Based on the Borges short story, “The Two Kings and the Two Labyrinths”
"My two great loves are desert country and physics" -J.R. Oppenheimer
Created with photographs taken while in Alaska.
Album art created in collaboration with photographer Landon Speers.
This hour-long album flows like a continuous piece, foggy and associative; much like the act of trying to recall a distant memory residing on the fuzzy edges of consciousness and instead piecing together something altogether untrue, something too pleasant to have ever been real.
For the re-issue I hand drew and digitally painted what I remembered the original cover to look like.
The image was hand drawn with pencil, based on the 1852 painting Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, scanned in then digitally colored with manipulated textures from Odilon Redon paintings.
The album travels down some dark paths as it ponders the absurdity of life, which led me to base the art on Goya's The Disasters of War. Artwork was made for each track on the album and released as singles.
Cassette release presented by Dead as Digital, Stadiums & Shrines, and The Road Goes Ever On.
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