Almost three years ago I decided to rededicate myself to music - give it five years and see what would happen. This is the first time I've felt like I had material that was finished, that fit well together, and that I could play well enough to merit releasing as an album. This was recorded in the back of my dad's bookstore on equipment that cost less that $100. It contains wrong notes, unintentional noise resulting from my amateur audio engineering and editing, occasional warbles of a piano not perfectly tuned. I think these "defects" add to one of the main meanings of the album for me - that you don't need studios / big equipment / institutional training / years spent in production to make music that is cultivated and compelling. I wish more music sounded imperfect these days.
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released April 24, 2014
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