How Memory Works

Hardly a singles album, the second full-length for this Chicago avant-rock troupe is a diverse collection of material that brings the band dabbling in electro-ambient and finding new inspiration in the studio-as-instrument concept. At the same time, we’d deceptive if we neglected to mention that certain tracks – like the startling "This Life Cumulative" and "God Bless America" – just plain rock the old fashioned way. But we wouldn’t want to spoil your preconceptions.

Tim Kinsella
Sam Zurick
Jeremy Boyle
Eirc Bocek
Mike Kinsella

Additional Muscians:

Marty Ackley: Musical Saw on 9
Zach Fiocca: Vibraphone on 3
Julie Pomerleau: Violin, Viola on 3, 11
Griffin Rodriquez: Cello on 3

Recorded October 1997 – February 1998
Released May 1998

Tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10 recorded at Electrical Audio, IL
Engineered & Mixed by Casey Rice
Assistance by Rob Bochnik & Greg Norman
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & 11 recorded at Truckstop, and Elliot Dicks’ old loft
Engineered & Mixed by Elliot
Sequenced by K.C. at Dan’s Hal Klazzikz
Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side, NJ
Cover Painting by Jeremy Boyle
Layout by Jason Gnewikow

1. Honestly Now
2. Gin & Platoni
3. To’ve Had Two Of
4. This Life Cumulative
5. A Pale Orange
6. White Out
7. So Open; Hooray
8. A Name
9. Osmosis Doesn’t Work
10. God Bless America
11. A Party Able Model Of