No Exit

The fifth single in the Retrograde Single Series features a trio of ’80s-inspired alternative pop.

“Blood Money” draws a big influence from Duran Duran’s The Wedding Album, but Eponymous 4’s Greg Bueno found the first demo did a poor job of capturing what he wanted from the song. He gave it another shot 20 years later, throwing in a bit of Shiina Ringo into the mix. The result combines Japanese traditional instruments with hip-hop beats and classical strings.

“The Nature of Things” draws its inspiration from Information Society, but numerous demos on older equipment didn’t survive Greg’s scrutiny. As with “Blood Money”, he tried again when technology became better and cheaper, and the track finally achieved what it set out to do.

[No Exit]

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  • Label: Observant
  • Release date: May 26, 2015


  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet, 2005-2011, Austin, TX and the Closet West 2012-2014, Seattle, WA
  • Photography by Nick Rowe/Stockbyte (Getty Images)
  • Cover design by Greg Bueno
  • Published by Shinkyoku Advocacy (ASCAP)

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