In these last weeks this crazed-but-keeping-cool man has rediscovered what it truly feels like... to float. And no, I didn't meet someone. :) The new SILT record, Backward Forward, was released digitally on the Super Moon, and it has brought more cozy-comfort than I had ever expected. The words, "like having an albatross flung from the shoulders" have frequently been leaving these clove-flavored lips, yet it is so much more than that. With this release comes a release of many "dark nights of the soul"... channeled, filtered, repackaged, and sent forth aurally into the ether. This album being some of thee most mentally and emotionally arduous material ever experienced and explored makes it all the more alleviating finally being behind me. It can only be hoped that others will resonate, respond, and benefit from these experiments and outlets as much as I have. Something, anything with so much time and energy put into it inherently emits elements and properties to influence and affect the Outer, the Other.
The realization of this album's finality is still coming in waves. Perhaps because with the ending of one thing, another begins, yet even after much deprogramming this mind still seeks bitter-sweet nostalgic patterns of thought from time to time. Just now, making file transfers from current to past projects has sent another wave to the mindshore. And so it is done.
A new chapter now begins, and with departure from this city where I spent so many years now imminent, older ghosts now appear and reveal additional reflection. I welcome them with open arms and puckered lips. With hugs and tongues, I love.