This is a collection of songs that I mostly made during a pretty rough time a number of years ago which I never managed to finish at the time. Partly due to a wish to close with some finality that part of my life, partly because the laptop on which it all sat threatened to shit itself at any moment, I made the effort to try to finish these songs off. With the help of a few friends I revisited this music and was able to conclude these unfinished songs and in a sense draw a line. It is not the music I am making now. It is a document of a time which is thankfully over, but nonetheless exists as a pivotal and powerfully important moment, as the lowest ebb. It portrays also the gradual path to convalescence. Be warned, it's almost all undeniably super sad. While I feel some apprehension exposing this, given it's personal nature, I think it's important that I finished it, and it might possibly have some value to one or two people.
The song "the sled" has a companion short story which I wrote, available as lyrics to the song or downloaded alongside. You should be able to read it during the playtime of the song, because it’s obnoxiously long.
released May 23, 2017
Mick McGee played drums on let me go, untitled and dropping bombs
Micah Johnston played drums on the sled
Martin Johnston (no relation apart from both being fucking killers) played drums on fast year
Mateusz Sobieski honked maniacally on dropping bombs
Tom Keren played flugelhorn on the sled
Mixed by me
Mastered by Stefan Celosia
Artwork by Auntie Elsie McGuire
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