The shape of gratitude

I’ve had a few days to think about the EP release and collect some of my thoughts on what this all means to me. The first studio recording is always an important step for every band. It establishes not only their presence to the public but also affirms amongst the band members their capabilities as a group and where they might go as a band. There have been much more than four band members involved in this endeavor. That said, I would like to thank my former members, Pauline and William, respectively, for their participation, energy, spirit, and musicianship in the creation of this project. My current band mates, Aoi and Michael, for sticking through all this time as we figured out together just how we could release music that ‘fit’ all the nuances that comprised years and years of our collective experiences and efforts. I offer a special nod to our newest member, Antoine, for coming in so late and quite simply saving the day when we absolutely needed to keep going. I want to thank the ‘Maestro’, Raphael, for his experience, understanding, and ability to help me shape my vision of the band’s music. Friends, supporters, fans: you are the lifeblood of any band’s efforts. You have given favor after favor for simply asking about the progress of the band, offering a thought, throwing a compliment, attending shows, and lending an ear to an obsessive and quite mad creative. I can only say “thank you” but perhaps that is enough when it is sincere and cherished.