Tuesday, January 20, 2004

Well, it's been over four months since an update, so this one will be quite lengthy. A short version follows - I've also written down some thoughts on how this project has evolved over it's recent time frame, and the events and situations that influenced how this project became a reality.

To summarize the status of Torn Between Dimensions, Mark is finished with his drum tracks, I'm putting finishing touches on guitar/mandolin and keys, and Michael is hard at work on his bass parts. Final mix-down is certainly close, and discussions are in place as to the location and engineer.

I am going to avoid discussing what the music sounds similar or dissimilar to. I will say that the way I envisioned this CD's impact on the listener is akin to an emotional sledgehammer, and I think my aim has been true. I have played rough tracks for a few close fiends and the reaction I've gotten is one of exhaustion, not unlike the feeling after watching an engaging movie with difficult subject matter. The emotions behind the compositions run the gamut from elation to rage, and everything in between. Sometimes the emotions are expressed musically in a linear fashion, and sometimes all are present at once. It is my hope that the listener makes this as personal a listening experience as possible, and that they are able to relate to, struggle with and conquer their own war with self.