Release Date: January 28 2003
Once Every Never is my first (completed) solo album. It was
recorded at varying intervals between November of 1998 and March of
2002, but mostly after August of 2001.
The songs run the gamut from the raging opener "Turn Away / Fade"
to the quieter, more introspective "Ablaze". My goal was to vary the
songs as much as possible; to make no two sound alike.
The bonus songs were the only three songs that were completed
for the record but didn't officially "make" it. "Præying Eyes" was
more or less a demo take, left incomplete when the amp I used to
record it ceased functioning. But I went ahead and finished it, warts
"Six / Seven" and "What It Means" were written while I
was a member of the Hartford emo-core band The Little Dipper in early
1999. A student at the University of Hartford offered to record us
for his recording final, and we chose these two songs, which we
considered our best. But the student opted only to mix "Six / Seven",
and not very well at that, leaving us only with our modestly crappy
live recordings of the songs. So, when I got home, I recorded them myself,
trying to stay as close to how we performed them as possible.