This album is for my daughter Amelie. In many ways she is responsible for it. In some ways it is about her. Last summer (2016) we reached a point in her development where I could spare some moments for music production. These are some of the first recordings I made since she was born in April of 2015. These moments were deeply therapeutic, while also being some what anxious experiences. I would fashion these drones with my electric bass, bow, delay and loop pedal while she crawled around the space I played music in. I would have a few moments to construct loops while she was distracted by an instrument or toy, then I would have to stop her from crawling away.
These piece contain a lot tension and haunting sounds, reflective of the depression and anxiety I felt and continue to struggle with as a father. These pieces represent multiple attempts of a concept that are neither something I was entirely happy with nor completely disappointed by. They, to me, get at the core of parenting, a work in progress, a struggle, but at its core a joyful experience.
The recordings were done on a cold rainy day in August of 2016 in a tiny room in a small house in Middlesex Vermont.
Music by nd dentico
cover art by Amelie Raine Boucher
Please also take a moment to check out the other CBR netlabel day releases.
Also a few Compilation releases slipped under my radar during the chaos of moving into my new house.
The beginning of June brought the 400th HNM release and the 100th The Dark Thursday Netlabel release! Check them out in the respective links below:
There is also Escape Into Oblivion V.2, but I’m not sure if this one is complete or not. I know the curator of this was adding things to it, and I’m not sure if that continues to be the case.
Its been a busy summer already for me.