Tucked in the fine print of an eviction notice, in the eye of a dope-addled straphanger, a star-crossed lover, or a drunk who's overstayed his welcome at even the most liberal of taverns is “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” Running scams for a $3 come-up, actually enjoying the incidental lacing of a first blunt, texting former flames for a bit of reassurance on a rainy day in New Jersey drunk off Blackberry Schnapps or being fed-up with the half-assed everythingness of indy rap artists, it all exists in “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” It’s the elongated gaze from a complete stranger on the downtown 4 train and feeling as if you know them internally. The space between the space you have to finally sit down between day jobs and bleed a little bit. Maybe it’s Hemingway’s poetic side and not him sipping a Caipirinha and treating his flavor of the month like shit. Maybe it’s a mix of both. Sometimes to the tell the story you have to use angles only a few will understand and worry about the rest later. Sometimes you have to tune out everything that is happening and find “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place.” Hell, it took me a year to get here… More likely it took all 28, but I got here. I hope you enjoy the view as much as I did.
All the best,
released April 15, 2014
1.)"Photosynthesis" Prod. By: Dr. Quandary
2.) "Let Me See Your Tongue" Prod. By Blockhead
3.) "Lens" Prod. By: Quelle Chris
4.) "Supreme" Prod. By: Willie Green
5.) "Waiting For Godot" Prod. By: Zilla Rocca
6.) "Berlin: Prod. By: Dr. Quandary
7.) "Junkie" Prod By: Fresh Kils
8.) "Criminal Childish" Prod. By: Blockhead
9.) "Juliet Has Survived" Prod. By: A.M. Breakups
10.) "Rod Stewart" Prod. By: Marmaduke
11.) "Indifferent" Prod. By: 2 Hungry Bros.
12.) "Short Days & Sharp Blades" Prod. By: Has-Lo
13.) "Can't Make It Stop" Prod. By: Marmaduke
14.) "Quit Starin'" Prod. By: Small Pro
15.) "Young Alone Alive" Prod. By: Steel Tipped Dove
16.) "Hold It Together" Prod. By: The Cometeers
Executive Produced By: PremRock
Mixed and Mastered By: Willie Green
Recorded By: Willie Green at the Greenhouse
Except: "Waiting for Godot" and "Criminal Childish" recorded at the International Dart Parlour by Zilla Rocca and "Juliet Has Survived" Recorded by A.M. Breakups at his old crib.
Additional Vocals on "Lens" by billy woods & Willie Green, "Waiting for Godot" by Zilla Rocca & billy woods, and "Can't Make It Stop" by: Lauren Kelly Benson.
Painting by Rachel Debuque
Design and Layout by Justin "Jus-FCA" Keller for FCA Designs