some personal notes about the album: it's been a strange album to record - usually with solo projects the 'mastermind' (hate that word) has full creative control of the project and direction but i allowed every single person involved complete freedom. many deviated away from my subconscious expectations and that was a great way to get over my creative control complex. i gave as little direction as possible to everyone involved so that they could really bring their own flair and artistry to the record in the same way that if a band were in a practice room a band member would give input and ideas.
it was a real personal journey to let my borders down - i've never let anyone into my music before or the creative process. it was honestly terrifying, but i risked making the same record again if i really didn't challenge myself and let myself go. the difference between this record and the new one is immense in a way i can't describe - 'trisagion' sounds like a band where everyone had creative input and is fluidly interplaying. i chose people specifically who i knew would understand what i was composing and man, everyone nailed it.
i've gone from someone who did absolutely everything myself out of insecurity and fear to someone who allowed myself to release creative control to so many other talented musicians and artists. if nothing else, 'trisagion' will be proof of how far i've come as a person and as terrified as i am to share it with you all as it is a hugely personal and vulnerable work, i couldn't be prouder of it. thank you for still being interested in my music after all this time, guys. i'm a very flawed, strange dude who's all over the place but these songs are how i relate to the world and the fact anyone gets anything out of it is immensely humbling.
Digging: Kauan - Ice Fleet