This album comes from the second composition challenge Phil Taylor and I have done together.
The rules allowed us to write and record the album from November 11, 2011 to February 12, 2012. I was required to make 7-10 songs, one whose lines' first letters had to compose the full alphabet and one about childhood memories, and I had to use each of the following words at least once: glib, quid pro quo, unambiguous, dichotomy, garish, permission, strategy, illuminate, blanket, mansion.
Once I was done writing, I submitted the lyrics to Phil, and he named the album.
This album is original both in its styling, which returns somewhat to my more folk/country sound but adds a bit of a tribal, natural flair, and it is the first album I've released as studio arrangements/cuts performed in a single take (with background arranging of 5 of 9 tracks) with video.
The official recordings for the challenge were released on the eve of my 33rd birthday.
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