As the long afternoon prepares to release the regression album, the organization has embarked upon a full-court press to promote the new product. This includes reaching out to media outlets large and small, to individual journalists, and to many other critical leaders, with information about the new offering and free physical or downloadable copies.
The cover art from Regression, the fourth album by The Long Afternoon.
The long afternoon‘s principals, while ever-optimistic about the prospects for widespread integration of the organization’s missives into the broad arena of public discourse, have decided to pursue a preemptive strategy regarding the dissemination of information about regression through higher-profile channels.
The organization’s leadership recognizes, based on previous experience, that the probability of receiving support for its mission from such outlets is such that one should not suspend inhalation and exhalation while awaiting the appearance of information about regression.
Given this condition, they have opted to put in place certain contingencies that permit the long afternoon to receive the substantive equivalent of such appearances in primary channels without the need for such appearances to occur under conditions of objective observation.
As regression is launched and finds its rightful place among the multitude of competing patterns of sound and time, the long afternoon will publish reviews that could appear in Pitchfork, Tiny Mix Tapes, and other sites and publications under conditions that may be possible in an alternative plane of existence. Content both favorable and unfavorable will be procured and shared.
The long afternoon‘s intent is not to malign or supersede the legitimacy of any outlet or author. In sharing fanciful simulacra of material that will likely never exist in this arena, the organization seeks only to engage and amuse its adherents and constituents. Under no circumstances does the long afternoon expect or suggest that such material be the basis of individual decisions or actions.
In the event that outlets and individual authors do join in disseminating information about the long afternoon‘s regression initiative, it will be shared here and clearly identified as content that possesses 100% verisimilitude.
A sampling of regression appears below. It is the album’s first track, “Autoresponder.”