City of the Past

by Guitar vs. Gravity

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The two songs on the City of the Past EP were taking shape when the City of the Future release was just coming out. In hindsight, I probably should have just delayed the EP and recorded and included these two songs on the that album. The themes were similar, and the two new songs flow in such a way that that they would work as the final two songs on City of the Future. Such is life.

The band became stagnant as we all focused on other projects. Finally, I moved to Los Angeles before we got around to recording these songs. I made a special trip up Oakland to track the songs one weekend, and then took another six months to lazily finish them in L.A.

I see this as a perfect ending to my time in the Bay Area. Just as the first album documents a time when I moved to the Bay Area originally, the City of the Past EP put a cap on the Bay Area version of Guitar vs. Gravity, and hopefully completes my theme and obsession with architecture, urban decay, and the imagined collapse of society.



released August 6, 2012

Recorded January - August, 2012
Ben Adrian - Stephen Pride - David Shollenbarger
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Ben Adrian

Photography by David Schalliol.



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Guitar vs. Gravity Los Angeles, California

Guitar vs. Gravity is Ben Adrian, and has been since 1999.
Recent cohorts:
Matt Stabile
Stephen Pride
David Shollenbarger

Guitar vs. Gravity records and plays shows sporadically based on invitations, mood, and how many compliments Ben receives.
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