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Wednesday Website Lore

11/08/17
don't worry about the time
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"don't worry about the time" was written for the album How Wonderful It Could Be! This album is written with two bookend tracks, seven main tracks (songs with a gem at the end of the title) and six bridges between those main tracks (songs titled in all lowercase letters).

"I've Cast Off My Body and Am Only A Spirit (Lapis Lazuli)" and "Deep Purple (Amethyst)" are the two tracks surrounding this piece. The previous song deals a lot with the idea that there are people, spirits, and ideas that guide you through life to make sure you are doing what you need to do. The repetition of the chorus "It won't take too long" is a mantra that lets me know that what I want will come to me. I just need to be present long enough to take advantage of the opportunities in front of me. "don't worry about the time" continues this idea into a small quiet keyboard led interlude. This piece was written in a single sitting within a span of three hours. The title was a phrase my wife said to me in passing and it stuck with me because I'm constantly worried about the concept of time.  I had a small group of notes that I really liked and began to play this sequence for a couple repetitions. The moment seemed so pure that I decided to press record and let my hands lead me. The end result was a forty minute sparse piece made of small moments. I then took this piece, deconstructed it and layered about ten minutes of it on top of each other. The sections of music seemed to fit together like puzzle pieces. The last thing I added was the talking sample discussing time and observing nature around you. I also faded in the jungle sample at the end to have a perfect segue into the next song. This brought the perfect bridge between tracks with "Deep Purple (Amethyst)" having a deep connection to nature and spirituality.

As always, I want you to be able to put yourself into my songs but I hope this gave you a little bit of insight into my composition process. If there is a specific track you would like me to break down, let me know by emailing me at highfidelityreproduction@gmail.com

I love you all and never forget

Hope Is...Finally Intact,

Hi-Fi

10/18/17
Culture Shock (Chazz Brujo)
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"Culture Shock(Chazz Brujo)" was the first track written for FeverDream: A Dedication Compilation. One of my close friends and great fellow musicians, Chazz Brujo, had recently travelled to Thailand to be with someone he cared about. Before he left, we had a small discussion about how he was excited to go but nervous to arrive in this foreign country. The idea of traveling outside of your comfort zone in order to pursue your love really inspired me and was the motivation for writing this track.

The sound of the Thai natives talking in the beginning of the song brought the location into the atmosphere of the record. The warbled chord progression that loops until it glitches out audibly felt like the mechanical feel of an airplane: That fear-inducing but familiar sound that roars as the plane gets ready to take off. I tried to keep most of my sampling fairly non-traditional in this piece with nearly every instrument being chopped up to a stutter. It strains your ear to listen closely to see if you can discern the melody or rhythm being played. Whenever you travel to another country on vacation, you might learn a couple of key phrases or words but it is difficult to understand and hold a full dialogue. Letting the listener try to discern the chopped up melody puts you in the shoes of Chazz Brujo as he had to navigate a country full of speakers with whom he could barely communicate. As the tempo picks up, the instrumentation gets more aggressive and sporadic. The last element is the "Be My Baby..." singing. This classic doo-wop sound brung me feelings of love and longing so I used that to represent the constant thoughts of his loved one driving him forward on his journey.

As always, I want you to be able to put yourself into my songs but I hope this gave you a little bit of insight into my composition process. If there is a specific track you would like me to break down, let me know by emailing me at highfidelityreproduction@gmail.com

I love you all and never forget

Hope Is...Finally Intact,

Hi-Fi