This is a bit of a concept album, although it reflects my belief that the best concept albums are somewhat loosely tied together. You'll also find that this collection brings in a bit more of Scott Atkinson, my collaborator. Scott's poems go the farthest in tying the conceptual ideas together. I see it as an awakening and exploration of the world beyond, ending with the need to reconcile that with the world around us. I like to think that this is us at our A-game. Sound-wise, I'm trying to integrate the rock and electronic sides of our music a bit more. I'm definitely happy with the feel of these recordings, which I feel have a fuzzy warmth that was absent on previous albums. I'm far more happy with my vocals as well, and I enjoy the contrast with Scott's spoken word segments. There are some doses of 70's glam guitar along with a "Norwegian Wood" rip-off as well. In all truth, the actual origin of my lyrics tend to gravitate toward my favorite TV shows ("The Ending Will Begin the Start," "Listen to the Voices," "Illusions Disappear") or complete subconscious abstractness ("The Release Will Come Soon"). The artwork is once again all Scott's work
released June 28, 2009
Produced by Matt Comegys.
Scott Atkinson: spoken word, art, concept
Matt Comegys: vocals, guitars, bass, synth, and programming
All tracks recorded at the Psychedelic Garage Studio in Atlanta, Georgia from November 2008-June 2009, except spoken word parts recorded on a cell phone in Tokyo, Japan.
All tracks written by Scott Atkinson and Matt Comegys.