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Music

The One AM Radio

Electronic

Los Angeles CA

For the new One AM Radio full-length, Hrishikesh Hirway set out to make a fun, pop, dance record. He had moved from Massachusetts to Los Angeles. He turned up the tempo on his drum machine. But despite his best efforts, minor chords and bittersweet string arrangements still managed to find their way into the songs. They seeped into his music, like dust motes in a shaft of sun. The eleven tracks on 'Heaven Is Attached by a Slender Thread' were recorded over late nights in a small apartment, with neighbors complaining about the drum samples vibrating the wall, and crickets and traffic leaking into the vocal takes. Producer Tony Hoffer took Hrishikesh's homemade recordings, which include contributions from Anticon records artists BATHS and ALIAS, and mixed them at his studio, leaving in the rough edges, and drawing out the pop and the heartache inherent in the songs. It may not have turned into a dance record - not quite - but the album does make you want to move, to run, to get in the car and drive fast through the empty city in the middle of the night. If not to escape, then to remind you that there are some things you simply can never truly get away from.

Time

Friday March 18

9:45PM

Venue

Mellow Johnny's

21+

400 Nueces St

Online

www.myspace.com/theoneamradio

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