Refleksjoner Completed

So the new album, Refleksjoner, is finally complete. 

This is the longest it has taken me to write/record an album with any project.  Normally I bang shit out pretty quickly (more quickly than most), but this was an almost agonizingly deliberate process that took a lot more time (5 months) and effort.  But I can honestly say that it was for the best, and I walk away from this process with no regrets.

I tried a lot of new things and took some chances with this album, but I also stood by what I know and like and who I am.  That, in itself, summarizes what this album was about musically and also lyrically, and what it stands for.  Refleksjoner is Norwegian for "reflections"...and this album spends time reflecting on the past, while looking towards the future.  The album itself is a crossroads for me as a person and as a musician.

At the end of it all, I'm pretty creatively burnt out, and I'm not sure what the future has in store or when I'll be working on music again.  I tend to churn out a lot of shit all at once, and then run into bad bouts of writer's block and being burnt out in general.  But I also have a lot going on in my life, with a business, a family, and all sorts of stuff in this beautiful place I call home.  I also have plans to rebuild/rework my home studio, so that'll keep me busy for a while.

But I think this is one hell of an album that y'all will be able to sit on for quite some time, and I'm incredibly proud of it.

The next month will be filled with promo work, premieres and previews, etc.  (That's probably my least favorite part of making music and of the album cycle in general.)  After that, who knows.

Thanks to everyone who supports AbD, jams the tunes, reads my rambling, and all of that.  I might throw up some more random blogs at some point, who knows.  Anyway, Refleksjoner is coming very soon.  Prepare to have your faces melted.

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