Railings is the brainchild of Alex Smith, who I replaced as drummer in Ava Luna a bunch of years ago (coming full circle, I played drums on this recording). Post Ava Luna, he fronted the thrashy trio Casiorossi (RIP) for a few years before dissolving that band and starting Railings.
This recording was extremely challenging to work on in the best possible way. Alex is quite demanding of himself but to very good ends…”Slantstep” was probably the most difficult drum take I’ve ever successfully recorded — note how the downbeat isn’t at all where you think it is! Alex is an insane genius and I’m really honored that he let us work on his EP with him.