I decided to take a minimalist approach and curated 5 special songs to feature in this years catalogue, for reasons I shall elaborate on below! Looking back on this year, 2020 was the perfect opportunity to reverse the searchlights within, to slow things down and focus on what really matters.
At the start of the year I took some time away from music in order to rediscover my relationship with it. The process of creating music is the easy part. The process of releasing/marketing/promoting the music on the other hand is when the ego likes to get its grubby fingers all over this thing that was pure expression and twist it into something its not. I went searching for answers on a way to get around this loophole, a way to conquer the ego in a way that my identity wasn’t a byproduct of the result of creation.
What I’ve gathered so far is to surrender to the process, dedicate all actions with devotion and leave the rest. Plant a flower for its fragrance, not for the fruits it may grow.
The album cover is a photo of Cooper Lake circa 1970 I believe. My great-aunt Maureen unearthed some old family photos dating back around the time my great-grandfather settled in Dwight. I loved this particular photo, and fits perfectly with the vibe and intentions of the music on the album.