Wax Wings Project
Chiparus is deceptively simple, unassuming yet interesting, lo-fi, homemade, and honest songwriting for the people. The Wax Wings Project is Chiparus' debut record. The story follows from the porch of a Santa Cruz home, the traffic and wind Chimes mixing with thoughts and memories in the air, in my head... Logging onto my computer, I lament over an email romance-gone-south in Ashley's Song... deciding to leave the house for a bit, I end up downtown and in a relationship with a troubled waitress, Nasturtium, the bright orange flowers found growing through the sidewalks in the dilapidated part of town... Jessicca is a more in-depth tale of a woman who's sunk to the point of sleeping with her doctor to feed her drug addiction... returning to the head-space of track 1, Evil is the mounting pressure of domesticity; the claustrophobia of quiet nights not saying what must be said... My Berenice delves into my darkest fantasies as I obsess over a beautiful stranger and imagine having my way with her--perhaps realizing the sickness of my desire... Water is a sublime interlude washing me of the demons exposed in Berenice, and preparing for... The Time Apart is a return to Chimes, similar chords/melodies, though instead of endlessly repeating itself (like a wind-chime does), the cycle begins to change, the personal realization has occured, and I begin expressing my private wishes, my songs, my expression will carry me out of the labrynth... (the remaining 7 tracks are bonus material including 4 tracks from my Chiparus 'Wrecked' EP, a few live recordings including a cut of 'Cold July' with THE BILLS backing me up, and more...