Cambodia Highball’s “Zeros And Ones”

zerosOkay, so it took me a little longer than I thought it would to get this up and running.  I’ve been working on sequencing for the new album and I’ve come up with two versions.  The first is the standard eight track album, with each song as an individual track.  Boring.  Nah, it’s cool.  But if you’re like me and you love vinyl(even if you don’t have a record player anymore), you expect your listening experience to be something special.  Something that moves you.  Well, this is the version for you.  It’s the “Four Side Vinyl Cut” digital version.  It’s four tracks, dubbed side A,B,C, and D.  Each “side” contains portions of the album that will flow into each one, so it’s like you’re listening to Cambodia Highball on vinyl, but you don’t have to get up and flip sides and switch records.  It’s gonna be pretty awesome.  So if you have a 74 minute drive or 74 minutes to just chill with the headphones, let Cambodia Highball take you on a journey.  Grab a glass of wine, scotch on the rocks, or a nice cold heavy dark ale and let’s go to the outer reaches of the universe together.

October will be here before we know it.

Until then, check out “Zeros And Ones”.  We decided to incorporate some electronic elements with this song.  We hit play/record and let the beat guide us to somewhere kind of funky, dirge-y, and completely spaced out.  Hope you like it.

This is the last you’ll hear from Cambodia Highball till October.  You’ve got four songs to tide you over, but don’t think we gave you all the juicy bits up front.  Nah, that’s not how we roll in our neck of the milky way.  What you have is just the tip of the iceberg.  It’s a hell of an appetizer.  Just wait for the main course.

See you in the Season of the Witch.

15 Replies to “Cambodia Highball’s “Zeros And Ones””

  1. From a profoundly non-technical viewpoint I like the way it builds and builds and then you know I’m just a sucker for whooshy space noises. You’d need some serious strobes to do justice to this one!


  2. This is the kind of music that pop-lovers like me and old gnarly music nerds like my mom’s boyfriend (biggest Zappa-fan out there) can enjoy, I dig it! I also feel like a character from a Quentin Tarantino movie listening to this. Cool as cubes.


    1. I like that description! And if I had anything to do with closing the generation gap, even if it was just during a 10 minute song, then I say that’s an accomplishment.



  3. There’s a piece of my dad’s Herb Alpert album (it’s a short guitar bit) that I really love and, suddenly, while listening to the noisy groove get built on this track, there it was again, not literally, but emotionally. That may be the most sentimental connection I have with my dad (he emerged from the corn, having left emotion and humanity behind). That was a really nice surprise! Oh yeah, and the varying shrieky contemplative soloing above a solid groove? Yeah, that works … real well.


    1. Thanks David. That’s the best compliment I could ask for. When something I pull out of the universe and run through my guitar amp gives someone that kind of connection/emotional response, well I’m reminded of just how special music can be and how it can mean so many different things to so many different people. My day has just been made.

      Btw, were the Tijuana Brass involved?


      1. Definitely!

        By the way, you seem to have filled the xylophone parts with other excellence so, if you need me to sit this album out, I’ll just practice for the next one.


  4. I must say that I was here for the release and I listened to the track twice while jotting down my initial visceral responses to the music. Then, the words “liner notes” popped into my head and I over-thought every damn word.

    My unthought-through unliner notes:
    Music to be experienced–don’t think, just let it lull you, then wake you, lift you and lay you down again. Incidentally, that lazy electronic drum makes my bones settle, weigh heavy in my skin.

    ahhhhhhhhh ear opium


    1. “Incidentally, that lazy electronic drum makes my bones settle, weigh heavy in my skin.”….

      There’s an achievement in just that statement alone. I can be happy with that kind of visceral/physical response, as this is a very physical sort of song.

      You always know the right thing to say.


      1. The first time I listened to it, I didn’t know it was an electronic drum–and that totally threw me off when I read that. But that *was* my first response–the drums just made me sink so comfortably heavy into my own body. A nice reprieve from my overactive spinal cord that’s constantly telling me to MOVE!


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