The creation and production of all records by the Caribbean are tortured affairs. Mixing 2003's History's First Know-It-All, for instance, nearly caused profound hearing loss and nervous hypoxia. Nothing, however, prepared the men in the Caribbean (Michael Kentoff, Matthew Byars, Tony Dennison & Don Campbell) for the pitched battles that would ensue upon their latest endeavor, William of Orange. This "simple EP project" designed to try out new equipment, write odd songs, work with one of their favorite producers (Chad Clark), pursue their favorite medium (the EP), and provide some music for an exciting label/art collective, Hometapes,
William of Orange wound up creating gaping philosophical rifts, catfights, dogfights, breath-holding, and panic attacks, as well as profound hearing loss and nervous hypoxia. At the end of the day, though, in William of Orange, one hears only sweet harmony and velvety cohesion. Silvery cymbals, creamy guitars and stuttering electronic glitches. Voices emoting in glorious unity. The Caribbean, in fact, have reached the conclusion that William of Orange, recorded from June to November 2003 at their own National Crayon Museum in Washington, DC as well as at Clark's Silver Sonya, is their most "right" work yet -- 5 songs that blissfully breeze through and re-cue for immediate further analysis. In other words, precisely the EP project they were looking to invent. They have thus vowed, in the future, to keep working with Chad Clark and to fight like mad, perpetrate hateful revenge and generally make each other miserable on all future projects -- for the betterment of music for everyone.
|1. William of Orange
3. The Druggist's
4. Who's Hollywood Now?
5. The Night Panel