After releasing "Our Haven", the idea of another grandiose album was my personal hell. I couldn't do it, I was burnt out. I'd just made it my goal to complete various genres to see what I could or couldn't do.
However, the concept of youth and my childhood never left me after I pondered it very hard about nine months ago. I knew it was aching to get out, so I buckled in and let the music take me for a ride, crafting this conceptual behemoth that I call "Beautiful & Dangerous Youth".
If anything could be the best parting gift to my innocence and my childhood, this would be it. And that is what I leave you with.
Thank you for listening.
released September 25, 2013
Ethan Aguilar - instrumentation/artwork/production/engineering/additional artwork
Rydell - cover art
Featuring Lovely Guests -
Nèfta Poetry (Stéphanie Melyon-Reinette) - Caribbean poet, writer and performer on the track "Credits" with her poem, 'Fury'.
(( Words from Nefta: I published two poem collections: "Les Bleus de l'existence" (L'Harmattan, Paris, 2009) that will be translated "Life Bruises" and "Ombres" (Editions Persée, Paris, 2011). She's working on a third collection entitled "Mousmée" that will be released in late 2013. Mousmée is a Japanese word which means "woman".
My performance project is a acoustic poetry and Choreographic duet with Gerald Toto entitled "Melt In Motherland" from which a stage performance is done and eponymous of the poem collection (among other pieces). ))
Muags - Performs "Leaving" on the track, "Credits"
Andrew Vall - Performs Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's, "My Lost Youth", on the track, "Credits".
Danielle Tsumita - Characterization/vocals interspersed through the album.