i took this photo in my studio last december, when we were filming reunion sessions for my old project. i remembered this photo as i was driving today, looking back at my previous work as reference to my next recording sessions. it’s fun to look back before you get into your next project — you realize the battles you won and the battles you lost. i think one of my favorite parts about winter quay was the contrast i created between day and night.
a couple of months ago, i released an album under the producer/artist name bones like snowflakes as i have been for the past three years. i was writing out this track originally for a different project, but i was bent on changing it to a more ambient sound as me and a collaborator were hanging out in my studio. this was the same time when mark, also known as spazzkid, and i started to talk about our writing processes, etc. it also happened to be the time when i found out that we were almost neighbors, and a possible collaboration could happen between us. i saw this opportunity as a pot of gold, because mark was one of my favorite dj’s back home in manila, philippines. mark made this song epic. the build up and the tear down is magnified in his music, starting at 3:12 all the way to the end. that’s one special thing about mark — he can turn 1’s and 0’s into sounds that make you feel something.
you can listen to mark’s new full-length album desirehere. he’s also doing his first show in LA this coming thursday. congratulations, mark!
Two versions of “Yearning,” inspiration taken from one of my favourite Bones Like Snowflakes songs, Caitlyn at Midnight. I painted this as a gift to the band’s main man, Marvin, and our little chat earlier got me thinking of making a cover art for every song from their new album Winter Quay, Summer Blankets. We shall see.