Soundtrack

Soundtrack
  1. 01_Muscle Memory.mp3

    01_Muscle Memory.mp3

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  2. 02_Retard Radio I.mp3

    02_Retard Radio I.mp3

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  3. 03_Kid Tested I.mp3

    03_Kid Tested I.mp3

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  4. 04_Lions.mp3

    04_Lions.mp3

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  5. 05_Retard Radio II.mp3

    05_Retard Radio II.mp3

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  6. 06_Window Panes.mp3

    06_Window Panes.mp3

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  7. 07_First Signal.mp3

    07_First Signal.mp3

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  8. 08_Acid Dancer.mp3

    08_Acid Dancer.mp3

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  9. 09_Face Breaker.mp3

    09_Face Breaker.mp3

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  10. 10_Attempt Failed.mp3

    10_Attempt Failed.mp3

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  11. 12_Rode Hard Put Away Wet.mp3

    12_Rode Hard Put Away Wet.mp3

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  12. 13_Final Transmission.mp3

    13_Final Transmission.mp3

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  13. 14_Kid Tested II.mp3

    14_Kid Tested II.mp3

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  14. 15_Community Service.mp3

    15_Community Service.mp3

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  15. 16_Squelch Capture.mp3

    16_Squelch Capture.mp3

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Chronological vignettes intersect with "Retard Radio," a storyline that runs through the entire book. It's about that kid who exists in every school – the one who is singled out and bullied ad nauseam, the kid who to this day haunts our sense of empathy. In my story that kid's name is Cobain. His escape from subjection is through hidden worlds of white noise emoting from his beloved CB radio."  The book's soundtrack, a layered mixture of original music, home video samples, and on-location field recordings, is an audio-based narrative about Cobain tuning out the traumas of abuse by slipping between dimensions of shortwave radio static and interrupted broadcasts signals, sort of like when the little girl in Poltergeist is trapped inside television static but her family can still hear her in different rooms within the house.  

Read about what music inspired the novel and soundscape for AEDWO at Largehearted Boy.