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Our debut EP!
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Cleft at Beehive rehearsal studios, Manchester and Cleft HQ (AKA Dan's living room/kitchen) - April 2012.

A massive thanks to Rich Keyworth (AKA Ambeson) for beautifully destroying Chin in his remix.

To make this awful noise we used:
Guitar Stuff: (Guitar) Fender Telecaster Blackout HH (Amp) Hayden Mofo 30 (Cab) Harley Benton 2X12, (FX) Digitech CM-2, Fulltone Ultimate Octave, Electro Harmonix Micro Pog, Boss OC-2, Line 6 Echo Park, Boss V-Wah.

Drum Stuff: (Drums) Sonor SQ2 vintage beech kit (Black sparkle), 22x17 bass drum, 12x8, 15x13 toms, 13x6" snare, Mapex Black Panther Phantom 12x5.5 side snare. (Cymbals) Sabian HHX 13" Groove hihats, Sabian HHX 18" Evolution Ozone crash, Sabian HHX 21" Groove ride, Sabian HHXplosion 19" crash, Zildjian 18" K Custom crash, Sabian AA 8" splash, Paiste 2002 10" splash-on-snare, Zildjian 12" Oriental trash/10" splash, Stagg 6" black metal bell (Sticks) Vater 5B wood tip (Heads) Evans G2 coated on toms, Remo PS3 on bass drum, Remo Ambassador on snare

Recording stuff: (Microphones) Shure SM57, SM58, Samson C01, T-Bone Sc140 stereo pair, SE electronics SE2000, Sennheiser e602, Sennheiser e604, Rode NT1. (Recorder) Zoom R24. (DAW) Logic Pro 9. (Outboard) Focusrite Voice Master pre amp.


released April 30, 2012



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Cleft Manchester, UK

Cleft are a 2-piece turbo-prog band and we make massive, dirty, instrumental music using a guitar and some drums. Imagine a machine that compresses 14 minute songs down to 3 minutes.

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