The Treatment

from all our wolf hours by hellothisisalex

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This song was written as a counterpart to The Cancer. We knew these two songs would be paired together, so we tried to make them sound like siblings. The Treatment is the optimistic one. At the beginning, we used a mix of heavily-processed field recordings of city sounds from late at night and early in the morning. There’s a bit of bird song in there, too. At the end, those sounds return, but with our daughter playing her toy piano and talking.

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And I play with my feet.
You're welcome, you're welcome.
Can you play?

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from all our wolf hours, released January 27, 2021
Talking, toy piano by Ainsley Prier.

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hellothisisalex Hamilton, Ontario

hellothisisalex is Melissa Creasey and Mark Prier. Together, they write bizarro electro-pop infused with whimsy, a love of pop music, experimental audio, and a northern-robot esthetic. In February 2001, they christened themselves ‘hellothisisalex.’

The music the duo write is primarily electronic, filled with raw analogue synths and otherworldly noises carried by melodic bass lines.
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