I took a long time writing and recording these songs. Even after I was completely finished, they were sitting around on my hard drive in a sort of "incubation". Except that they weren't incubating; I was just stalling.
This music wasn't all written together. It just accumulated until I decided I was ready to put some of my demos out there. These are the songs that seemed to fit together most coherently, so I moved forward with getting them from demo to finished product.
After an unfortunate data loss incident at a friend's studio, I decided to do everything on my own: the recordings, the seqeuncing, and the performances. So this time, I holed up in my house for a while. My friends stopped calling; the yard got unruly; my beard got really long. (These things weren't such a big change, actually.) I wrote the last song to end the EP after I realized I had assembled a sort of narrative. I spent a ton of time tweaking transitions until the tracks fit between each other comfortably, trying to learn how to mix and master by trial and error (and with the help of internet FAQs). It was, basically, a crash course in writing and recording the most professional music I had ever produced. Although it took way too long, I'm glad I did it, and I'm glad I have the chance to share it. Yay Internet!
TL;DR version: I hope you like my music. Thanks for listening!