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  Destroy Everything And Pie
 
1. I'm So Happy
2. What Was Once
 Exciting (Is Now Depressing)
3. Quit Your Job
4. Beautiful Sunset
5. Happy Happy Death Death
6. No Tears Left
7. I Have Too Much Money
8. Life Under Glass
9. Dead Eve
10. Dude, It's Not A Chicken

 
  This is the second Apathy's Child album, the first being "Have We Got Enough Plates" (see below). If you don't already have both of these CDs, you can get either one or the other for free by asking Stephen in person or sending your email request to stephenc@melbpc.org.au.
      This album was created by Stephen Clark over a seven-month period in 2004, and completed on October 1st. It was recorded on a home computer using the Adobe Audition software. There are ten songs on the disc, plus one unlisted track at the end. Most of the instrumentation was sequenced on a Korg i3 synthesizer workstation and recorded directly into the computer. Some of the songs feature real instruments like saxophone and guitar these were recorded using a mic and performed by several guest musicians, namely Ryan Hicks, Nick Amey, Mark George, Kate Gordon and Danielle Anderson. As for the drums, Stephen used a technique whereby he recorded a range of single-drum hits in a studio, then arranged the drum-hits in the computer in such a way that they aligned perfectly with electronic drum-tracks that he'd sequenced earlier. Other songs have purely electronic drums. The music also contains spoken-word samples from various sources like TV and movies no permission was sought to use this copyrighted material. For this reason (and many other reasons), "Destroy Everything And Pie" is not being sold for money it's being given away for free. One hundred copies of this disc were made.
    The cover-artwork and photography was designed by Stephen using Photoshop and Illustrator. There are twenty photos on the inside-cover, many of which feature pictures of strangers in public places. If you have a copy of this album, Stephen would encourage you to lend it to your friends so that they can make copies of it.

 
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  Have We Got Enough Plates
 
1. Test Song
2. Plug
3. Table Top Dance
4. Fifty Feet Away
5. Gin Palace
6. I Wanna Feel Good
7. You're the Reason They
 Locked Me In This Place
8. Song With A Sample
9. I Don't Listen To Commercial Radio
10. The One You Lost
11. Self Defense
12. No Idea

 
  Five hundred copies of this album were pressed in 2001. About ten of them were sold, for five dollars each. Many were given away free to family and friends. The rest of the CDs proved very hard to shift, so more than three hundred of them were disposed of over the course of three years, by distribution to public places at random. So if you found a copy of the album in a public place, it was almost certainly put there by AC. There are still a few CDs remaining in stock.
      This album was recorded in something of a hurry, between 15/10/01 and 04/11/01, because it was a project for Stephen Clark's TAFE course and it had to finished by a deadline. It was recorded on a home computer using the Cubasis VST software. There are twelve songs on the disc, plus one unlisted instrumental track at the end. The electronic music was recorded into the computer using a direct line, and then the vocals were recorded over the top using a microphone which ran through the sampler. Stephen does not have much experience in home recording, though he has learnt a lot from his experiences in studio recording with his other band, Gitchi. With the exception of tracks 11 and 7, all the songs on this disc were originally written to be instrumentals. Many of them were sequenced as midi files in years gone by, and remained lyric-less until 2001 when Stephen decided to write lyrics for everything.
    The cover-artwork and photography was designed by Stephen using Photoshop and Illustrator. He used his own photos of himself and of store-bought cakes. If you have a copy of this album, Stephen would encourage you to lend it to your friends so that they can make more copies of it. Stephen does not care about copyright at all. You have permission to sample his work and use it in your own work. You have permission to record cover versions of his songs and sell them without paying him anything. Stephen just doesn't care.
 
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