From 1986 – 1987 in a bedroom of a house in Bellaire, Texas, two brothers named Ryan and Laurance produced an album together entitled Oblique Formation. Less than twenty homemade cassette tapes were given to friends and released to a few select stores in Houston. A lot has changed in the 20 plus years since these recordings were made. One thing still remains and that is the quality of the songs. The tracks on this release were transferred from the original cassette master, played back on the original recorder and digitally remastered by Laurance as a tribute to his brother Ryan.
Excerpts from original liner notes:
1. Lip Sync*
2. My Love Lives On the Moon*
3. Don’t Stop ***
4. Twisted System**
5. Sky Cloud***
6. Sex Therapy***
7. 5th of May****
8. Please Remember Me*
9. Run Quick Hide ***
10. Come to Me Now*
11. Far and Wide**
12. Strange Parade*
13. If It’s Real**
14. Ranga Eye*
15. For Debusy*
Written and Performed by
* Ryan Slocumb
** James Laurance
***Ryan Slocumb and James Laurance
**** Ryan Slocumb, James Laurance, David White and Tron Von Bergdorf
Guitar on Sex Therapy by D. White
Additional liner notes by James Laurance:
There was an unlisted track between track 13 and 14 that was Untitled. There was some discussion at the time to call it Blondes Would Like This. That is how it has been listed in the track information on the re-release of the album.
Instruments: Using a Yamaha DX7, Radio Shack Mini Moog, Roland Octapad, Mattel Synsonic Drum Machine, Yamaha RX21 and Yamaha RX15 Drum Machines, Slingerland Drums and Fender Telecaster Guitar
Original Recorder: Yamaha MT-44 4-track cassette recorder
Original Master Tape Media: Maxell XLII 90-Minute Cassette Tape
All Songs © 2009 Audiomoxie Music (BMI) except track 7 "5th of May" ©1986 Ryan Slocumb, James Laurance, David White, Tron Von Bergdorf
All Songs (P) 2009 Audiomoxie Records
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