Space rock symphonies and dark cinematic landscapes are arranged beautifully in this second release from The Boxing Lesson.
Expanding on the sound of the debut EP, the band incorporated more Moog synthesizers, ambient effects and a new bass player on Radiation. The EP also included a woozy live version of the Acetone song, "Don't Cry"...
"Radiation", received more impressive national and international reviews, with Splendid Magazine UK describing it as "promising, if imperfect". Australian blog, Halo-17, gave the record a very favorable 8.5/10 rating and said,"If you only take a chance on one new rock album this month, make it this one," and "The Boxing Lesson cut all the fat from their music, and produced a record which shows that they're a band that should be taken seriously, in addition to providing some of the best music I've heard so far in 2004."
released January 1, 2004
The Boxing Lesson:
Paul Waclawsky - Vocal, Guitars, Moog Opus 3
Phil Cobb - Guitar, Polymoog, Moog Source
John Treanor - Guitar, Vibes
Casey Jones - Drums, Vibes
Michael Orendy - Bass (tracks 1,2,4)
Daniel Haworth - Bass, Moog Source (tracks 3,5,6,7)
Recorded by Matt Brown & Chris Pearson at Sonikwire Studios
Produced & Mixed by Matt, Chris & The Boxing Lesson
*except "Don't Cry" recorded live by Anthony Arvizu at Reservoir Tip Studios.
Mastered by Kevin Bartley at Capitol Mastering
All songs by The Boxing Lesson
All song published by King Luap Music (BMI)
*except "Don't Cry" (Hadley/Lee/Lightcap - Published by Satin Sheen Music (ASCAP)