The Calendar of Unlucky Days

After a pair of releases for the Hefty label, Chicago’s EUPHONE arrive at Jade Tree with a versatile album so rhythmically heady and intricate, we had a hard time believing they were only a duo. As the rhythm section for Heroic Doses, drummer Ryan Rapsys and bassist Nick Macri provide a solid backbone for the guitar aerobics of Five Style’s Bill Dolan. As EUPHONE, however, the twosome prove themselves as more than just an atypical drums-n-bass unit, but as talented multi-instrumentalists who are as comfortable rocking a nightclub as they are an after-hours party.

Ryan Rapsys: Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Steel Drum, Timpani Drums, Simmons Drum Pads, Marimba, Guitars, Keyboards, Melodica, Yamaha SU-10 Sampler, DR-5 Drum Machine, Glockenspiel, Pots & Pans
Nick Macri: Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Saxophones, Wineglasses

Recorded December 1998
Released April 1999

Rhythm tracks recorded at Pogo Studios, IL
Engineered by Rick Valentin & Mark Rubel
Overdubs recorded at Studio Tedium, IL by Rick Valentin
Mixed by Resigned at Studio Tedium, IL
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, NJ
Layout by Jason Gnewikow
Art Direction by Euphone & Jason
Photography by Andy Mueller

1. Bought Then Sold
2. Fallout
3. Broken Gourd
4. SU 10 #1
5. Apostolic
6. As Close to Cold
7. Needle and Crate
8. Cindy You Hate To Eat
9. Wickedness
10. Playboy