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The Other Thing

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The best kept secret in music


"Post-revolution elevator music"

These thoughts came to mind as I listened to “The A-Bomb-A-Nation”:

From the first track there emerged the theme which was to dominate throughout and which transcends the limits of any specific creed or dogma.
It embodied a basic principle of humanitarian inevitability, that is, the flowering of an extended degree from a kernel followed by a process of
organic growth of composition. The first section could very well be marked “allegro con brio” (lively, with vigor), and springs out of the rhythmic idea that dominates the rest of the CD. Out of this motive flowers the first
theme, the repitition, at different levels of the scale and with altered intervals, of the germinating rhythm. The strength of the succession springs from the singleminded persistance of the underlying idea being pursued. The bridge to the elusive related key of E-flat major is surprisingly fashioned out of this basic motive- thus achieving a much more compact bridge than the
leisurely transition of , say, Mozart’s G-minor Symphony, and building as the tracks progress through the CD. The final exposition is rounded off with a dramatic, if not preemptory development, with a short coda reaffirming the
original schematic. The momentum seems to have been deliberately slackened so as to allow for this building to evolve cylindrically against the upsurge of the recapitulation. This music will not be played in elevators until after the revolution. - Simeon Coxe (Silver Apples)


2001 - The A-Bomb-A-Nation full length cd, #27 in Canada, Earshot July 2003. Bad Common Sense ep released for Distroboto at same time.

May 2004 - Tumbleweeds full-length cd & unnamed Distroboto mini-cd

January 2005 - 3rd cd to come


Feeling a bit camera shy


In May 2001, Evan answered a call for help and The Other Thing was. Briefly a foursome, they slimmed down to a twosome. Their first cd, The A-Bomb-A-Nation, was released in April 2003, somehow charting at #27 in Canada. September brought a gig with Damo Suzuki (ex-Can) and a birthday party. In May, 2004 the full-length Tumbleweeds was released.

In past lives, George played with The Terminal Sunglasses, Captain Crunch and Let's Do Lunch. Evan manned moog with Woozlebug/Quim Gremlin and Arhanta. They respectively host Pure Pop for Twisted People and suburban soundlab on CKUT. They create what exists and it is for once.