"I got off the sight seeing bus near the ruins to the church of anthrax. I thought I heard a pounding piano and a repeating organ riff but it was only the wind. I listened to it blow for a while. Hannu asked me for some kind of description of the music on this cdr. Shit, I don't know. I woke up one night recently and scribbled "free jazz haunted drone" on the cover of the latest Wire. When I woke that morning, it seemed like a good description. The collection got its name from Brad Rose, who seems to be quite poetic. I also took him literally and threw some broken binaural microphones into the bathtub to record some feedback from underwater, thus washed out headspace. Misty Leader was the name of a horse running at the track in Tacoma, Washington. Wes McIntosh, who is into the horses, found me the name in the paper. He's my nephew and is 16 years old and open minded enough to join me with his sax in the backyard for a drone-a drone with his weird uncle playing guitar with a vibrator with a bobby pin duck-taped to it."
released August 16, 2005
robert horton: boot, guitar, dulcimer organ, dulcimer, casio fz-1, casio mt-68, trumpet, sine wave generator, feedback circuit, radio, cassettes, mini disc, varispeed cassette recorder, computer, el flosser, turntable-boot-hurdy-gurdy, reel to reel tape bow, vitaminder, vibrator, percussion, drums, instratuner, wooden trumpet, contact mics, rocks, zither, shenai, rubber bands
wes mcintosh: tenor sax on track 2
boot is a 4 string homemade
track 3 named by brad rose