Astatic was recorded in many studios and spaces throughout the Chicago land area along with sessions located in LA, Cleveland and England. This album portrays a wider expanse of writing/recording styles than it's predecessor Disjunted. Three separate drum kits on a single song, two hihat hits in a box truck and much other minutiae that takes hours which turn into days and weeks then months and finally years to accomplish. Never thought recording time was possible... we now beg to differ. This album is a bit eclectic due to some of it's acoustical nature, but definitely does not leave the rock on the wayside... simply a dynamic exploit.
Disjunted was recorded live in a single room for tracks 1 thru 6. One simple rule... play the song from beginning to end... solos and all. Vocals were placed after the rendition was chosen. Naked, ugly and in your face guitar was the overall approach. Track 7 had found it's own path though... acoustic guitar and vocal takes were discovered on an old Hi8 tape from a session in the late 90s. Fritz added the lead guitar, Tom added the snare and Ricky added a classical mult at the end. Disjunted is an album that was never meant to be pretty. From the inner gut slowly filtering shots of reality, there can be a beauty found within...