CONDITIONAL CONDUITS (2019)

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TRACKLISTING

01 The Auctioneer
02 Flight North
03 Cult Her
04 Howdy Washington Scammer
05 Fire Escape
06 Exquisite Trash
07 Fickle
08 Liquid Cacti
09 Transmission Sequence
10 Wendeeidum
11 Starter
12 Ballyhoo
13 Hospital on Guerro St
14 Growing Up In Texas
15 Visitation Rights
16 Barns

TOTAL TIME: 62 MINUTES

SUMMARY

After nearly 5 years without creating music, LH returned with a set of songs from another perspective altogether. Conditional Conduits is a return to form in some ways, and a trip off the normal path in others. 

Recorded in San Antonio, Texas at Studio 1927 from 2014-2019

LH - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Samples

Lyrics, Music, Concept and Artwork by LH

Production by Thee Hef

© 2014-2019 Les Heifner

AVAILABLE June 2019

Album NOtes

After about 4 years of creative celibacy, (and no instruments or equipment,) I bought the my trusty and cheap Dean Evo guitar again, along with a pedal setup, and set about on the task of recording new music. A lot changes in 4 years. Computers as a means of recording changed a lot. I was using 2006 technology when I stopped making music in late 2009. Stepping back into the musical workshop had a learning curve. It took very little time for my fingers to get back into shape for working duty.

A 2014 return to San Francisco to see King Crimson was a supercharging moment which may be audible in some of these tracks.

During the recording of these songs, Bret Nix and I decided to form The Falk, and work long distance between San Antonio and Houston. This record contains songs that were specifically kept off The Falk songlist. Some are here because Bret didn’t play on them and didn’t write them. Some just didn’t fit The Falk. But my concern was presenting a cohesive record, worthy of everything I’d done in the past and documenting a leap forward in quality both sonically and creatively.

This is the return to music I had been wanting, and you can here the energy in it.

- LH
January, 2019

Special Thanks to Bret and Lisa.