1. June 2nd, 1987 (Hi)
2. February 11th, 2011 (Ice)
3. August 22nd, 1991 (Texas)
4. June 2nd, 2002 (Tire swing)
5. January 26th, 2013 (Dancing)
6. April 25th, 2013 (Featherlike)
7. June 2nd, 2013 (Neighbor)
I left the “about this album” section blank when I first released this almost a year ago because I didn’t really know what to say without seeming melodramatic and contrived. Mainly, I wanted the listener to assign their own experience to the pieces because otherwise I couldn’t imagine how anyone could even listen to something that was so personal and specific for me. This album is the result of letting go of some very deep-rooted and heavy weight I had been holding onto for a long time. Creating the pieces on this album was truly the most cathartic and healing music experience I’ve ever had. When I did show my friends, it felt more like I was sharing the issues I was working through with them rather than sharing a new song I had written. Like I was confiding in them a secret that I hadn’t told anyone yet.
Musically, it was about contrasting ethereal sounds that slowly build into or out of ugly, distorted noises. The ultimate example of this would be “August 22nd, 1991″ where it’s slow, melodic funeral march builds into complete chaos. Or “June 2nd, 2013″ where the chaos turns into delicate ambience. It was also about morphing a few small melodic pieces and turning it into a larger whole that is almost unrecognizable from the source. The best example of this is “June 2nd, 2002″, where the whole piece is built on one single melody I had written when I was 13 that completely unravels throughout the course of the song.
I’m still not going to get into what the album is about equally because I want you, as the listener, to decide what it’s about for you and because it’s not something I want to get into now that creating this album has allowed me to move past it. The album is meant to consume you into a narcotic daze. That being said, I’m fully aware of how challenging of a listen it is. If even one other person can get lost in it’s world… that is crazy to me.
I’m working on more uplifting and easy-to-digest music now, but I’m happy that I made something very raw that so completely represents a part of me. Thanks to anyone who has taken the time to listen.