After completing their eerily prescient album, "Unconscious Pilot" (the lyrics to which were written in the summer of 2001 and depict the escape from America during the outbreak of an unspecified War), The Great Depression took a breather. Todd Casper returned to Prague to teach and Thomas Cranley to Madison to build a restaurant. Far from finished, however, they soon returned to the deserted Pachyderm Studio and ended up spending much of 2002 writing and recording basic tracks for "Preaching to the Fire" and "Prefix EP" with friend and acclaimed engineer, Brent Sigmeth. The hard drives then sat dormant while Casper and Cranley attended to other things, which included pondering the best way to insure the project's future. They finally decided to complete the album in a curiously languid haze of first take overdubs with their multi-talented label mate, Jim Version (Tells) at his studio in Aberdeen, Scotland in October of 2004. "Preaching to the Fire" is a frustrated commentary; a sardonic blend of beauty, horror, paranoia and euphoria. It can best be described as sitting somewhere between Thomas Pynchon's Gravities Rainbow and The Clash's Combat Rock.
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