From HI54LOFI Records:
This EP was recorded during the winter of 2011, during a two night stay, in a cabin in Northern Ontario. Although the true recording landscape was that of a forest in the dead of winter, it really does sound like the EP is coming from an isolated radio station somewhere in outer space. The album art may have slightly influenced this feeling of outer space, but then I'm pretty sure the EP's sound influenced the album art first. Plus, a cabin in Northern Ontario pretty much is outer space.
The songs were arranged and recorded by Eric Reid & Jonathan Crane and those additional female vocals come from Minnesota's lovely Aubben Renée (who some might know better as Craven Canary); it is probably the noisiest blind duet she has ever done.
Here is what Eric has to say about the EP:
“These songs feel a lot different to me than anything else I've done. There's this really dark and desperate undertone to each of the songs that I feel completely captures how I felt this winter. Not that I was dark and desperate but there was just this overwhelming feeling of loss and hopelessness that I'd feel some days and I think that's when I wanted to write most. I was also a lot more conscious of the themes I was going for with these songs..there's a feeling of things that you've known and loved all your life starting to fade away or tear at the seams that I tried to pick up on...hence the title Cities Vanishing. I also wanted these songs to sound huge and warm..like a fire.”