Supercluster have created yet another alternate universe on their third single: Things We Used To Drink b/w Memory of the Future. Originally Supercluster started as a writing project by Vanessa Briscoe Hay as an outlet for material not suited to her main project, Pylon. She gathered a group of talented like-minded friends with the help of Hannah Jones (New Sound of Numbers) to create new work. Kay Stanton (Casper & the Cookies) and Hannah Jones were each given a melody for this single and encouraged to expound on it in their own way.
Things We Used To Drink, sung by bass player Kay Stanton, creates a summery introspective mood using the large scale pop-rock format. Synthesizer, bass and drums build up to include layers of delicious electric guitars/acoustic guitar/mandolin all the way to an epic conclusion which ends angelically by a capella vocals backed by autoharp.
Memory of the Future is a krautrock/tv-like theme led by Hannah Jones. Swirls of electric guitar and mandolin are joined by bass and keyboard before launching into a full scale sonic attack, puntuated by drums and vocals sung by Hannah with spoken dialogue by Vanessa.
Both songs were recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason NeSmith at Bel*Air Studios.
Pressed and vinyl mastered at Erika Records.
Released by Studio Mouse Productions. SMP 004
Published by BMG/Chrysalis for Studio Mouse Productions.
Graphics and photography by Michael Lachowski
Made in the USA
Vanessa Briscoe Hay: synthesizer, vocals
Kay Stanton: vocals, bass guitar
Hannah Jones: vocals, drums
Bill David: mandolin, vocals
Bob Hay: acoustic guitar
Jason NeSmith: electric guitar, vocals, autoharp
Bryan Poole: electric guitar