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.
dear there’s no way i could tell them i’m sorry
when i know that they are the reason you worry
somehow i am holding the grudge that you buried
and i’m shoving it right through their guts in a hurry
i’m folding my clothes and i’m folding my feelings
my thoughts are a rush
when it all comes to dealing
with things that could crush me and you
are we healing?
and if not there’s a way
i will find it
i know that we just
have to get up and get dressed
have to get up and address
that we were never any less
i will learn to groove i will
take care as i should
i will open up
i will always be in love
the universe was taking a break from a walk in the park,
took a seat on an empty swing
shifted the weight of the stars and planets involved
and he felt a little more free
spoke his mind at the top of the playground said
“i am only me”
we don’t have to prove anything at all
we could just continue to live