This is the culmination of a year of bedroom recording, frustrations, dozens of songs, writer's block, and a slew of other problems.
It's the acceptance and grievances. A philosophical and heartbroken work full of lies and predictable occurrences, a work that is full of instruments everywhere trying to communicate with each other.
It's the love led by deception and denial, the embrace of nature's cyclical tendencies, the banal means by which we try to (temporarily) solve our problems headed by prescription meds.
The lovely things, the darkest corners we try to hide in. The contrast between good and evil, truth and falsehood and all my struggles between those lines.
It's all of these things spun in an entirely homemade web of guitars and usually reserved vocals surrounded by reverb-laden oohs. This record is my baby, it is what I am deeply proud of. This is the best thing I have made thus far by a long run.
Here it is. A year in the making, this is Cycles. Enjoy.
released 09 March 2013
All acoustic guitar, vocals, electric guitar, bass, handclaps, guitar pick, tambourine, organ, drums, chord organ, piano, other percussion, songwriting, production, engineering, mixing, mastering, album cover: Logan Archer
In other words, everything: Logan Archer
Recorded using GarageBand for iPad.
Thanks be to her who gave me the inspiration. Thanks be to my friends who helped me realize this effort as what it eventually became:
Thanks be even to her who put me through hell, out of which I came armed with broken songs. Thanks be to my parents, who were watching television the next room over as I recorded the aforementioned song. Thanks be to the Beatles, to Elliott Smith, to Yo La Tengo, to Daniel Johnston, to all the beautiful artists whose work inspired me to create. Thanks be to God and to those who do not believe in Him for the inspiration just as well. Thanks be to all the people in my life who have ever been genuine and incredible.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. To all of you. It’s only 37 minutes of music, but it’s 37 minutes that mean the world to me.
Dedicated to Nonnie.
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