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In Regulated Measure (Remastered 2021)

by The Silence Kit

Lost my shape this morning / woke up to the static / immersed, my heart sank slow / when it was just a dream / relief swallowed me / I had trouble letting go / cut and watch and back away / another layer is peeled away / the more you see the more you need / melt into the sheets / every fading smile / every whispered word / absorbed into the guilt / everything i was / you know, i used to be someone
Your heart is just an organ / just like your liver / and you drink too much / and you think too much / and you'll never know / how I shake and tremble / with every thought of you


For the 15 year anniversary of "In Regulated Measure," the first album by The Silence Kit, the album has been remixed and remastered from the original master recordings. Although careful to preserve the original lo-fi charm, the result is a clearer, more dynamic and bracing mix, that is no less gritty or hypnotic than the original. in addition, the Blindcopy Vault remix of "My Name is Another Room" has been mastered and added as a bonus track for the first time as part of this release.

Originally released in February of 2006, the album was greeted with enthusiastic response, college radio play, and positive reviews, finding fans in lovers of all things post-punk, goth-rock, darkwave and cinematic alternative rock.

"...starting with "My Name Is Another Room," with stark drums, quiet guitar and piano, and McCay's understated, gentle croon/rasp leading into a brighter but no less intense second half, which suddenly surges with energy worthy of prime Chameleons or the Sound. From there, the album's seven songs make their attractively stripped-down quietly tense way..." - Ned Raggett, Allmusic

"...they would have almost certainly been signed to Factory records if they had been around at the time. They begin brilliantly with 'My Name Is Another Room'; chiefly remarkable for its stunning, aggressive coda. The thick beats and distorted vocals on 'Shake And Tremble' and 'Dancing To Me' are also of great merit. Yet despite the bleak retro noises they make their closest comparisons would be Calla, with whom they share a passion for a very bruised and studied form of paranoia." - Leonard's Lair

"This Philly/So. Jersey group plays dark, moody rock with a nod towards the goth/noise bands of the early 80's. Sonic Youth has pretty much morphed into a pop band these days but Silence Kit recreates the sludgy tempos, stormy waves of percussion and guitar, and spooky vocals of landmark bands like the Swans and early SY. Modern synth and production keep this sounding fresh rather than retro, but this still reminds me of the ear-abusing post-punk bands that persuaded a pre-emo generation of moody teens to paint their fingernails black and slab on the mascara" - Jim Testa, Jersey Beat

"The vocals immediately strike with their deep and darkly coated melody that sound just to the left of Nick Cave. Electronic keyboards, soaring guitars, tribal drums and gothic vibes that remind one of lost b-sides by Joy Division and The Cure... Ever wondered what would be playing in your head as you drift off into a coma? It's "Burst Lethargic", with no puns intended, something that Type O Negative would dub romantic. Fantastic." - Smother


released November 26, 2021

Recorded in apartments and attics from 2001-2006.
All songs written and performed by Patrick McCay.
All songs recorded, mixed and mastered by Patrick McCay.

Remixed and remastered by Patrick McCay at Parenthetical Studios 2021.
Artwork by Sean Carpenter.

All songs © 2006 The Silence Kit


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