A Beautiful Weakness / 12.13.2012

Free download at Bandcamp


Format: Digital
Edition: N/A
Runtime: 16min 04sec
Label: Audio Gourmet


October 2011 to November 2012. Influenced by life, love, time, and fading memory. Sacrificial love is not a weakness, but a strength - it is "a beautiful weakness."

All these tracks were created using a handheld Sony Cassettecorder. Each part was recorded individually; all parts were then played back into a laptop and arranged using multitrack editing software.


1. Wilted... (0:26)
2. Introduction (1:29)
3. No Mail Today (2:12)
4. Carousel (0:36)
5. A Beautiful Weakness (2:51)
6. A Winter's Migration (2:33)
7. The Gift (3:29)
8. Staggerings (1:49)
9. ...Memory (0:40)


"The latest release on Audio Gourmet may represent its best tea break to date... This collage of a recording is beautiful in the traditional sense, like one’s favourite faded wallpaper, the sway of curtains across a sickbed, the sight of glitter and glue, the scent of sugar and sprinkles..."
- Richard Allen of A Closer Listen
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