Recorded 18-28 September, 1990 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, Automat Hi-Life was released jointly by Czech label Rachot and by Recommended Records in London. This recorded was entirely composed in the coal-room basement of our Czech friend Borek Holecek, also the founder of Rachot Records. As a convicted publisher of Samizdat literature, Borka was condemned to managing the coal room of his building where he allowed us to set up our studio for a number of weeks while preparing the songs on the record. The album features 31 songs each of approximately 1-minute in length and is wildly eclectic in its influences and ambitions. While difficult to discern much obvious structure on many of the songs, virtually all were composed, though with the usual backdoor opportunities for instrumental and studio improvisation and experimentation.