The Side Of Her Inexhaustible Heart

GR 730LP GR 730LP

Gatefold 2LP version on 180 gram vinyl. "Life is only in a personality and every personality is based on dark ground, but this ground must be knowledge." --J.W.F Shelling
"All my records are about my life with Johanna, my recognition that I am so very lost without her, the knowledge that she sustains and nurtures me. I have made each song for her from the start. I set out to write songs to celebrate who she is -- more than I have ever done before, I wanted to recognize that she makes me whole, that even though I have often pushed her away and caused her almost unbearable emotional pain due to my inability to see a way through this life, the trial and struggles of not feeling like I belong in it, feeling the world touches me too hard -- and through all this, she will not let me go. Meeting Quentin in November 2009 was like meeting someone cut from the same tree. When I talked to Quentin about the way the world is, he seemed to have examples of his own that matched mine, the way he played piano showed me he stood up to his ankles in the same muddy water as myself. I sent Quentin sketches on guitar and piano of these pieces and over many months he worked to arrange the pieces as you hear them now. These pieces took hundreds of hours of fine tuning and listening to unbelievably small sections and examining them for truth. The idea was not to play if we didn't have to. I have always been inspired by two musical icons, Arvo Pärt and Bill Evans, and if they have taught me anything, it's that you MUST not play anything if it isn't required. This music is all about the truth, the truth of who she is, the truth about what sustains me. The quiet places, the moments and minutes that make up who she is." --Chris Hooson