Collective Memory is an album that's been on my plate for quite awhile. Some of these songs were written as we were recording Holy Gloom, some right after moving from NY. It's about alienation and starting fresh. It's the most personal thing I've ever written, and it feels odd to be so transparent. I recorded these tracks as quickly as possible, as opposed to rehashing and refining the same tunes over and over. Our usual approach is to sit with a pile of songs for years and keep fine-tuning them to our idea of 'finished'. This time around I left the mistakes, the grammatical inconsistencies, the off tune notes, the mis-timed hits.. I wanted to create something natural and not forced.
Dan let me take the reins on this one and have full control, and I am super grateful for that. He gave me some really great advice on how to make these songs sound bigger and warmer. He also mastered the album. Distance makes things tricky, but we have a system figured out for the next batch of songs, and we can't wait to work on those together.
In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the tunes.
released December 4, 2016
Brandon Peterson - Writing/Recording/Production
Dan Bouza - Mastering/Production
Album art typography by AJ Estrada.
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