Cambodia Highball: “Open Veins”

chAs promised, here is the second release from Cambodia Highball.  “Open Veins” is a little different from the last single “I Told You I Was Broken”, but still a little on the darker side of things.  A little less desert rock and more atmospheric.

So far, these two songs are the most “traditional” songs CH has recorded.  Everything else is ranging from 10 to 15 minutes in length and are more vast and experimental.  We want to mix the weirder with the not-so weird.  This album is going to be a journey.  A journey with peaks and valleys for sure.  You’ve been given some previews of the peaks.  Be prepared for some valleys very soon.  Chill a 6-pack and find a comfortable spot to perch for a bit.

Cambodia Highball has been on a recording hiatus for the last couple weeks.  Thankfully that hiatus ends this coming weekend.  We’ve got some field recordings to integrate into this next recording session.  I think it’s going to be a hell of a track.  Every week has brought something bigger and better, so this weekend won’t be any different.


7 thoughts on “Cambodia Highball: “Open Veins”

  1. Fun! A solid muted chugging chord base with some sleepy tense (an opposite that feels right) voice in the background. I like the high-pitched single-note guitar that moves in and out of the main chord, a little tension, but only a little. But then, at almost 3 minutes in, the fuzz attacks and won’t let go. What is it, a 3 guitar pummeling?

    Listening as I normally do (i.e. trying not to overthink), it’s a cool soaring, but dirty, meditation mantra (“open veins, to set them free”). To my ears, you’re in the musical groove of a lifetime!


    1. You know what to say to brighten the day up. It was going pretty lousy(work stuff), then you go and say all those nice things. It’s greatly appreciated.

      I get a little wishy-washy about songs sometimes. This one in particular. I love it one minute, then the next I think I should’ve done something different at this part, or should’ve done a little more of that part over there. Thanks for setting me straight. It’s a good song, so I should stop with the fussing.

      It is three guitars. There’s a double tracked fuzz guitar, plus I’m doing some big, open chord stuff on the right(pan), just letting it resonate. I love the single note guitar stuff, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity to use it.

      Thanks again.


      1. Now I have to put on the headphones and perceive the subtle awesomeness. If it’s good on 5 year old Dell speakers (set next to each other), imagine the wonder when I listen through genuinely mid-fi headphones!


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