The All Scars

Introduction to Humanity

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Spontaneity, flux, and reverb are the guiding precepts of All Scars. On their 1999 Slowdime release, Introduction to Humanity, this combo dips into free-jazz like improvisations and psychedelic post-punk bursts somewhat redolent of Saccharine Trust. Their second full length release, Introduction to Humanity is itself an amalgam of thirteen untitled tracks drawn from three separate sets recorded in three different locations (Pirate House, Knitting Factory, and WMUC) between March 1997 and April 1998. Alarm clocks, whirly tubes, crowing roosters, and nonsensical Tourette's syndrome-like vocal outbursts are woven into a more traditional ensemble of drums (Jerry Busher), bass (Dug Birdzell), trumpet (Chuck Bettis), guitar (Brendan Canty), keyboards (James Canty), reeds (Evan Rapport), and vocals Amy Farina).

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