The album is meant to flow as a story. The front cover features me and my guitar stepping into an open book, required to make a choice in order to move on. Once opened, I encounter a green landscape with houses I am unfamiliar with. The actual CD showcases fish, which I relate to releasing things, such as things I couldn't say. The CD booklet was meant to read like a poetry book. For each song I illustrated/painted something that related to the song somehow. There are no mentions in the CD booklet that it is for a CD to add to the book feel. The back of the CD case features blue circles to represent honesty.
Each case has been hand stamped, painted, and drawn on by myself. I scanned my drawings for houses and cut them out and colored them all with colored pencil. I used quite a bit of glue sticks too. Every button/pin is hand painted/inked and features a wolf. I thought it could be something that helps make you feel like you can take on anything when you have self doubt.
50 were made.
Each order will contain a physical Open Book burned audio CD, CD case, CD booklet, and a wolf pin/button.
Includes unlimited streaming of open book
via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
i’ve been rinsing out those dirty dishes
i’ve been making meals made for two
packing leftovers you’ve been slowly picking
and you’re coming back like you always do
i’m a backup plan for your bad friends
yet you’re so alike,
coulda passed a reflection for you
back up from me
what am i some kind of sunflower seed?
you pick me up to put me down
what a clever strategy but you’re all found out
found you in a museum sculpture, something ‘bout the eyes
losing warmth in all your blankets
you’re colder than crushed ice
but something in me wants you to stay around
i keep thinking that one day you’ll turn around.