Right away, yes I know it's been two years.
Give me a break; I was busy.
This is definitely the most thematically consistent and personal album I've ever put out. My general rule for the songs was "personal and acoustic". For me, it's hard to write personal songs because I view it a bit narcissistic and, frankly, ridiculous for someone like me to be so focused on their own life that they write songs about it. The way I justify it to myself (and now to you) is through either the idea that if I'm in a certain place someone else is too, the idea that I'm putting forth my thoughts in a place where they have to be constricted and thus made more approachable than I otherwise might have, or the idea that I'm writing from the perspective of a character in a story that only somewhat parallels my own.
There are a few people I have to thank. The brilliant artist behind the beautiful album cover, Lucy Denegre, and design consultant Caroline Hermans. My friends & studio musicians, Z. Pane, Marko Fejzo, Jonathan Heckerman (who also studio teched & co-wrote), Mac Colquhoun, and Lukie G.
A note: no one who worked on this project profited from their work financially. I don't sell my work, and I don't have to rent any instruments or studio time. So, I ask that you continue to share/use this music, as long as you don't make any money off of it.
The oldest song on this album was written two years prior to release, and the youngest was finished the day of release. It's was a process of trial and error, love and hate, finish and delete. Thematically, this one lacks personal stories by design.
Whereas in Falsehoods, Possibilities I tried to communicate and express in a simple, truthful, and live manner, this album is a lot more about the distant feel of the sound. It's processed, musically ironic, aggressively melancholic, and very referential. Sometimes the words have meaning. And sometimes they mean less than the choice of snare does.
There are a few people I have to thank. The extremely talented artist behind the awesome album cover, Darby Caso. My friend & genius collaborator Mac Colquhoun.
A note: no one who contributed to this project profited from their work financially. I don't sell my work, my collaborators are my friends, and I don't have to rent any instruments or studio time. Please feel free to share and distribute this album to whomever you please, as long as you don't make money off of it.
This is an experimental pseudo-album. Every part of every song is 100% improvised and looped. There are no edits. There are no retakes. This is about as stream-of-consciousness as music can get.
Special thanks to Alessandra Marenzi for creating the extraordinary artwork, and Alec Zadikian, Max Powers, and Lukie G for their help in the production and distribution of this project.