For 35 years, whenever life has allowed, I’ve been making music with Mark Estberg, Rex Flowers, and Jonas Yip. Some of what we’ve done feels pretty traditional to me…although none of us have us have quite figured out what tradition that might be. (So, kind of like my fiction, then.) Some of it’s just strange. (So, kind of like my…)
Some of these tracks represent years of revising and fiddling, especially by Jonas, who is primarily responsible for the production. A couple of them happened in a night. Or an hour.
As a general rule, Mark plays drums, Rex guitar, Jonas bass and guitar and a little bit of anything else the song needs. I play keyboards and write the songs and sing. We arrange and assemble together. It’s very much a band thing.
If you’re looking for somewhere to start… “Make the Time Good” is us at our most accessible and welcoming. “Butterfly Pavillion” may be our aching sweetest. Or maybe “Sealand”. We can get noisy and punchy, a la “Prints on the Glass” or “The Worst is Never Over”. “(What Was) That Place” and “Bobbleheads” are the closest I’ll get to ghost stories in song.
Rex isn’t involved at the moment, but Mark and Jonas and I have been working right through the pandemic. Sooner or later (meaning mostly when we can convince Jonas he’s finished), we’re going to want you to hear what we’ve done.