 26 Sep 2013