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Twenty and Seventeen EP
01 Falling Rocks 2:50
02 The Conveyor 3:36
03 This Could Be Anywhere 2:29
04 Thirty Dark Wooded Acres 3:38
05 A Rare Moment of Clarity 4:21
06 Playing Grownup 3:31
07 Cliff Drive Twilight 3:43
08 Do Not 3:44
09 The Last Week 3:46

Total Time: 32 Minutes

Coming February 2018
There are times when songwriting, like many other things you could occupy yourself with, is a hazardous and ugly undertaking. It's not unheard of for musicians (guilty as charged) to spend several years working on a record. But sometimes I'm privileged enough to have music "come to me" so to speak. It's like getting tapped into the matrix, and the music seems to write itself. You know exactly what to do for a limited amount of time. Through shear energy, and with something along the lines of "the right time, the right place and the right circumstances," one track after another comes together as a whole, and it's done. That's what this EP is.

The challenge that started Twenty and Seventeen was a personal attempt at an unfamiliar musical architecture. It's the musical equivalent to driving around and purposely getting lost, just for the challenge of finding the way out. I was thinking about it that way as I made it.

Drums Left - Drum Machine
Drums Right - Analog Kit
Bass - Deep Sub Style Synth Bass
Keys - Rich Analog Synthesizers in Stereo
Guitars - Supportive and Background Lead/Rhythm Guitars in Stereo

Everything came together quite easily from there. 9 songs were recorded in 9 days, mixed in 2 more days and tweaked in another 2 days. It doesn't happen any easier than this. Ever. Besides, I had called it Twenty and Seventeen when the project began, so I had a pretty solid deadline.

Chronologically, this EP is the last of 5 musical projects of 2017. The other 4 have yet to be completed. (Note to self: get that shit done!)