QUANTUM MECHANICS (2019)
01 Quantum Mechanics: Part I
02 In Your Garden
04 Absent Sun
06 Common Streets
07 Nowhere To Hide
08 Quantum Mechanics: Part II
09 Gruene Road
10 Change of Face
14 The Rush
15 The Grinding
16 Quantum Mechanics: Part II
TOTAL TIME: 77 MINUTES
Quantum Mechanics blends odd time signatures and tunings with devastating post-rock musical realizations, coupled with all the emotions that allow such situations to be possible in the first place.
Recorded in San Antonio, Texas at Studio 1927 from 2017-2019
LH - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Samples
Lyrics, Music, Concept and Artwork by LH
Production by Thee Hef
© 2007-2019 Les Heifner
AVAILABLE May 2019
Fresh off of the writing binge that carried me through 2005 and 2006, I actually had to pace myself and try to set limits for this record. Having gone singer/songwriter for the last record, I was ready to go completely batshit on this one. The result is some of the most aggressive and emotional music I had written to date. The instrumental Quantum Mechanics pieces create a framework for an unrelenting storm of music.
My continued use of alternate tunings and improvised sections, (much of time recorded on the first take,) continued to carry the record along. I’ve been asked multiple times with this record, “What kind of music is it?” I want to say “It’s just a good pop record.” But that would be a lie. It's certainly not a calm record.
Besides the namesake tracks, these songs are mostly just about my day to day experiences, living and working in San Marcos, Texas. It was a small place in 2007, but it could feel really large. I hope that the vastness comes through in the record. Also, no one should take any of these words seriously. Like almost all albums from this period the lyrics rhymed and so they were jotted down, often with guitar still in hand, mic positioned, record button ready.
I'm still so proud of this music, and it's not an ego thing. I'm proud of where this music came from.
Special Thanks to scientists.
Switch - The Norm - Between Floods - Move It Away - A Simple Synopsis - Holding 1's Own - Demonstration - No End In Sight - Quantum Mechanics - Venezuela - Excommunication - Singularity - Aesthetics - Conditional Conduits - Where Are We - Imminent Doom - Mechanical Echoes - Twenty and Seventeen - Recidivists - Pastel Matte Violence