AW II

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AW II
Studio album by Ataxia
Released May 29, 2007 (CD)
June 19, 2007 (vinyl)
Recorded January 2004
Genre Experimental rock, Art Rock, Electronica, Avant-Garde
Length 36:57
Label Record Collection
Producer John Frusciante
Ataxia chronology
Automatic Writing
(2004)
AW II
(2007)
John Frusciante chronology
The Special 12 Singles Series
(2005)
AW II
(2007)
The Empyrean
(2009)

AW II is the second studio album by Ataxia, released on May 29, 2007 on Record Collection. The album is the second half of the band's sole recording session which took place in January 2004. The lineup features John Frusciante on guitars and vocals, Josh Klinghoffer on drums, and Joe Lally's bass guitar. The album is released under the Record Collection label, as is the solo work of Klinghoffer and Frusciante, both members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The album was leaked onto the internet in March 2006. However, there are several differences between the leak and the properly released record. The track listing has been rearranged, some of the tracks have been renamed and the sound of the tracks has undergone minor changes. Upon release there were few physical copies of AW II, and the album was ultimately reissued on October 26, 2009. The reissue is no longer available from the record label as of April 2012.

The vinyl edition of the record saw a repressing from Record Collection on December 11, 2012. These reissued records are 180 gram and come with a download of choice between MP3 and WAV formats of the album.

In March 2008, regarding the band's cult following and AW II's delayed release, bassist Joe Lally stated:[1]

It’s strange when people start paying attention to it. I think we all agree that if we were to ever do it again, we'd do more work on it; that’s why the second release was kinda' downgraded. If we thought people were that interested, it'd have been marketed more.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Attention" – 11:46
  2. "Union" – 4:37
  3. "Hands" – 4:04
  4. "The Soldier" – 10:04
  5. "The Empty's Response" – 6:15

All songs written by John Frusciante, Joe Lally and Josh Klinghoffer.

Personnel[edit]

The following people contributed to AW II:[2]

Band[edit]

Recording personnel[edit]

  • John Frusciante - producer
  • Ryan Hewitt - engineer, mixing
  • Dave Collins - mastering

Artwork[edit]

  • Lola Montes - photography
  • Mike Piscitelli - design
  • John Frusciante - design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "March 2008 Joe Lally interview transcript | John Frusciante unofficial website – Invisible Movement". Invisible-movement.net. Retrieved 2012-01-15. 
  2. ^ AW II liner notes