IMPERIUM DE SOMNUS, INTERREX DE VITRO REGIA:
(Empire of Sleep, Regency of the Glass Castle)
This work is meant as a goodbye, a big wide wave
I have spent the better part of my life writing and performing music, and while I don't intend to stop doing those things, I do think this will be the last under the Ʌ alias.
Through these songs, I have explored the sounds and textures I have spent the passed years developing. From my classical training as a pianist and composer, to the hip-hop darkwave, the north African rhythms that have have been the cornerstones for my works, and the southern American swamp blues tonality I have always had resonance with.
This is also an important milestone for me, personally.
Some of the lyric liners will read "From the Spirit House", these are songs where both the lyrics and the music were 100% improvised (a la my other project "Abe Sada" abesada.bandcamp.com)
these are places where I felt completely honest and very free, so I hope you feel that too.
When there are lyrics, they are my most straightforward and my most personal, and perhaps it is a strange idea to include them, but honesty is important in work.
I would like to thank absolutely everyone who has helped me write, produce, and bought works from me to allow me to continue working.
I would like to thank the countless artists who have been instrumental and inspirational to me throughout the years.
This album will be released on cassette later this year with extra tracks, and if you are on my mailing list, I will be sending out that info when its available
released 24 August 2012
All songs written, performed, and produced by X.S.V. with the exception of "Hopelessness" which has lyrics written and performed by MAGZILLA.