Nostalgia for the Mortuary
My second collection of songs... Most of it is from a time in the early 90s when there was a lot of musical brainstorming going on at The Mortuary. Of course, there have been countless other artistic collaborations since then. This album contains only a few in which I was involved during that period. The music is pretty lighthearted, and so are the lyrics. Other that that, there isn't much of a theme here. Nostalgia for The Mortuary was conceived and written in a variety of places, but was originally recorded for the most part at Mortuary Studios. The newer versions were recorded at my home about 3 miles away in the countryside. I've started referring to the sound of these older titles as "Retro-Progressive Pop." And if you heard the original recordings, you'd know they were done using some of the most primitive lo-tech multi-track recording imaginable. (Step #1: Start off by placing a $2 microphone up to a speaker that is playing the drum pattern you recorded. Step #2: Run the mic into a 2nd tape deck while you play a keyboard part to merge with it. Step #3: Put the 2nd tape into the first deck and repeat the process with a third instrument. Presto - You're your own one-man-band.) But I moved forward, figuring that must be how the pros did it, and started composing. I wrote song after song firmly rooted to the influences of the 1970's progressive rock of Kansas, the modern funk of Prince, and the 'whatever' of Saturday morning School House Rock cartoons. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I've enjoyed creating it.