rabit is wolf

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about

this is the sum total of the completed rabit is wolf studio experiments, which wound through a number of paths on their way to the project's eventual collapse. while there would be further acoustic demos recorded with sean, i ultimately decided to abandon their folky underpinnings and finish all further tracks as electronic, instrumental recordings. a tour ep of the final recordings exists as inri040.
( jasonparent.bandcamp.com/album/the-imaginary-tour-demo-ep )

the recording was initially sequenced as a demo in mid may, 2002 but i foolishly deleted the files (i was running low on hard drive space) only to find out that the burn was corrupt and that the result was skipping. i did eventually recompile an ep of material, but it was in a different order and made no attempt to mix the tracks together. in reconstructing the demo, i've decided to recreate the original sequencing. the only difference between this collection and the initial collection is that the last track now includes sean's vocals, whereas it was initially an (eventually rendered incomplete) instrumental recording.

i need to be clear that the decision in sequencing the material this way is unilateral on my behalf. during this period, sean had made it clear that he was not satisfied with the more experimental and electronic tendencies underlying some of the tracks; specifically, he wasn't happy with the first or last tracks on this disc, as he felt they did not represent his vision for the project. on the other hand, i was less interested in purely acoustic music and more interested in electronic music. i was envisioning the project as having a split personality between an acoustic live presentation and an electronic studio presentation. sean argued this would be disorienting; it's less that i disagreed with him and more that i thought that was a good idea. this divergence in vision is one of the factors leading to the project's dissolution.

while i feel this recording stands up on it's own, i've also taken the time over the second half of 2014 to reclaim some of the tracks as my own instrumental works. only tracks two and four exist uniquely as rabit is wolf collaborations; the other four tracks have been resequenced as completed instrumentals in my main recording sequence. please open the track pages for more information.

written and recorded in late 2001 and early 2002. resequenced to mimic the original sequencing on november 8, 2014. except to sequence the record, these files have not been altered since 2002. as always, please use headphones.

credits

released June 20, 2002

j - guitars (electric, acoustic, classical), effects, bass, synthesizers, digital piano, electric air reed organ, flute, drum programming, drum manipulations, vocal manipulations, loops, sequencing, sampling, digital wave editing, production, cover art.
sean - vocals, lyrics, harmonica (1), ring modulator (6).

greg - drum performance sample source (5,6)
jon - guitar performance (2)

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jessica murray

this is the archive for the artist formerly known as jason parent and now known as jessica murray.

the music here has shifted dramatically over many years, from roots in punk/grunge through to experimental synth pop and into a type of kitchen sink post-rock with heavy electronics. the only consistency throughout is a lack of consistency, guitars and an impressionist aesthetic. "blender rock".
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Track Name: clarity
i do not want to interpret sean's vocals, but i believe the track is actually meant to be about me, which is why i'm titling it "clarity" as an instrumental. if so, it's about half right.
Track Name: me, myself and the time i thought this was a good idea
i do not wish to analyze sean's vocals, but the subject matter is clearly that of contemplating suicide - i believe from the perspective of an imagined character.
Track Name: 9:46 outside of the magenta box
i'm not into analyzing sean's lyrics, but i need to point out that the magenta box is the chain of hmv stores and not a sexual reference; the title isn't really connected to the subject matter, it's a reflection on the recording process. it's otherwise a reflective love song of some sort....
Track Name: psi
i'm not into analyzing sean's lyrics, and i'm honestly not entirely sure who or what this is about.
Track Name: time
i'm not into analyzing sean's lyrics, and i'm honestly not entirely sure who or what this is about.
Track Name: the day i saw you cry
i'm not into analyzing sean's lyrics, and i'm honestly not entirely sure who or what this is about.