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Behind the Music


IN WAKE OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, OUR ABILITY TO ATTEND CONCERTS IN CROWDED VENUES HAS ENDED FOR NOW. SO I PRODUCED A UNIQUE EP FEATURING A FEW SELECT FAN FAVORITES. ..

EACH SONG IS RECORDED LIVE, ALL IN ONE TAKE, JUST AS IF YOU WERE TO SEE ME PERFORM THEM LIVE. SAME GEAR, MICS, AND INSTRUMENTS. LUSCIOUS PADS, GUITARS & RICH VOCAL LAYERS THAT FLOAT OVER TOP AN ENVELOPING BASS SYNTH. ONE TRACK FEATURES A STEINWAY GRAND PIANO AND ANOTHER WITH CELLO & VIOLIN.

ISOLATION COMES IN MANY FORMS FOR AN ARTIST. FROM A CREATIVE PERSPECTIVE PUTTING OUT EMOTIVE MUSIC WHILE CONSTRUCTING IT ALONE FOR MANY WEEK OR MONTHS AT A TIME CAN HAVE IT'S OWN MONSTERS.

THE COVER ART I DESIGNED AS WELL.. THE ORIGINAL CONCEPT WAS TO HAVE SHARP OBJECTS TO THE OUTSIDE OF A CIRCLE. IT SYMBOLIZES THE CONTRAST WE HAVE SAFE AND CONTROLLED INTO OURSELVES AWAY FROM OUTSIDE FORCES CLOSE BY. THE SPIKY GRAPHIC RUNNING UP THE LEFT SIDE OF THE COVER IS AN ACTUAL AUDIO WAVEFORM FROM THE ENCLOSED TRACKS. IT LENT ITSELF TO THE IMAGERY WITH ITS EDGES WHILE INSIDE ISOLATED IS MY VERY OWN SELF. YOU CAN NOTICE THE SMALL HAND DRAWN CIRCLE JUST IN FRONT OF MY NAME. THAT IS THE PART OF US THAT IS SAFE AND AWAY FROM THE SHARP DANGERS OF THE WORLD OR TO THAT OF OUR HEARTS.

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