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    Tracing the line from love to birth.  Jumping out of a moment impossible.  Reveling in the thrill of newness, energy and light.  Followed by insecurity and fear of a creeping dark shadow only to realize that it’s the same darkness you’ve always known from your past failures.  Finally, seeing that you are the same, facing the accusatory, cherishing the difference and seeing the glorious future in explosions of color.  5 Years of beautiful imperfection, challenge accepted and ultimately watching the shadow fall and the light rise.

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All my life I’ve wanted to do something perfect. Something lasting, created by the heart. And then… he is perfect. All I need to do is not change the sunrise, the heartbeat, the rain shower. A promise I can’t let go. We stare, dance, dream deeper and deep. But a question lingers whether I can rise to meet, to see… As we move the world gets smaller and small and while the orange sky turns blue I follow your gaze and I know our hearts are free. But can I rise to meet, to see, to lead… you. Meanwhile, after everyone is asleep a lonely guitar plays staring studiously at the notes on a scroll, hour after hour. Soon a groove, a melody, a noise rises from the glow in the darkened corner and realizes the emotion in the air. Just two more notes…


from 5 Years, released February 10, 2017
Additional mixing on Rise by Carlos Noboa at Drop D Studios, Quito, Ecuador.



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By Default By Design

The journey begins alone in a room with two dozen 45s from the rock-n-roll, surf, rockabilly 50s, moves to pop, disco and stadium rock then into the underground – techno, college, rap… Ten years studying in an indie record shop, club dj, garage band revivalist, boogie blues drummer, electronic producer always results in a gentle landing into a comfortable career and happy family life. ... more

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