The intent of this album is to deal with issues of Music, Time, Noise, and Quality.
The Music is freely improvised and presented in a conceptual/classical/post-modern/romantic pianistic fashion.
Each piece begins and ends with the same haunting G sharp minor chord, acting as the bookends of time demarcation.
The overall sound is rather noisy in character and was further processed electronically to encourage tape hissing, digital distortion, and slight "clipping" sounds throughout the album. Distortion and clipping sounds are generally not accepted as pleasing sounds, but are included in this project in order to symbolize how our perception of music may be distorted and "clipped" over time.
This is also a reflection on the quality of noise. Why is digital distortion and clipping sounds so utterly abhorred, while the soft crackles of a record player openly cherished, and the loud wailing distortions of guitar feedback automatically embraced? Will any of this change over time? Can digital distortion and clipping sounds ever be socially acceptable? If so, how would the quality of it be determined?
As a musician, I have found myself to have fallen "out of love" with music as my own perception has been distorted and clipped over the past years. Thankfully, not only has this project helped me to embrace music once again, but it has spawned the emergence of the elements of noise, quality, and the immensely important and relevant issue of time.