When this album was conceived, it was intended to sound something like it does today, but as I worked on it off and on, small bits and pieces of its character were left along the side of the road as I discovered new things about this music and how I wanted it to be received. The version of "On the Way Down" that you hear is not progressive, lengthy, and full of grandiose like I had initially envisioned it to be. Instead, it is a collage of sorts, comprised of everything worth saving out of a couple months' worth of musical experimentation, in the end only accounting for around twenty minutes of audio – one side of a record. It is extremely short, fairly simplistic, and incredibly noisy, with pieces of music that seem to fall harshly, unannounced, and out of place in front of the listener, often without a fitting transition. It is meant to be an easily-digested, quick listen. It is a concentrated burst of anger and callousness, directed at a very tough time in my life and the person(s) that caused it. It is not for the faint of heart.
released 18 January 2011
damage decade is kolby manning
all songs written, performed, produced, and mixed by k. manning
all instruments performed by k. manning
recorded in various bedrooms, closets, and automobiles along the eastern seaboard by k. manning (jan. 2010 to jan. 2011)
mastered by k. manning
visual artwork and direction by k. manning
produced with Ableton Live on Apple Macintosh computers
jf, af, za, tg, bt, hw, and anyone else who heard music from the album during its production and provided any kind of feedback — your contribution to this is greater than you realize
kb, jw, and any of their social network of young people near the gulf who had varying degrees of influence on the situation that led to this — your contribution to this is less than you think
here's to letting go.
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