when we initially decided upon implementing the "art versus industry" moniker, i knew we had to put extra emphasis on doing something that not only felt challenging, unique, and interesting to us- but our potential audience as well. the general approach was "if it doesn't feel right, it's probably the way to go" that initially resulted into something that most would find pretty un-listenable.
"lapse" is a good example of the mess i had put myself in when initially writing this record. sometimes it's easy to get lost in "art" when using layers of sound as violent brush strokes that don't necessarily make sense by themselves. however, after stepping away from the song for an introspective six months, i was able to take every element and place them into an immersive stereo environment that offered a feeling of cohesion (to me at least). after all, the song is one giant envelope of noise with one general purpose: to push what you're used to listening to. perhaps we succeeded?
--avi ghosh 02/07/11
lapse (music/lyrics : avi ghosh)
we shed our need for acceptance with you
now we hang on to apathy
we've left the branded fixation for truth
you're just feigning sincerity
the tide's are changing
transition is due
i've lost all track of time
that's taken my youth
i'm killing myself
i'm following through
a lapse of restraint
just to prove it to you
and we grow
down into the...
released February 7, 2011
written, recorded, performed, and produced by avi ghosh
at transience studios (austin, texas)
drums tracked by nick munos at test tube audio (austin, texas) with kevin butler
art versus industry : nick munos, avi ghosh, matt gruber
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