Vinyl is an odd paradox in many ways. One of which is that if mastered correctly, it is the best possible format for nuanced music such as Clubroot. Thus, a vinyl cut of one of his tracks always has a presence that in some hard to determine way shows a range beyond the other formats. Paradoxically, these same nuances and the spectrum of frequencies tend to get smashed together and fade into the background under the more dominant sounds with each minute added to a side of a vinyl 12" cut. Therefore, Vinyl is the best representation, but only if the limitations of the medium are respected.
Such limitations present themselves every time we release a Clubroot LP. While it is important to maintain the overall atmosphere of the album, each side of the vinyl version cannot exceed something between 10 and 12 minutes, or the colors start to fade. The process of laying out these "Sides" is akin to a filmmaker in the editing process, trimming at the edges to make a lean, succinct anthology. However, as the old adage goes, some cuts are painful, and 'Summons' from the CD version of III-MMXII was among such painful cuts. Be that as it may, once it became clear it was neccesary, it actually presented an exciting opportunity, as in the realm of cutting vinyl masters, the Paradoxical Antithesis can be just as true. Often times the shorter the program length, the more amazing the final cut.
With that, we bring 'Summons' To the A Side of a new Clubroot EP bearing its name, and close the EP out with a second track from the III-MMXII CD, 'My Kingdom'. In between, we have added the new track 'Deep In Thought' which has only appeared on mixes prior to now, and will only be released in this format.