Glitter Assassin is a Chicago based band that’s influenced by the cinematic textures of My Bloody Valentine, M83, and the straight ahead rock vibe of Placebo. Lyrically they exist on the fine line between retrospect and optimism of the future.
Small Hours Cinematic is Glitter Assassin’s first Full length album. Small hours cinematic actually started out as a comic book storyline set in a dark alternate steampunk universe. Each song was tied together by a common desire oriented theme. As the focus increased on the songwriting it became clear that the music had developed into something more than just a story line.
Glitter Assassin were very inspired by the background music and rich sonic textures of the movie “Lost in Translation” and after working with numerous other bands as a session musician where often the goal was to layer a song to death, Glitter Assassin presented a new challenge by attempting to limit the number of tracks and instruments used in each song. All of the songs were written on a laptop using a minimal set up and less than 8 tracks. Many of the drums and sounds were created using iphone apps or software synths. No auto tune was used in the recording of Small Hours Cinematic.
A special edition Small Hours Cinematic lyrics booklet is included with this download.
released March 22, 2011
Thanks to: Aaron, Brandi, Christian, Prymal Studios, Steven, Diana, Alix, Andre, Kerry, and Negative Nine Records
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