I USUALLY CREATE A RECORD WITH SOME TYPE OF MEANING BEHIND IT; SOME REASON IT DECIDED TO CLAW ITS WAY FROM MY IMAGINATION AND FORCE MY BODY TO WILL IT INTO EXISTENCE. ALIAS IS ONE OF THOSE PROJECTS. IT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST LABOR INTENSIVE WORKS I’VE MADE SO FAR. IT’S SO DIFFERENT FROM WHO I’VE BEEN AND WHAT I’VE DONE, AND I GUESS THAT WAS THE POINT OF IT.
THE LAST 2 YEARS HAVE BEEN SO UNLIKE ME. I FELT LIKE I LOST MYSELF. I HOPED THIS RECORD WOULD ANSWER QUESTIONS, BUT IT DIDN’T. UNDER THE WORKING TITLE “A DARK DESCENT”, IT HELPED ME COPE WITH A DESCENT INTO THE WORST MENTAL HEALTH DECLINE I HAD EVER EXPERIENCED. I HURT PEOPLE. I WAS TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. I OPENED DOORS I SHOULD HAVE LEFT CLOSED, BUT IT ULTIMATELY HELPED ME LEARN HARD LESSONS.
MOST IMPORTANTLY THOUGH, I LEARNED ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO TRULY BE YOURSELF. I DON’T THINK I’M QUITE THERE YET, BUT I’M WORKING ON IT.
THIS RECORD IS ABOUT THAT.
released April 8, 2020
Special thanks to...
Mom & Dad
I went from being heavily invested in Rock and Roll and electronic to blues and metal. After I had made that inherent change in my mind, my love for electronic sort of dwindled and puttered out. The monotonous drums and mediocre guitar of synthwave and even glitch was just too much:
Then, I find these guys: MASTER BOOT RECORD. And they instantly become a favorite of mine. A band that can at once make me smile as a metal fan and bring back a joy in electronic, that I thought was long lost... Haukim