Chris Daly tried to stuff the SP1200 in his backpack.
Regarding the album in its entirety, “It took about 3 years to write this album. I deleted the album two times in a row after I thought I was finished. I was going through some life shit and trying to make music whenever I found moments of ease. A couple of the tracks made it through from the first draft, and the rest I wrote in the last six months of its completion.
“All the tracks started as little zones that I could hang with for a while. Just these loops that felt right with me for whatever mood I was in or that I could smoke to. They were spaces that gave me some solace when it was hard to make sense of a lot of things.
“I gathered sounds from the neighborhood where I live and grew up in and collaged them into the tracks. Dogs, low flying helicopters, sonideros and new wave in the near distance on weekends. There is tension and distress here, but there is beauty to be found in the hard work and resourcefulness of the people. I’m the 4th generation of my family here, and everything is a memory for me.
“The album isn’t directly about the neighborhood, but it informs my experience here what music is for me.”
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