This is the first album I worked on collaboratively. My best friend Ian Parsons joined the band right after Love Is Hard and has brought a new dynamic with proper drumming and saxophone playing. Crisis is a "double album" with this release being the main side and a second disc with ambient loops and a bit softer outtakes from this record.
This was recorded from the winter months till the late spring of 2016. There are repeated rhythms, improv & planned spoken word, and guaranteed tinnitus with every listen.
Like each album, I'm never certain that there will or should be a next one and with the weight of the world in constant rotation, things tend to prove the necessity of an additional outlet.
The spoken word segments were in tradition, recorded drunk, upset, and never intended to be "lyrics."
I'm a writer first, I wouldn't even call myself a musician. Ian's a cartoonist, we work painstakingly on our art each and every day and there's something therapeutic about these loud bouts of feedback, it's something to get us through the day.
I hope listening provides the right amount of hurt, the right amount of comfort within the dead hours of 2-5 a.m., (when most of these were recorded) and whatever else you may be looking for.
Keep fighting, your crisis and your struggle is as real as you believe it to be.
released May 15, 2015
Eros Livieratos- Vocals, Guitar, Contact Mic, Oscillation, Theremin, Drum Machine, self-inflicted abuse
Ian Parsons- Saxophone, Drums, self-inflicted abuse
Maria Sweeney- Moral support and the beautiful album art
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