"Nothing would have prepared me for what was contained within the sonic chambers of the full [3:30] experience.....It’s hard to put into words exactly what you are listening to. And, that’s what I love about Mr. Carey’s tracks. But, somehow Jeff has forged a signature sound. I have been listening to noise for a while now. I haven’t hear anything quite like it." – Gutter Magazine
[3:30] takes its inspiration from that cornerstone of pop music - the three to three and half minute pop song. In his own words Jeff decided to approach this album 'as an exercise in reduction - the process of packing a maximum amount of musical information into every moment/sound/phrase'.
The ferocious and reductionist production angle results in a set of tracks that pull you in and spit you out just as quickly, which in a climate of endless epic track lengths simply adds to the sense of excitement.
This is not a mawkish, sentimental piece of work and it will appeal to anyone who doesn't mind breaking some nails while hanging onto the edges of an electrifying audio vista. It's a bracing, fizzing and explosive listen which excitedly packs what might have been an hours worth of ideas into its near 22 minutes.
released October 21, 2013
Recorded and mastered by Jeff Carey at The Doctor is OUT Studios.
No guitars or synthesizers were used on this recording.
***Digipack CD sold out from label - limited copies available from Jeff Carey website***