We are reaching the final stages of planning for our next recording! On September 30th and October 1st we will be going into the studio (the great Systems Two in Brooklyn) to record My Garden, a fifty-five minute song cycle made up of the strange, epic, laconic, and deeply personal poetry of one Charles Bukowski.
This cycle is a kind of reflection on the authors adopted home and my birthplace, Los Angeles. Bukowski’s writing captures the urban sprawl and self-consciously casual feeling that permeates the culture of Southern California. Growing up in California, Bukowski had a cult like following amongst my friends and I and his short stories were though of as no less than the word of some newfangled God-like prophet. Later, after moving to the east for school I revisited Bukowski through his poetry. Bukowski is able to elucidate larger truths in a kind, open and often deeply funny way. He was a master of the pointed, razor sharp observation.
The record will feature Christine Correa, Jeremy Udden, Douglass Yates, Kenny Pexton, Brian Landrus, Albert Leusink, Ben Holmes, John Carlson, Alan Ferber, Max Siegel, Frank Carlberg, John Hebert, and Michael Sarin.