NOTE : This the VINYL version of the Man's Ruin Records CD 1999 mix/sequence.
**** BLUE VINYL EDITION ****
CAVITY "Supercollider" 1998-99 Lineup:
Dan Gorostiaga • Anthony Vialon • Ryan Weinstein • Henry Wilson
Working at my friends record store in the late 90’s it seemed CAVITY were on every compilation that we’d get in stock. They were an unstoppable force of creative output that seemed to have a new release every other month. Being the glutton, I was more than happy to absorb the sludge/noise goodness that they created and part with my money every time. A few years onward, upon hearing Man’s Ruin would release a CAVITY LP I eagerly anticipated the results. Upon arrival “Supercollider" exceeded my expectations. The band had created a perfect blend of Sabbath heaviness/groove with just the right amount of AmRep inspired noise. Damn those guitar hooks, and probably the best sounding recording the band had ever done made this my favorite release from the Floridian behemoth. “Supercollider” didn’t simply kick ass. It beat the fuck out of you, took your wallet and bought cigarettes and shitty beer with your money. We played the hell out of it at the store, (I played it endlessly at home too) and recommended it to our regulars who we knew had good taste. I always thought the record could be the gateway that might ‘break’ the band to a larger audience. Did the record set the charts on fire?? Not really. In hindsight, why it didn’t get the attention it deserved could be blamed on a lot of factors. Maybe the band didn’t tour enough to support it. Maybe cause, at the time Man’s Ruin was flooding the market with so many releases that the record just got lost in the shuffle. Maybe it’s cause most people are fucking idiots. I don’t think the (original) cover art and layout helped sell the record to the uninitiated. It looked more like an electronica record than the planet smashing heavyweight that you hold in your hands. Thanks to Fair Warning, Supercollider gets a second chance to make a lasting impression with brand new (and superior) cover art and finally on vinyl!! You kids should consider yourself lucky, second chances are few and far between and are usually granted to those undeserving. This time is the exception, so soak it in, turn it up and give your neighbor the finger if they complain about the noise. Cavity should appreciate that.. I know I would.