test apes = max brody [ministry] and danny barnes [bad livers]. this record represents many trips across the puget sound in a ferry so we can jam. we wanted to make a record expressing the sheer joy of music/noise as a concept unto itself.
both of us are pure music freaks with lots of records in crates and on shelves. we wanted to make something that was our very own thing, with a visual component as well [there are accompanying videos for many of these songs that will be appearing]. as inveterate tinkerers, we already have the basics for another record ready.
references for this music are soundtracks to old movies, '60s era scores and compilation albums, punk rock, metal, avant garde, ambience, radio drama, old westerns and sci fi, cheap paperback novels, hee haw, and noise. jeff pinkus, bassist for the butthole surfers and honky was the mutual friend that insisted over several years that brody and barnes work together.
this is one of them there, what you might call "debut recordings".