Limited colored vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2016 release. Jordan Geiger has been releasing records for the last 15 years, both as a solo musician under the Hospital Ships moniker as well as a band member in groups including Shearwater, Des Ark, and Minus Story. The Past is Not a Flood is his fourth full-length as Hospital Ships. This also marks his sixth record with famed producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Modest Mouse, etc). The record was a collaborative effort, made by Geiger inviting friends to the recording studio. They had no prior knowledge of what the songs would be. As described by Geiger, "We would build repetitive patterns together until we had something I liked, and then we would track live with me playing/singing the song under the pattern we had built up. This process was made because I didn't really have my band lineup in Austin, and I wanted to open up the process to collaboration, and also inspired heavily by Arthur Russells semi-improvisational instrumentals, mainly the First Thought Best Thought record. Then I'd overdub as I saw fit at home, adding samples from previous Hospital Ships records as well as a Shearwater sample, and vocals, and vintage synths, which is a new texture for my records. The record was completed by the mixing of John Congleton, who is my other longtime and trusted collaborator."