A 3-song EP that was originally titled "A Compilation of Influences". This alternate title is a concept I've been wanting to make explicit for some time. The core idea of the album is a sure one: all of our creative ideas can be reduced to a compilation of our influences. Our art is the arrangement and synthesis of those influences, and so becomes set apart as a new influence. We cannot escape allusion, though copyright law pretends we can for the sake of revenue. This album, in that it is free of charge, celebrates allusion without apology. The influences present themselves from both the conscious and the subconscious. The music--as all music--is not only a compilation of my influences present in its making, but of yours too in your listening.
Conducive with the idea of the album, much of the music includes freely downloaded samples from www.looperman.com
and the users that upload their samples there. Some of the original samples are pitch shifted, slowed or sped up, and/or altered. Credit for those samples used and those users who uploaded them will be given per song.
Additionally, this album was mostly written while meeting and getting to know my eventual wife, Sara. This album is dedicated to her and contains memories we have made together.
All the work is attributable under the creative commons license.
The EP in its entirety is available via the free download.