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Far From Freedom

by The Capitol

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One Stand 04:59


From the beginning, The Capitol represented the true meaning of an ‘independent’ band; from 17 to 19 years old, the highschool band was introduced to home recording just as the technology became affordable and accessible for musicians around the world. The Capitol was quick to jump on the chance to record their record, to deviate from Kaleb and Zack's professional studio experience with two of the previous Far From Freedom EP’s years earlier.

With a newly owned Boss Br-1600 recording machine, Zack’s basement practice space became an impromptu recording studio for the rock trio. Having complete control of their sound was empowering and yet inevitably uneducated. It is with this album that the band faced the art of recording and challenged themselves creatively. The music was fully tracked and mixed by the band in their neighborhood of Lynhurst and was premiered with a stereo and guerilla sales table in the halls of their highschool in June of 2007.

This record is not a statement of sound quality, but of musical power and passion. Each member of the band brought original material to the table to create The Capitols one and only pinnacle record, aptly titled “Far From Freedom”. The disc featured material like the recycled and revamped tunes of Far From Freedom, Bob’s folk-infused love song “Broken Smiles”, Kaleb’s technology-weighted and heavy rock contribution of “Come and Go Away”, the arsonist inspired tune “The Arson View”, and Zack’s closing rock and roll heartbreak-anthem “One Stand”.

The physical album was homemade, hand-packaged, individually burned and assembled, for an anticipating audience in their small town and the city surrounding. Listeners welcomed the departure from Far From Freedom’s scream-rock approach and enjoyed the new alternative rock sound of The Capitol. This sound would circulate around the city in stereo systems and live venues before the band dissolved in the summer of 2008…


released June 11, 2007

Bob Ward: guitar & vocals, www.myspace.com/forbetterwords
Zack Buck: drums & percussion, soundcloud.com/buckluck
Kaleb Hikele: piano, guitar & vocals, www.thesunharmonic.com

The Capitol: production & engineering
Studio: Zack's basement, Lynhurst, Ontario
Recorded on a Boss BR-1600 Recording Machine


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The Capitol St. Thomas, Ontario

The Capitol was a rock and roll trio from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada. From 2006 to 2008 the three piece wrote, recorded and performed original music for friends and foes. Please enjoy their one and only release from June of 2007, "Far From Freedom"

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