This album is easily the most personal thing I've ever created in my life. Each very frank lyric is in reference to a specific time in my life, and the music is inspired by a series of visuals and visions that crept into my mind, the product of letting a good person incubate in my heart and soul for too long. I would go on, but my included letter in the download says it all better.
I am eternally thankful that the music that is sliding infinitely through the air has chosen me in which to culminate these sounds, stories, and visuals.
Enjoy, and thank you so much for listening to my heart, brain, and soul. You all bring me much joy.
Download includes front and back artwork, supplementary artwork inspired by the album, a letter from me, and a lyrics sheet.
released July 1, 2012
All analog/digital synthesizers, analog/digital drum machines, acoustic/electric guitars, sampling, effects, shakers, melodicas, beat boxing, clapping, vocals, vocoder, fuzz bass, digital cellos, glockenspiel, tapes, engineering, mixing, mastering, production, and recording by Jesse Gillenwalters at The Rosecroft, except for half of "Child Learns" which occurred at School and some of Bookbeat in Mom's Room.
Timothy O' Brien - Trumpets on "Child Learns"
Matthew Costanzo - Sneeze on "Child Learns"
Front Cover: Sketch & concept by Matt Costanzo, coloring by Jesse Gillenwalters
Back Cover: Jesse Gillenwalters
Music Video for "Bookbeat" : Dillon Utter
FOUND HERE: vimeo.com/44892203
Matt Costanzo for the inspiration, understanding and art
Ken Herman for the relentless involvement and support
Radiohead for production, James Blake for finesse, Kevin Barnes for honesty, and Jeff Mangum for heart.
For Jill B.