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Green Circles - Hearts Increase FLAC album

Green Circles - Hearts Increase FLAC album
Performer: Green Circles
Title: Hearts Increase
Released: 2002
Label: Not On Label (Green Circles Self-released)
Country: US
Style: Post-Punk, Art Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave
Genre: Rock
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 236
Formats: CDr, EP, Mini
FLAC size: 1628 mb
MP3 size: 2004 mb


1A New Divide
Bass Guitar – James ShortGuitar – Daniel Sparks, Jeffery Lobb
Bass Guitar – Jeffery LobbGuitar – Daniel Sparks, James Short
Bass Guitar – James ShortGuitar – Daniel Sparks, Jeffery Lobb
Bass Guitar – Jeffery LobbGuitar – James ShortKeyboards – Daniel SparksPercussion [Handclaps] – Chelsea Mosher, Daniel Sparks, James Short, Jeffery Lobb, Kell Ryan Dockham


  • Design353
  • DrumsChelsea Mosher
  • EngineerLarry Crane
  • Engineer [Assisted By]Bo Fickel
  • Mastered ByJeff Saltzman
  • ProducerGreen Circles, Larry Crane
  • Recorded By, Mixed ByLarry Crane
  • VocalsKell Ryan Dockham
  • Written-ByGreen Circles


Recorded and mixed at Jackpot! Studios, Portland, Oregon.

Simmons Clap Trap drum machine on track 4 courtesy of Janet Weiss.

3" mini CDr in small jewel case. Self-pressed by the band.


  • Recorded At – Jackpot! Recording Studio
  • Mixed At – Jackpot! Recording Studio
  • Mastered At – SuperDigital


This was a great deal of fun to record. All bass guitar parts on the EP were recorded using Lawrence Crane's old bass from his Vomit Launch days. It didn't look like much, but it sounded fine. Much better than our bass, which was remarkably crappy until Jimmy bought his 1972 Fender Telecaster bass a year later. On "Insurrection", Janet Weiss didn't know that Larry was letting us use her Simmons Clap Trap drum machine, but I'm sure she didn't mind, since she had left it at Jackpot! Recording Studio. We layered group handclaps over the drum machine claps. The "sequenced" keyboard part of "A New Divide" was Larry's doing: we wanted the song to sound more like very early New Order, so he took the bass drum kicks, turned it into a gated signal, then doubled it by delaying it and overlaying the delayed second signal to fall between the already existing beats. This was then used to trigger a keyboard, which Daniel Sparks played the notes on — holding down the keys resulted in the staccato "sequenced" sound without needing an actual sequencer. Larry was pretty enthusiastic about getting to pull this studio trick; he'd never done it before and told us New Order used this method occasionally in their early days. It was fantastic working with Larry, he was very supportive of our sound, which nobody in Portland had been indulging in years. We got to use his giant plate reverb, which was truly awesome. We really enjoyed that when he was mixing, he would wiggle his toes (he seems to enjoy working in bare feet.) Sadly, the old Jackpot! Studios location was recently bulldozed, they're putting up one of those modern mixed-use buildings Portland's so fond of these days. The studio still exists in another neighborhood, but it's a good thirty blocks from the location we recorded at now.
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