Eulogy for Land
February 3rd, 2019
Hi all. Hope you’ve been staying warm. NY was a motherfucker for a couple days there, but today it feels like spring is here.
Here’s the fourth entry in this subscriber series I’ve been working on. It’s been a rapid pace, but it feels sustainable for now. My aim with these subscriber releases is to have something nice to listen to every three weeks. Normally I would be publishing these as cassettes and sending out promo copies and all that – just that, for now, the flow of ideas is outpacing my capacity for administrative work. Happens, right?
Eulogy for Land is a lengthy, funereal piece, born from anxiety about our actually literally impending global ecological collapse, and the accompanying Holocene extinction. It was written and performed in an evening using a baritone guitar (beginning), a contact mic (middle), and an acoustic guitar (end). It’s extremely spare – musically there’s no loud, scary moves here. It’s something you can fall asleep to (if you like thinking about this stuff while you’re trying to get to sleep lol).
If you haven’t checked out the subscription series yet, I think you’ll dig it. It’s three bucks a month – the price of a cup of coffee. You get downloads of all my previous albums, plus a steady stream of subscriber-only releases like this one. (Disclaimer: some of these might see releases on other labels some day but there’s no plans presently.)
Thanks for listening. See you in three weeks.