The songs for this album were recorded over three separate week-long sessions and the melodies were distilled from Demos I had worked on for a film score that didn’t come to fruition.
Our aim as a band was to take songs and stretch them over different situations,in the same way a movie soundtrack takes a specific character’s melodic theme and changes it based on what the character experiences on screen.
Instead of getting bogged down in one piece of music for a whole day, we would learn a melody and then put it through the paces, looking for IT’S ideal form.
The experience was exhilarating, and the result: hundreds of unique recordings captured with insane quality that in the end, took over two years to pour through and edit.
I started to show friends of mine these sessions and they would always look at me crazily when I would continuously show them different versions of an unfinished song.
Since each l had their own distinct mood, the hardest part became choosing which one would be the “hero” version. The one that made it on THE album.
Eventually, when I showed my oldest friend Wesley some of the full uncut music, he said “put em all out. I’d listen to it.”
Then slowly I started to imagine ways that I could feasibly do this…
…During my late teens and early 20s, I had a ritual for road trips.
I'd shuffle my vast and varied music library, burn it onto blank CDs, and give each one an edgy teenage title like "A Nice Place to Sleep" or "Death and Taxes."
These randomly compiled albums never failed to impress me. The serendipitous sequencing juxtaposed with the random CD title always caught me off guard and tended to curate a unique and memorable soundtrack to our journey.
This nostalgic practice became the inspiration for a new goal — to create an endlessly evolving randomized album.
I started to devise a method through which listeners could craft their own personal "Movie of the Week" using our vast collection of recordings as a fluid, modular soundtrack.
My collaboration with the brilliant web team at House of Giants transformed this fantasy into reality.
On September 15th 2023 two things will happen.
One, our official version aka “Directors Cut” of the album will be released worldwide in physical form and on all streaming platforms.
Simultaneously a webpage will launch allowing Listeners to spawn their own “Movie of the Week.”
Empowered with the right resources, I am confident that the universe's inherent randomness, coupled with the listeners' innate creativity, will curate an soundtrack more enthralling than anything I could conceive.
Im always looking to ask these questions….WHY?
Why would you repetitively spend money on digital music?
What can I do to help?
What would make you interested?
Are you bored too?
I HOPE THIS PROCESS SPARKS YOUR IMAGINATION, EITHER WAY I HAD AN INSANE BLAST CREATING IT.
THE REST IS UP TO YOU.
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT YOU MAKE.