Sonic Enlightenment

by Human Adult Band

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    This variety of Green Marbled Swirl vinyl happened to match up nicely with the album art (even though we didn't know that when the records were pressed). Each one is different, with different amounts of marbling, but reasonably close to the picture here.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sonic Enlightenment via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    This variety of Purple Marbled Swirl vinyl happened to match up nicely with the album art (even though we didn't know that when the records were pressed). Each one is different, with different amounts of marbling, but reasonably close to the picture here.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sonic Enlightenment via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
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  • Metallic Purple Swirl Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
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    This variety of Metallic Purple Swirl vinyl is one of the coolest records we've ever seen. Each one has a metallic vinyl mixed in that gives the record a sort of iridescent sheen. There were only 8 of these in the pressing! Honestly, we kept a copy for ourselves and gave the rest to the band for sell on tour. If you see these guys, ask for it by name!

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  • Red Marbled Swirl Limited Edition 12" Vinyl
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    This variety of Red Marbled Swirl vinyl is just 33 copies, with most of the copies going to the band to sell on tour. Each one is different, with different amounts of marbling, but reasonably close to the picture here.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sonic Enlightenment via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

We used Gotta Groove Records to press the vinyl and, as you may know, they take a lot of pride in the records they create. They did not disappoint here. We ended up with varying amounts of records in several different colors. You can even grab one of the test pressings if you'd like!

Human Adult Band 'Sonic Enlightenment' Critical Acclaim…

"Don’t let anyone tell you that New Jersey ain’t freaky..." - Matt Korvette, Pissed Jeans

"The six piece line-up in this session seem to lumber in gloriously bleary-eyed hypnosis evocative of Philadelphian psych rock of Bardo Pond… Who knows if Human Adult Band will grace us with another full-length release in such a convenient format. I guess all we can do is wait and hope that in some murky, mildew ridden basement they are slowly concocting their next masterpiece." - Tony Rettman, WIRE, November 2018

"Human Adult Band is the type of outfit that still gets me excited about delightfully odd music… Sonic Enlightenment is a cacophony of perfectly executed chaos… distinct blend of no wave, experimental noise, and fearless originality." - Rich Quinlan, Jersey Beat Zine

"It endures fluctuations of technology and mass shifts in cultural attitudes — of hipness, of ugliness — from a position at the very margins of what one can hear… This sort of sound indicates no investment in musical history, or markets, or the pleasure of listeners. It’s only interested in pursuing the compulsions of its own weirdness." - Jonathan Shaw, Dusted Zine

"Before you drop the needle on side one of this album I highly recommend that you turn your volume dial way up to 11 and wait for the sludgy guitar noise to envelope you…. it pulls you into its primitive vortex, a slow descent into sonic meltdown and deliverance…. you won't even hear the neighbours move out as you happily destroy your crockery." - Simon Lewis, Ptolemaic Terrascope

"Sometimes it's in your face and caustic while other times it flows by like a calm river, but it's engaging throughout. This is my favorite release by them so far." - Greg Harvester, Maximum RocknRoll

Human Adult Band's "Sonic Enlightenment" LP was a regional hit in the Central NJ / Philadelphia region. It charted for months on WPRB, Princeton, NJ & WKDU, Philadelphia, PA and peaked at #2.

credits

released March 25, 2018

This album is dedicated to the bright memories of Crusty Jack & Billy Rejected.

Sonic Enlightenment was mostly recorded live between 2011-2015 in various locations.
Some of those locations included In the West Studios (New Brunswick, NJ), Frankensound Studios (No. Brunswick, NJ) and in Phil's bedroom in Elizabeth, NJ.
Easton Ave. Laundromat was recorded properly and mixed @ In the West by Phil.
Sonic Enlightenment was mastered by Alan at West West Side Music.
Collage work & insert photos mostly by T Penn. Back cover photography and insert drawing by Jim Schmidt.

We would like to express our gratitude to Third Uncle Records, In the West Studios, Big Blood & tape and record traders everywhere; you are keeping it alive in line at the post office!

Human Adult Band can be reached by writing: dihd records P.O. Box 610, Lambertville, NJ 08530 USA, Earth

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