The concept of being between two worlds is something we all feel from time to time and I have never experienced the feeling in so many ways at one time like I have in the days surrounding the writing and recording of this album.
From personal issues to the broadest overview of this world system vs. God's way....little worlds and big worlds that we find ourselves caught between...each pulling at us, stretching us....
...And these all break down to their own worlds within worlds.....
The tensions I have experienced in these tugs of war are reflected in this album. I believe addressing these things through music converts the energy and makes things easier to process. I hope it translates this way to those who hear it. It's like being overwhelmed and unable to find a starting point to begin thinking through things and suddenly gaining a wider view from above...somewhat removed from the situation for a few moments to gain clarity and carry on navigating our way, between two worlds.
The songs on this album were composed while busking outside Stater Brothers and Seven Eleven in Yorba Linda, California.
These songs have profound life experiences behind them and carry a specific message; however my prayer as always is that they are written with enough ambiguity for you to climb into them in your own way with plenty of room for interpretation and application to your own life experience.
The album carries a couple of lyrical threads throughout with the instrumentals in between allowing time to digest and ponder the lyrics. The titles of the instrumentals have their part in the message as well.
I suspect you will pick up different things, lyrically and musically with each listen. The album is thoughtfully arranged and intended for listening from start to finish.
released July 8, 2014
Music & Lyrics composed by Rob Chiavelli
Rob Chiavelli - Guitars, vocals, percussion, e-bow, overtones.
Ron Sachs - Micro-dynamics, overtone enhancement, guitar solo on Suffocate.
Produced by Rob Chiavelli and Ron Sachs.
*Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ron Sachs at Mirror Image Studios, Anaheim, California December 2013 - April 2014.
* Except :
Intro to "Some Time Ago",
"Kneading the Heart",
Spoken word fly-ins in "Shades of Grey" ,
recorded by rc.
Spoken words in "Shades of Grey" - Gregory Williams* from the "Keys of the Kingdom" Broadcast.
*Used by permission. Use does not imply wholesale endorsement of views of speaker nor should my views be assumed to be those of speaker.
My sharing policy:
If you have a CD or a download of my music, whether you purchased it at a price or received it as a gift, even if you stole it, I give you the freedom to copy it and distribute it. I do not want you to sell it for your own profit but that is between you and God.
Now, if you were hungry and you could get 10 bucks for my CD so you can eat – do it!
You get the point? I am trusting you to your conscience. You are free to do as you see fit.