The triangle offense of Arch (guitar, vocal), Hilts (keyboards) and Gittes
(bass) came together in Vancouver to create urban soundscapes and accounts
of rainy nights and streetlight life under networks. With drummer Luc Casio,
the young cadre released 1997's defiant and morose "The Dramatic Balanced"
and then 1999's "The Block Alone" single. Not the most prolific band in the
world, but the foundation was laid and the lanes paved for a more intense
operation on the horizon.
Rising from the ashes of the dark droning psychadelia of Pipedream, swingmen
Dr. Roberts (drums) and dt (guitar, sound) signed on as free agents in 2001
and the current line-up of Readymade formed like Voltron. The stage was set
and the result was the second full length "On Point and Red" on Endearing
Records. OPAR saw Readymade move past the more old-school shoegaze elements
of the previous record and focus on more subtle dynamics, melody repetition,
and arcing arrangements trying all the while to repel time, routine and
In the murdered years that followed the group dispersed itself throughout
every corridor and row of Vancouver, always writing, slowly writing.
Readymade is again resurfacing in the 2004/05 season to deliver the third
record, "All The Plans Resting". Diverse and dense, with as
much acoustic as electric, pick your escape route and go.