Chords of Truth is the brainchild of Jason Garriotte, a folk singer/songwriter who has embraced the electronic music world as well as the art of collaboration with an unrelenting spirit. The project is intended as a trip of deep self inquiry, with mind-expanding lyrics to support the journey. In September of 2011, Jason started writing melodies and lyrics that would soon emerge as his debut EP "Reflections of Reality". Working with producer Jeffrey Joslin, they released the album to critical acclaim. Technorati.com called him "an acoustic powerhouse", while Blrag.com said he is "striking some deep truths with his lyrics and music.
While the music is restrained acoustic material, the lyrics are closest to the spiritual output of Tool's Maynard James Keenan." Jason also paid his dues on the road, touring a variety of cities throughout the United States playing countless shows. Since the release of "Reflections of Reality", Jason decided to collaborate with various producers to see if his message would translate well in new formats. The experiment was a success, and he soon recognized that many of his new fans were from the electronic music community, and with a long history of mind-expanding ideas to their credit, the new listeners appreciated the lyrical content and intent of the project.
This was the birth of the "Chords of Truth Remixed" project, a massive undertaking that eventually found Jason working with 14 producers to create an official double album as well as 8 additional remix EP's spanning a multitude of genres settling under the moniker "folktronica". From the original 7 songs, there are now a staggering 57 remixes/interpretations.
"After the positive response to my acoustic EP, I felt there was a potential for these songs beyond my initial vision and wanted to see how far things could be taken. So I put the stems into the hands of electronic remix producers from all over the world to let them create their reflection of the originals and this powerful collection of musical expression is what appeared.
It is truly amazing how a different perspective on even a song can change almost every aspect of the experience. Imagine the impact a different perspective can have on our life/habits/beliefs if we just keep an open mind and consider the possibilities." - Jason Garriotte, Chords of Truth