The Bicycle Delay was something of an “Albert Hoffman moment” (to quote guitarist Neal Casal). Catalinbread sat down with no plan of where they were going but to allow themselves the freedom to be open to wherever the journey took them and just document the experience. Really a strange path to travel when it involves something as cerebral as programming software. Or maybe it’s not. Maybe that’s a pure form of creativity, to use the boundaries something so matter of fact as programming as a medium for art?
The result is a pedal as autobiographical as any they have made. The Bicycle Delay is a physical manifestation of the experience of consciousness, letting go of the desire to control everything, and maintaining a positive attitude to leave room for a positive experience.