Open Air Control Testing Ground


TS-61 was the first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission, and the fifth flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour. The mission launched on 2 December 1993 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida... shortly after this mission CAS was formed in Norman, OK. Coincidence? We think not. The band consists of band members Y-roc, Sir HC and Nitsud. The bands seminal early period was highly experimental and extremely Lofi with most tracking done on a Tascam 4-track studio (these original recordings are extremely rare, but even so still hold no more value than the cassette tapes they were recorded on). The band was heavily recruited by major labels after their video "Star Galaxy 7" was featured on MTV's "Out From Underground" and the music subsequently on Cindy Crawford's "House of Style" VHS video (copies of this video may still be found in garage sales by soccer moms throughout the country). However, no major labels could track down the band, so no deals were struck. Tensions about the artistic direction of the band surfaced after the release of their first proper studio album that bore no title but featured a man hammering a nail into his nose... a likely metaphor describing what it was like when the trio recorded the album. It is also rumored that Y-roc was dating Cindy Crawford at the time of the release. Many point to Cindy for breaking up the band, even though she claims to have never met nor heard their music. The band regrouped in Kansas City to record about ten years ago, but nothing has surfaced from those sessions. As fate would have it the celestial "super moon" brought the band back together in October of 2016. This time to record at Deepfield Studios in Chicago. CAS recorded three tracks in three days. Cindy is now out of the picture and tensions within the band have subsided... at least for now. Fitting that the first "single" from the band after a ten year hiatus is "Another Way to Hide."