AEFH is a band of released, mental patients playing a form of lo-fi music and making video called Infodada.
Originally formed in 1998 when Robert Dugness and polycarp kusch, with only a bass, began constructing electronic tone generators from various TTL NAND gate chips that were laying around the house. The result was the ĎJudyís in Babyloní album, of which only 3 songs still exist today: Judyís in Babylon, Debris and Simplest Process. A long break occurred as various mental issues and life problems came and went. Then restarting things in 2007 and adding Roy Boggs in 2009 and Elfrida Morales in 2010 rounded things out for the current line up you hear today.
Infodada is a state of mental, physical, social and economic evolution. It arises when the human mind is exposed for indeterminable lengths of time to mutually contradictory ideas. The state Indodada results in a disjointed separation of man from man and man from the world around him causing violence (both inwardly and outwardly directed) and disjoint and ambiguous decisions, actions and reactions. Those with severe mental illness see this state very easily, while those without continue about their lives oblivious to its all encompassing forces.
When this state is recognized, the music it generates accurately reflects all its facets: the tone is dissonant, the timing juts in and out of place, the tempo fixed. Infodada music IS the new lo-fi music of the 21st century.
Chinchilla, mink and other fur prized animals canít be slaughtered in the conventional manner of food animals. It would ruin the pelts. So instead, a metal bar is inserted into the animalsí anuses and theyíre electrocuted without any damage to the fur of the creature. This barbaric technique is where the name came from. When itís time to harvest the fur of 1000ís of chinchillas, itís Anal Electric Fur Harvest time.
No. AEFH is a studio only band because most of the members are agoraphobic and the we canít really afford a full set of instruments.
a Chinese-made Fender Stratocaster running through a 10 watt Fender SP-10 amp with a 5 inch speaker, a nameless, pawn shop drum kit with pieces of Gretsch hardware, a Casio SK-1 keyboard running through the SP-10 and several self built tone generators (both hardware and software). We still donít have a bass yet, so bass lines are played on the Strat and then pitched down an octave in production
As for the studio, itís a 12í X 8í room cluttered with crap, 4 computers, the various instruments and a Labtec AM-22 microphone. Everything runs through a Yamaha MT4X 4 track cassette recorder we only use as a mixer/pre-amp and into a Krystal Waver 64 track digital recorder for tracking. The final mix and mastering are done in FL Studio.
"All the equipment is crap, but itís the songs that are important," says Roy. Most of them sound pretty bad until they get to the final mixing stages and all come together. Nothing we have cost more than $100, but the songs work for what weíre trying to accomplish.
Sonic, nihilistic mayhem; so, itís easier with cheap gear.