I read about the concept of "abstraction ladders" in a speech textbook and thought it was funny, hence the title.
This is a slightly schizophrenic homemade album of songs ranging from overly-ambitious waltzes and guitar arrangements, to acoustic stupid-folk, to melodramatic industrial pop. It is the culmination of 2 years of aimlessness.
released November 2, 2009
-Recorded and mixed by Philip Woodbury, except for the acoustic guitar on track 1, which was recorded by Ray Flynt
-Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering
-Artwork by Rachel Deng
-Lap steel, jet-engine guitar, and rhodes delay operation on track 1 played by Mark Abernathy
-Conversation between tracks 10 and 11 includes James Lavery, Matt Squires, Jack Still, and Ben Humphreys