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— Tristan Whitehill

Frogmod hopes to acknowledge its direct inspirations. With this initiative, we are very excited to write about art collective Inbox Within's debut record Hangouts Vol. 1 via Copyright 420.  Copyright 420 is a collective of media explorers who draw like-minded individuals across the United States together, but the core members live in Asheville, North Carolina. These adventurers take from humor and digital media content as they please but always combine the results with a love for an almost platonic notion of music. Progressive rock, EDM, smooth jazz, ambient, trance, Shrek: these names no longer mean anything, but are part of the audio contraption they have built in their backyard. The icons of nostalgia are not here in mood, but as stepping stones to a now state. Rompler presets litter the field but are closer to smart phone alerts than a tear for a fear.

Hangouts Vol. 1 contains an ounce of about every musical style known to humans, yet the only discernible samples are presentations from Google executives. Inbox Within brings the garden of their lives to table, fusion bass and reptile winks coexisting. Images of a parachute simulator on the Steam store dither into a white field. "Expanded DLC Hangout 444" leaves the listener with a comical vocal harmony almost à la Seether, but you are whisked away shortly after to a hyperspace beach by the next track's entrance. Hangouts Vol. 1's primary instigators are Copyright 420 key contributor Andy Loebs, Adrian Wright, and Ikey Smith (half of Goo Age); with additional shred guitar and keys provided by fellow Copyright 420'ers Jake Pugh and Devin LeCroy, respectively.. The musicians here are highly dedicated players who jump at opportunities to re-emphasize their skills, as the record distorts and wiggles into a zillion new places. If you are feeling bogged down in your late capitalist nightmare, try Copyright 420 with the fresh perspective. Their community vision is always a reminder that any shape or idea can be a paint brush and canvas.