It has brooders. It has sonic landscapes mixed with guitar drone and hard back beats. It has stories of life after heartbreak, life after prison, and life after death. The casual greatness of Heater coasts nonchalantly to the shore on the froth of the latest art/roots wave like Boticelli’s Venus, only leaner and tanner. It soaks up successive waves of contemporary culture and grows like a sponge. Heater secures The Silos preeminence over the pretenders who’ve been bobbing in their wake since Cuba.
First Release: September 1998 Checkered Past Records. Re-release: September 2002 Sonic Pyramid.
Produced by Walter Salas-Humara. Mixed by Dave McNair at Chateau Relaxeau. Mastered by Dave McNair at Cedar Creek. Recorded at Studio Double You and Chateau Relaxeau.
Musicians: Walter Salas-Humara and Gary Sunshine with Daren Hess, Dave McNair, Chuck Prophet, Mary Rowell, Amy Allison, Dave Bassett, Walt Vincent, Al Wolovich, Phil Tagliere, Sanford Stein, Allison Silver and Erin Williams
Cover Art: Ignacio Salas-Humara. Cover Design: Terry Durbin.