CBE follows their own unique schema, rarely writing songs in standard 4/4 time signature. Additionally, the band is proud of it’s hobby roots, understanding that the songs are not catered for the masses, and that fame and notoriety will be fully unrequited. In the end it’s all about continuing to play music and CBE striving to craft songs that all of the members like.
Custom Built Empire (CBE) is part of the H.I.T. Wall Music community, a 2nd wave response to the Downtown Rehearsal closure in 2000.
Recorded at Hit Wall Studios in South San Francisco “The Industrial City”; Engineered by Mat Strickland; Produced by Mat Strickland and Custom Built Empire, Mastered at Hit Wall Studios by Mat Strickland; Record Manufactured by Pirate Press in San Francisco “The City”. All songs are the property of Custom Built Empire and may not be used or listened to without exclusive permission from Custom Built Empire without a deluge of law suits. Custom Built Empire listened to the following songs for mixing reference: Tool - Eulogy, Rosetta Stone, Lateralus; Tom Petty - Saving Grace; Iron Maiden - Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner; Metallica - Enter Sandman; Counting Crows - Miami; The Black Crows - A Wiser Time; Midnight Oil - Beds Are Burning.