Time Will Heal Us All - new album + short backstory

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Hey all

Recently, I decided to become proactive about overcoming my anxiety disorder, and one of the things I decided to do recently was give up social media completely. I noticed how much of the things I scrolled past made me feel bad. I became so overwhelmed by my inbox that I eventually quit responding to everyone altogether. I haven't figured that one out yet, but I decided it was best to get away from it completely for a while. This decision led me to some self-reflection through meditation and other things. In this time, I learned some important things about myself, and I suddenly felt a sense of awareness I hadn't felt previously. The most important thing I took away from all of this is how impermanent time truly is. But if given enough time, and an allowance and acceptance of pain and discomfort that comes with change and growth, the bad times won't last forever, and it'll be worth it in the long run. I'd been escaping the present any way that I could because it seemed more comforting to hang onto feelings of the past than to face new feelings and new experiences. This isn't a good way to be, and that became clear to me.

That said, this whole shift inspired me to create something that could illustrate that. I spent an afternoon creating improvised loops with my guitar and sampler keyboard. No lengthy edits, just one take after the next, all captured on a handheld tape recorder in real time (along with some layered field recording from that evening). This was the result. I thought that I would share this here, along with some backstory for context.

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Can't wait to give it a spin. Always a good day when new Bearhead material lands.
Great to hear your sabbatical from FB et al is having a positive effect.
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And it's sublime. Did I expect less? Check it out Twoism.

Happy birthday by the way :-)
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Mate, this is terrific!

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This is awesome. Like william basinski and bibio 69'ing under orangy duvet covers while tim hecker tickles their nipples.
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Cupz wrote:This is awesome. Like william basinski and bibio 69'ing under orangy duvet covers while tim hecker tickles their nipples.


Thanks man, you should write for pitchfork haha.

DEVICE wrote:Mate, this is terrific!



Mexicola wrote:Can't wait to give it a spin. Always a good day when new Bearhead material lands.
Great to hear your sabbatical from FB et al is having a positive effect.

And it's sublime. Did I expect less? Check it out Twoism.

Happy birthday by the way :-)


Thanks for the love guys, and I appreciate the birthday wish too.

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Beautiful sounds. More beautiful is your persistence despite struggle. I'm very glad you've come to such revelation in your understanding of the importance of time and acceptance. You're a big encouragement to me, man. I really mean that. Reading this thread put a genuine smile on my face.

This album is stunning. I have no way of putting it better than the way Cupz placed utter truth to letters. He named every artist that came to mind here. The best pieces of each. Loops broken down to rival that of Basinski, with twists of frequencies alike to Hecker's beautiful Piano Drop/Harmony in Ultraviolet, but comprised of Bibio approved warm guitar playing.

Solid work, fella.
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