For the song "Blood and Tears" I have created a triptych, which illustrates three contrasting sentiments. These divergent aspects all swirl around a central theme -- is that immature love? desire and longing? Unrequited, unexpressed, condemning and immaterial.
The first image related to the motif's in the song, I call "Romantic." What is this? The innocent hope for a serene kiss; the joining of lovers in a certain paradise.
The second image illustrates a more hidden dynamic, which thrusts the compulsions behind the song: erotic impulses, lust and the sexual instinct.
Finally there is a state of being overwhelmed, where the fantasy of this lover towers -- unreal, made of stone. And so the I succumb to the weight of those emotions -- hopeless, aloof, deserted in the empty plains and hills of some distant place.
Details of the erotic installment. Click to view in high-resolution.
This version of "Blood and Tears" was recorded in November, 2015. I performed all the instruments, including drums, organ and guitar, as well as the vocals.
For "Birth Certificate: The Basement Tapes" I have sourced all of my favorite, most memorable, most potent songs from the years 2011 through 2014. This culmination of many years worth of songwriting, comes together in a purposefully loose, raw and understated form.
Download free in MP3: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tkxo0s2qbiid324/Birth_Certificate_Album.zip