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''The Impact Of Crashing'' is a demo EP released by Simplistic on December 08, 2003 through The Shinoda Imprint, an early incarnation of Machine Shop Recordings. Three of the tracks were procuded by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. This was the band's final release.
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''The Impact Of Crashing'' is a demo EP released by Simplistic on December 08, 2003 through The Shinoda Imprint, an early incarnation of Machine Shop Recordings. Three of the tracks were produced by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. This was the band's final release.
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==

Latest revision as of 12:20, 23 May 2020

The Impact Of Crashing
Simplistic.jpg
EP by Simplistic.
Released December 08, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Label The Shinoda Imprint
Producer Mike Shinoda, Danny Lohner

The Impact Of Crashing is a demo EP released by Simplistic on December 08, 2003 through The Shinoda Imprint, an early incarnation of Machine Shop Recordings. Three of the tracks were produced by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park. This was the band's final release.

Background

Simplistic was formed in the summer of 2000 in Sacramento, California as a side project for vocalist Ivan England, bassist/vocalist Nick Kellogg, guitarist Danny Cocke and drummer Justin Barnes, but it soon became a full-time band.[1][2] They went to a studio for the first time in September 2000 and made a four-song demo called Fade Into....[3]

Nick Kellogg went to a Linkin Park show in Sacramento in 2001 and talked to Mike when he was signing autographs afterwards and gave him their first demo. Mike called them back two weeks later[4][5] and said, "I really like your band; I want to meet you guys." So they went to Yuba City when Linkin Park were playing Ozzfest.[3] Mike gave the band a record contract on his record label, The Shinoda Imprint (later known as Machine Shop Records), which provided them with the money to get their start in the mainstream music industry. They were the first band signed to the label.

In the contract, they had set aside a 'demo fund' to pay for the band to work with Mike Shinoda on getting their songs perfected and changing anything that they feel could be improved. It also paid for them to go into a professional studio with Mike and record their four best songs.[5]

Writing and Recording

The Impact Of Crashing was recorded after Simplistic had completed the instrumental part of a 10 song demo which they had been working for 7 months with Danny Lohner, who produced and engineered the CD. They had been recording, restructuring songs, and writing new songs. The 10 song demo consisted of 6 old songs, which have been re-done, and 4 brand new songs. They took the demo to Los Angeles in early 2003 to record vocals with Mike Shinoda.[6]

The pre-production process started in May 2002 and the recording took nine months. It took this long because Mike had a lot of ideas for the label and for their music and wanted to get everything out on the table before they actually put together what they were going to present.[5]

Composition

The Impact Of Crashing had 3 songs produced by Mike Shinoda[7][8] and included one song produced by Danny Lohner called "Where We Meet".[9] The song "Knocking Me Down" is a new version of "Karma Killer",[10][11] the title track of their 2002 demo.[12] Besides the songs in the EP, they also recorded a track called "Piano Song" with Mike.[13]

The song "High" off of the demo got some airplay on two of Sacramento's local radio stations, KWOD 106.5 FM and 98Rock 98.5 FM.[14]

Release

The Impact Of Crashing was released for free download on December 08, 2003 through the band's official website,[15] with a physical version released most likely sometime in early 2004.[14] Tom Whalley, president of Warner Bros. Records at the time, said he loved the EP and offered them a contract for a short album (8 tracks) and a tour.[15]

After a successful tour, Simplistic went back into the practice room to work on perfecting their songs and writing new ones for the album.[16] They started working on the album with Danny Lohner in April 2004, but that's when Danny Cocke got diagnosed with was diagnosed with stage IV testicular cancer after being sent to the emergency room due to a severe pain in the back that occurred during a band rehearsal. He was forced put his musical career on hold to get his chemotherapy treatment which lasted for a year. This resulted in the end of the band.[17][3][18]

Track Listing

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1 Where We Meet 3:35
2 High 3:07
3 Knocking Me Down 3:26
4 At The Gates 3:56

Personnel

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  • Ivan England - Vocals
  • Nick Kellogg - Bass
  • Justin Barnes - Drums
  • Danny Cocke - Guitar

Lyrics

Gallery

External Links

References