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ABOUT THE ALBUM

In 2018 I was anticipating the birth of my first child while simultaneously producing music for multiple film and television projects. Most of my days were spent glued to a chair writing and re-writing cues while I worked on autopilot.

As I began to burnout in mid November, the Woolsey and Hill fires ignited in southern California and surrounded our home. We watched the Santa Monica mountains set ablaze from our bedroom window and were called to evacuate somewhere between 2 and 4 in the morning. I threw my computers in the car, my wife grabbed a small stuffed animal my mother had purchased for our soon to be daughter and we started driving.

The experience of driving through the fires was surreal. It looked like hell, with flames reaching as high and as far as we could see. For a period of time the smoke became so thick that we couldn't see in front of the car and it quickly seeped into the vehicle making it difficult to breathe. The entire year proceeding this drive, all of the work that was so important instantly felt insignificant. 

DIVIDE is a collection of tracks that inevitably came from the turmoil, uncertainty and impending burnout of this year. I never intended to make it public. When I felt I was finished with the tracks, I put them on a hard drive and only revisited them when I thought a piece might work for a project I was pitching for.

It has now been about four years since I wrote the first track for this album entitled Safe House. It is the most sincere snapshot I have of where I was personally and creatively, as I waited for my life's next chapter as a parenthood to actualize. 

I hope that someone out there may listen to DIVIDE and it will be on in the background as they go through a strange and tumultuous year. Then like I did, maybe they'll forget about it. It will be lost on a playlist somewhere, only to be discovered one day, replayed, and aid in reminding them that stormy weather always clears.

The Musicians

The greatest part of putting this experiment together was the opportunity to meet and befriend so many talented musicians. Only one of them I actually know in person, while the rest of become digital allies that did all of their sessions remotely. Thank you for your unbelievable talents and contributions to these tracks.

Ro Rowan: Cello - Marta Horner: Violin, Viola - Max Karmazyn: Violin Viola - Julie Elven: Vocals - Tori Letzler: Vocals

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In 2018 I was anticipating the birth of my first child while simultaneously producing music for multiple film and television projects. Most of my days were spent glued to a chair writing and re-writing cues while I worked on autopilot.

As I began to burnout in mid November, the Woolsey and Hill fires ignited in southern California and surrounded our home. We watched the Santa Monica mountains set ablaze from our bedroom window and were called to evacuate somewhere between 2 and 4 in the morning. I threw my computers in the car, my wife grabbed a small stuffed animal my mother had purchased for our soon to be daughter and we started driving.

The experience of driving through the fires was surreal. It looked like hell, with flames reaching as high and as far as we could see. For a period of time the smoke became so thick that we couldn't see in front of the car and it quickly seeped into the vehicle making it difficult to breathe. The entire year proceeding this drive, all of the work that was so important instantly felt insignificant. 

DIVIDE is a collection of tracks that inevitably came from the turmoil, uncertainty and impending burnout of this year. I never intended to make it public. When I felt I was finished with the tracks, I put them on a hard drive and only revisited them when I thought a piece might work for a project I was pitching for.

It has now been about four years since I wrote the first track for this album entitled Safe House. It is the most sincere snapshot I have of where I was personally and creatively, as I waited for my life's next chapter as a parenthood to actualize. 

The Musicians

The greatest part of putting this experiment together was the opportunity to meet and befriend so many talented musicians. Only one of the I actually know in person, the rest of become digital allies that did all of their sessions remotely before that style of working became standard in 2020. Thank you for your unbelievable talents and contributions to these tracks.
 

Ro Rowan: Cello - Marta Horner: Violin, Viola - Max Karmazyn: Violin Viola - Julie Elven: Vocals - Megan Friedman: Vocals

ABOUT THE ALBUM

ABOUT THE ALBUM

In 2018 I was anticipating the birth of my first child while simultaneously producing music for multiple film and television projects. Most of my days were spent glued to a chair writing and re-writing cues while I worked on autopilot.

As I began to burnout in mid November, the Woolsey and Hill fires ignited in southern California and surrounded our home. We watched the Santa Monica mountains set ablaze from our bedroom window and were called to evacuate somewhere between 2 and 4 in the morning. I threw my computers in the car, my wife grabbed a small stuffed animal my mother had purchased for our soon to be daughter and we started driving.

The experience of driving through the fires was surreal. It looked like hell, with flames reaching as high and as far as we could see. For a period of time the smoke became so thick that we couldn't see in front of the car and it quickly seeped into the vehicle making it difficult to breathe. The entire year proceeding this drive, all of the work that was so important instantly felt insignificant. 

DIVIDE is a collection of tracks that inevitably came from the turmoil, uncertainty and impending burnout of this year. I never intended to make it public. When I felt I was finished with the tracks, I put them on a hard drive and only revisited them when I thought a piece might work for a project I was pitching for.

It has now been about four years since I wrote the first track for this album entitled Safe House. It is the most sincere snapshot I have of where I was personally and creatively, as I waited for my life's next chapter as a parenthood to actualize. 

The Musicians

The greatest part of putting this experiment together was the opportunity to meet and befriend so many talented musicians. Only one of the I actually know in person, the rest of become digital allies that did all of their sessions remotely before that style of working became standard in 2020. Thank you for your unbelievable talents and contributions to these tracks.
 

Ro Rowan: Cello - Marta Horner: Violin, Viola - Max Karmazyn: Violin Viola - Julie Elven: Vocals - Megan Friedman: Vocals