A 8 track post-rock album (46m 44s) — released January 26th 2024 on Cmptr Stdnts

Mitch Cheney initially conceived HEY!TONAL as a project to be called "Drummers' Perspectives", and that working title sums up its ethos. He came up with the idea in 2006 while using the application Reason to program beats, substituting drum samples with guitar and dulcimer sounds. He became inspired to write melodies based on the drumbeat being the starting point of composition, opposed to the other way around. A providential meeting with Alan Mills meant another collaborator would try his hand at the resultant rhythmic and melodic tangle. The two quickly came to form the nucleus of HEY!TONAL. The basic concept for theircompositional process stemmed from Cheney's experience with televisionediting. The twomanipulated all the catalogued sounds as if they werevisualelements.Theresultofthisunusualapproachisastrikingrecord,full of delicate incongruities hidden in the music; happy accidents weremeticulously given purpose during mixing, malleable drums and guitarsintertwined with a myriad of improvised and shaped sounds. The overallimpressionisofsomeobliqueexplanation toanunsolved mystery.

Hey!Tonal will be released on Computer Students, a unique, conceptual record label and it will be the second of their Anatomical Reissues series,which devotes aesthetic and analytical re-examination to existing works.Therecordwillbeavailableondoublewhitevinylwithallfoursidesrunning at 45 rpm. It will packaged in a superb gatefold cover completewithamassiveposter,allhousedinmetallicpackagingthatreflectsComputerStudents'futuristic ethos.

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