"the metatext of this collection of songs concerns the rebirth of the robot out of the debris resulting from the cosmic battle between the void and the behemoth. the robot struggles with insanity as elements of all three entities struggle for control of the psyche. the compositions on this album were written between 2004 and 2007. much of this music was intended to be performed by guitarists ed rodriguez and/or mick barr. unfortunately neither musician is currently able to work with the band, so i have recorded definitive solo versions of each piece here for the sake of documentation." - weasel walter, july 9, 2007
musical guests on "the first time": jonathan joe and aurora josephson
recorded by weasel walter at ugEXPLODE studios, oakland, california between june 1st and july 14, 2007
with vocal engineering by scott r. looney at 1510 performance space and jonathan joe at terminal, oakland
dedicated to the work and memory of william pisarri
special thanks to maria fischinger, ed rodriguez, mick barr, mike green, rob pumpelly and tony dryer.