January 15, 2008

January 15, 2008 11:14 PM

Julia Kent played cello on the album today. She added elegance to the sonic palette of what is becoming the reality of the vision I had nearly two years ago for this album. I asked her to echo one of the melodic phrases sung by Philip Anselmo who sang a very special version of “Overthrown” for the album. This is the most beautiful moment on the album to me and the song relates to the new acoustic version of Mouth Of Flames in theme and acts as a balance for the guitar driven pieces within. Yes, I have created another concept album. It is not of one dimension and meaning and pertains to the state of the earth and also humanity. Yes, I have written thematically outside of my ‘self.’ If the Anhedoniac album is autobiographical in nature (and it most definitely is) , this new album is being written through me (as an oracle ?) yet not about “me”…

Have you ever understood the inherent meaning and heart of something you have not known on the physical realm? I have undergone this experience in making this album. Am I transformed as a result?

There are no sufficient words…