“I'm thrilled to announce that Orchid Tapes is reissuing the Toronto band Actual Water's sophomore album from 2008, and one of my favourite albums of all time, Double Negatives. This album was an important element in giving me the urge to want to move to the city of Toronto due to forces encoded in each one of these songs that I knew I had to get closer to.
Double Negatives is bookended by two sections of low fidelity distortion-rich pop songs that take a good deal of inspiration from post-punk bands like the Fall and 1970s German repetition masters Neu! all coated with a beautiful later of propulsive noise. The surprise middle section of ambient compositions fits in perfectly and help to control the pacing of the album and gives better context for the inspiration and influence around this album...” - Warren Hildebrand of Foxes and Fiction, and the Orchid Tapes label.
released October 10, 2008
Music, lyrics, recording, production, wankery, mixing, etc. By Actual Water 2008