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RECORDING OF "LABYRINTH" ALBUM

SOUND

Labyrinth was my first acoustic self-released album.  Musically, the idea was to stick to acoustic instruments.  I learned a lot from making this album and am very excited to share new music in the future.


ALBUM ART

Here's the cover art by graphic designer, Adam Slechta.  What's so interesting about a labyrinth is that there is only one way in.  The 'one way in' just so happens to also be the only way out.  Once you reach the center, you're technically half way there, and then you must turn around to work your way back out.  In a way, it's kind of like reaching the top of a mountain.  You can only spend so much time at the top.  Those who conquer Mt. Everest can only breathe for so long before they must turn and head back down.  They cannot live on top of the mount.  Likewise, no one would want to stay in the middle of a labyrinth.  However, sometimes it is difficult to find motivation to finish.  The twists and turns of a tangled web of walls can be daunting and overwhelming.  Fortunately, unlike a maze full of dead ends, a traditional labyrinth has only one path to follow.  There's really only one way to go... forward.  

Sometimes it's better to have gone through the LABYRINTH rather than to have walked around.

GREEK MYTHOLOGY

History's most famous labyrinth was designed by Daedalus in Greek mythology.  In the center of the labyrinth was a half man / half bull (known as a Minotaur).  The Minotaur was slain courageously by Theseus.  In the story, Theseus was able to navigate the labyrinth by using a ball of thread given to him by the King's daughter who had fallen in love with him.  

After being imprisoned within his own labyrinth by the king, Daedalus fashioned some wings out of feathers and wax.  He cautioned his son not to fly too close to the son.  Both Daedalus and his son, Icarus, soared out of the labyrinth.  However, Icarus, forgetting his father's words, flew too close to the the sun's rays causing the wax on his wings to melt and send him fatally crashing into the sea. [Be sure to check out songs, Threads of Red, Labyrinth, and Icarus from the album.]  


OFFICIAL "LABYRINTH" LYRIC VIDEO



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