4 years after "Three", 11 since "Mistake", 12 since "musique concrete"... a lot has changed in the world since then. Social life is all but dead, and things are generally feeling a little bleak. On the surface, this might seem like the kind of moment where you'd like to hide in a hole and never crawl out...but then you remember that eventually we all end up in a place that we can't turn back from. So you push on.
that's where this album comes in. thematically it's filled with anxiety, questions, wanting answers, fearing the unknown, and all those existential things that plague us all.
this has been my way to cope with the world today.
I hope this album helps you see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. it's there, it's just a little faint at the moment.
with some of my strongest material ever, i truly hope you can find something in this music, and i can't wait to hear what you have to say.
Dedicated to Remi. I think you'd like this one. Rest easy my friend.
© musique concrete music, 2021. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work reproduced reserved. Unauthorised copying, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting of this recording prohibited.
released February 12, 2021
RECORDED IN CALGARY, AB BETWEEN JULY 2020 AND FEBRUARY 2021
all music written, recorded, programmed, arranged and played by Mike Ryszka
"Disappear" mastered by Julien "Stazma" Guillot at Electric Voyage Studio - stazmathejunglechrist.com/studio
All other mastering completed in house.
A huge thank you to my parents, Anita, Roman, Marshall, and Manuel Clement for your support.
Also thank you Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke and Radiohead, Eddie Van Halen, David Sylvian, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Einstürzende Neubauten and countless others for endless inspiration.
artwork concept and design - Mike Ryszka
cover photograph - Anita Polski
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