this album doesn’t have an arc or a point or a moral to preach. it’s a contemporary rhythm and poetry album made by someone who loves the form and enjoys creating what they want to hear in the world. all of my songs become spells. i go out into the world, corralling small groups together and we yell and cry and howl and laugh around these words, some being gorgeous lies that come true. with 7 years of urban shamanism under my belt i no longer seek the story of the adventurer, i seek the experience. i cannot tell you all about it as that would commodify, as that would turn what is decidedly non fractal into SEO keyword. i refuse. so what you hear in this album is simply a pamphlet. little aphorisms and landmines to burst your mind out of the mundane a moment, broken myth and hopes and torments, riddled out of myself as they came, very little editing.
this record is on the other side of time and guarded from the avantgarde and their cynicisms as well as the mainstream and their perpetual boredom tropes. my collaborators and i got funky and we dared to share that feeling with you, we allowed ourselves to feel ourselves and what followed was exhilarating. a long time coming been coming a long time.
budding ornithologists are weary of tired analogies.
charlie parker was a great electrician who went around wiring people.
i want to be a great electrician.
released September 21, 2018
mixed by kenny segal
mastered by daddy kev
recorded by steel tipped dove in park slope, brooklyn in 2 days
produced by kenny segal, ol burger beats, scallops hotel, mt marcy, randal bravery, steel tipped dove, and q the sun
additional vocals by elucid and reggie baylor
vocal samples by scallops hotel
all glory due to the ruby yacht