This album is a collection of songs centered around a break up. It is a break up record. A "Phases and Stages" kinda record. Or as I've heard recently from friends, a record kinda like Adele's record. Haven't heard her record, but you know, it's one of those, as there's nothing new under the sun. This is kinda new, though, to you and me, and just so you know it sort of follows a year in my life as I was processing the end of a romantic relationship.
This album was recorded on a day in November 2012 on a big, beautiful ass Steinway grand piano in an unnamed sanctuary near and dear to my heart in Nashville, Tennessee. My friend, JD Tiner, engineered the recordings, which were done live.
Sorry, sort of, that it is depressing as shit. If you've ever been down and out, maybe you can relate and enjoy. If you've ever loved somebody and had to let them go, maybe you'll like this. This is probably not good party music. I like to think of it as good driving music best enjoyed when it is cold outside. Really, though, most music is best processed while driving or moving, I think (sorry vinyl). And when it's cold outside, how good is music? Anyway it is music, and these are just some songs, and maybe you'll like them and maybe you won't. Either way I believe we can still be friends and I'll keep writing songs (I hope) and maybe you'll like those. For now, give it a listen and let it take you through the night ;) ;)
released 10 April 2013
Austin Manuel: piano and vocal
JD Tiner: recording engineer, mixing
Mike Odmark: mastering
Laura Dart: photography
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