A Guide to Rational Living Volume One

by Scott Russell

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released April 20, 2013

"A GUIDE TO RATIONAL LIVING; brainchild of Terra Firma Records founder Scott Russell, carves notch by notch into a legacy that's been advancing in the recesses of the public mind and eye for the past near-decade. The definitive raw undercurrent of the TFR catalog runs through the spine and is met with a clarity and catchiness that glimmers out from the usual abusive murk (see Friend Collector - American Demos, II, etc. feat. members of legendary baltimore noise rock outfit The New Flesh with Russell on drums). Utilizing the same brilliant concentrate that forged early punk; there is also hardcore at play, yet the assemblage yields strange and exciting results (as it should.) This is not the craft of fan recreating his favorite guitar solos but genuine vision in its purest form. Those who truly understand the visceral origins of heavy, aggressive music are in store for pure delight. Russell's songwriting ability manages these perfect-storm collisions of melody and abrasion, which only pushes the sealed deal further across the threshold." - Nick Podgurski
released 17 October 2013
All instruments, songs, words written, performed, and recorded by Scott Russell over winter 2012. Mixed and mastered by Nick Skrobisz. Accidental Guest Recordings 08.



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