Favourite Hallucination EP

by The Enigmatic Foe

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Favourite Hallucination is technically NOT my first EP. After getting a new manager, we threw together a quick download-only EP called The Darker Side Of Happy filled with some of my home demos. Months later, we tried hammering out details to record a new EP with Michael Nau of Page France. Scheduling issues ensued and I became frustrated. Sensing my despondency, my former manager suggested I contact Frank Lenz. Frank had been the drummer for one of my favourite bands, Starflyer 59, so I got up the nerve and shot him an email. Surprisingly enough he wrote back saying he was interested. A few months later I saw my first Starflyer 59 show and was chuffed that Frank knew who I was when I approached him afterwards. I also got to meet Josh Dooley and Jason Martin but those are stories from other albums. The recording of Favourite Hallucination took 2 weeks at Frank's apartment in Huntington Beach and I had an absolute blast. We tried experimental ways of recording sound like running the vocals through a "ghetto-blaster" set in the bathroom for reverb, then recording THAT. I learned so much from Lenz. We had plenty of technical difficulties and butted heads over the recording of "Enigmatic Foe" and ran out of time to record "It Is What It Is" but my first professionally recorded EP is dear to my heart.


released June 19, 2007

Jared Colinger - vox, guitars, keys, bass, xylophone
Frank Lenz - drums, percussion, keys, xylophone, bgvox



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The Enigmatic Foe Knoxville, Tennessee

With sharp lyrics, the playful pop bite of the best of the 70s and 80s, and the kind of self-deprecation usually reserved for a Woody Allen movie, Jared Colinger's lyrics run the gamut from the joy of new love to disillusionment with the old, from wanting to like yourself to being afraid of what we have in our minds. ... more

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