Sweatshop Science is the our new EP, and the most straight-up industrial-sounding record to date. Four tracks, dealing with personal and social subjects that we certainly have all heard before, but this time given the mutant Gentleman Loser spin. These tracks have been in the making for a few years now via collaboration over the internet between the two main members of Gentleman Loser, Josh Killcrop, and Morey Anonymous.
This album was originally going to be released as an 8 track album. It will now be released as a 4-Track EP. The remaining other 4 tracks will come out sometime around the end of April as our next EP "Zeros." The record was split into two EPs not just because half the tracks just aren't quite ready for primetime yet, but also by emergent design. As the album moved closer to completion, it became apparent that certain stylistic patterns in the music and the lyrics began dividing the songs into Column A and Column B. Combining these factors with the album's original intent to just be an EP (though, admittedly, originally, a 5-Track one), it just seemed like the best thing to do. Also, that means we got to do more cover art design, which is fun!
This EP, along with the upcoming "Zeros" EP and along with last year's "Fifthsun" EP go together to make a full (like 70 minute long full) album (the proper reordering of the tracklisting I will share on some other day after "Zeros" is released). Though it doesn't end there. We plan (and there is no timetable for this plan mind you, it could take several months or several years) to create two more EPs at some point, each on our own, that can be played ON TOP OF "Sweatshop Science" or as standalone pieces, or, if you wish, crossfaded in and out.
M. Anonymous will work out something more acoustic/natural sounding, while J. Killcrop will do something spaced out and ambient. The overlay EPs will follow the same BPM, key and song structure as "Sweatshop Science", and will likely be titled "Pseudoscience" and "Superscience." We have been talking about doing something like this for years.
In the meantime, we hope you enjoy this album.
released February 14, 2015
J. Killcrop - Synth/Vox
M. Anonymous - Guitar
B. Wold - Backup Vox