There is something happening with me. Things are gaining mass; growing fecund with layers of meaning. I feel like just maybe I am learning slowly to hold oneness and chaos together.
The release of these songs into the world comes at a momentous time. Big things are happening, and the ripples reach everywhere. These songs are a part of those vibrations; their refraction through me.
I am grateful for every story I have ever read, lived, or been told. Each one has prepared me by stretching my imagination that much further; so that when life happens, it does not feel so unfamiliar. So that each day— or if not today, then tomorrow— I feel just a little less lost; a little less alone.
Today, I "didn't accomplish much." Things I tried to do didn't go as planned. Opportunities to go out and see beautiful things slipped away. But I am not angry or disappointed. I fed and cleaned my body, I showed care for those in my company, and I let this music go— like yesterday I said I would.
This title of this EP, and of three of its five songs, are in Basque— or Euskara. Perhaps the beauty of its name, in its own tongue, can explain my infatuation with the language— its round, open vowels and slithering syllables. Erori Da, the collection's title, means "fall down." Harrigarria, the opening track, composed around Parisian sirens caught in a rainy rush hour, means "amazing," or "surprising." Katea means "string;" and arnasketa, "breathe."
These songs were made between December 2017 and February 2018.