A concept album about the transformative power of love, set against the backdrop of mythology and cosmos, to the metronome of the ancient beating heart of Earth...the images here are sky and sea juxtaposed, perceptive boundaries shifting, the interplay of shadow and light that creates all visible reality, cosmic paradigms reversing, the simple beauty of all things reverting to their source... it is also a geographical description of previously unexplored territory of mind discovered through hallucinogenic shamanism in the Amazon. The story is conceptualized as a reference to Ovid's Metamorphoses, one of the greatest allegorical descriptions of transformation and change ever composed by human hands, and the songs follow the course of its narrative.
The album artwork was designed in collaboration with Oklahoma artist Tiffany Nachelle Edwards.
The following bands, artists, poets, and sages have also inspired the creation of this album: Blue Valley Farmer, XMAS, Sea Couch, Sarah Capshaw, Sad Sad Bicycle, Letters, Eleanor Murray, FRMR, Young Readers, Depth & Current, Gentle Ghost, Matt Dill & Angela Schroder, Hyena (Laughable Recordings), Keisha Register, Mickey Reece, John Calvin, Aaron Varela, Steve Deckard, Ashtavakra, The Giving Tree Band, Crown Imperial, Ziona Li Riley, Rae Rome, Sharalee Stevens, Birches
Recorded Summer 2011-Spring 2012 in Norman, Oklahoma
Mixing, Mastering, and additional engineering by Chris Harris at Hook Echo Sound, Norman, OK
released May 3, 2012
Joey Paz- Frontmoth (vocals, guitar, synth, banjo, drums)
Dallos Paz- Capturer of Electric Wizardry (Production, drums on tracks 1, 8, 9)
Bryce Delbridge- Righteous Rhythmic Conjurer (drums on tracks 2, 3, 5, 6)
Lyndsie Stremlow- Spinner of Harmonious Poetics (backing vocals, lyric lending*)
Tiffany Nachelle Edwards- Psychedelic Color (art design)
*The line "My heart swells like the harvest" is borrowed from the song "Fruit That Fell" By Lyndsie Stremlow/Birches
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