This album isn't for everyone. It's twisted, timeless and quiet. I guess in New York City where I live, it can be a struggle to get quiet.
I wanted to write an album that you'd play low in the middle of the night when you've woken up and don't want to wake anyone. When you are awake and alone in the dark, that's when things - you - feel most potent. It's part of the personal odyssey - facing yourself in that stillness, reflecting in that quietness.
As I was writing and recording these songs, I was aware that this was all a very specific moment in time, and that it would also pass. The desire to freeze that time was so strong, I wanted to savor it forever. So there was an elation to capturing it and a sadness anticipating its departure. You can hear both in the album. There's the sadness - in anticipating endings, while the elation lies in getting to experience it at all. The elation of being alive - too often it is found only in reflection.
So, some instructions: put on your headphones in the middle of the night, hit track one and let it play through. Or press track 1, then skip to 11. When that's finished, go back to 6. Listen and go where your inklings tell you. Enjoy the odyssey.