Jim Putnam [Tape Op #24] and crew have been turning out quality records exactly as long as Tape Op has been publishing, and I can guarantee you that our offices have been buzzing with the sublime sounds of their albums for just as long. Eight (guess which album number this is) picks up where 2010's The Illustrated Garden left off, yet it kicks the tempos and aggressiveness up a notch with a bit of psychedelic overtone as well. The record was produced by Jim, with bandmate Be Hussey. They tracked at Jim's studio, The Phase4 Intergalactic Recording Facility and comp-ny, in Los Angeles, CA, with additional engineering from band member Ethan Walter. It was mastered by one of my favorites: Jeff Lipton (with assistant Maria Rice) of Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA. (www.mergerecords.com) -LC 

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