November 25, 2016
Gun Mother finishes debut recording, These Golden Threads.
Barbara Arriaga came up to record with us while she was existentially phasing between Austin and Pittsburgh. Closing doors in one, open doors in another. One her last night in town, we sat out on our porch and celebrating the completion of the record (well, mostly complete. Still cause for celebration). The sessions went remarkably well and our approach in creating atmosphere paid off with less pain than anticipated. We spent the final weekend recording our orchestral arrangements. To give the whole thing a natural feeling, we recorded the quartet live in a very large room.
Barbara makes fantastic margaritas and we sat outside, celebrating. Barbara and I have played music for a while, we have survived both each others' company, as well as the struggles of a hard-won life. She as been my companion on this journey across the Charon of my artistic death, seeing the demise of
Reverend Glasseye and tolerating and abetting all of my insecurities, my existential crises and my hopeless and oft-drunk pursuit of some greater meaning or purpose.
That night, we talked about our collaborations; this recording and the last several Reverend Glasseye releases, our transcendence from a mutually miserable ledge several years back and how all these things and this life has affected the art we create.
"It took all these little threads to get to where we are." She said
And that is absolutely correct.
While we don't have an immediate plan to release our debut recorded, named from Barbara's sentiments, "These Golden Threads", it exists in the world. We will be considering our options. Considering trying to get it released on a label or whether it would be better to release it ourselves. We will be releasing more information in time.
I am not sure what is best, I am not a businessman and have no intention of becoming one.