my latest project I call brand new ache. It was written
and recorded in april through august 2001. During which time my life
took a downward spiral
suffered through a break-up, lots of chaos
around my world. I felt things Ive never felt before. New doubts,
new frustrations, new strength, new found weaknesses, new anger, new
mercies, new grace and a brand new ache.
Brand New Ache
n/a (Independently released)
San Antonio, TX
where to begin?
03. one of the luckiest people in the world
04. clear blue goodbye
06. underneath the tree of stars
07. aint life sweet?
08. devil and the deep blue sea
09. swing your dress
10. the last time i saw you
11. brand new ache
12. heres to the losers
bless them all
Chris Taylor returns with his first album since Worthless
Pursuit. Brand New Ache -- and it's companion, The
Lo-Fi Project -- are actually homegrown releases created "for
the fans" by special arrangement with Rhythm House Records.
Taylor commented on this hiatus from his national releases: "...although
i'm still tied in to that big process of making a record for distribution
and mass marketing, i felt it worthwhile to make a record (or
two) for the fans who've been into my stuff for a while now."
NEW ACHE LINKS:
here for an interview about the two homegrown CDs.
a closer look at the artwork (coming soon)
the brand new ache lyrics
the chris taylor juke joint
by Eternal Gypsy Music
Brand New Ache
Product Number: CTODISC 091101-2
myself into the studio (tonys house) and he gave me studio time
to record the kind of record I wanted to make. I knew I had to have
complete control over all aspects of this creation. I wanted to produce
it, have a big hand in the mixdown, the artwork (Id been doing
some painting...), pick all the musicians to play on it. The exact opposite
of both of my label records.
Anyway, for better or worse, this is my baby. Its the inside of
my head, the belly of my heart, the walls
of my soul. The songs were written and recorded quickly cos I
wanted to keep that spirit goin
get bored too fast! The musicians learned parts, made up parts on the
fly, laughed and made all sorts of fun, wild noise with me.
There was something refreshing about doing an indie record at this point
in my life. Sell it out of the
back of my car or through the net. Lots of people came to help me out,
Geoff Lupton and the folks at Krazy Kat helped me snag some gear for
live and in studio use. Greg Carnes helped organize the studio schedule
and keep me booked on the weekends. All the players donated their time
and energy to learn
the songs and make the sessions
everything you know is upside
the life you had no longer around oh no
to a song now the story of my life. Tv, clubs, church all became boring.
Sometimes you find yourself with no motivation, no easy to see answers,
no direction and no big plans
this is that time for me. I hope
you can find some strength in these songs. Maybe some peace for whatever
is goin on in your world.
Me? Im tired and need sleep. Ill wake up tomorrow and feel
the heat of the texas sun on my face and try to start a new chapter
keep on keepin on, brothers and sisters. And maybe
we should all try to go with God
Recorded in Berkley, CA with matt slocum in matts garage as a
demo. This was one of those songs that just arrived. We didnt
have much to work with- no lyrics at all, just the title. Matt threw
out some chord changes and I started scattin vocal lines and then
we really built the track with added guitars and a pedal steel. We recorded
this quickly on pro-tools and I was supposed to go back and actually
write lyrics since the words to the recorded version were made up on
the spot. That never happened and the tune remains as-is
one of my favorites.
This was again made up in studio for the brand new ache
sessions. Me, shane, and justin just turned on the tape and let this
one fly. There was only a few minutes left at the end of the reel of
tape and our engineer Tony F said to make it short. It was gonna be
a hidden track or something kinda throw away until I talked myself into
putting it as track one on the new record. It sets up the mood of the
record and has quite a spirit about it. RUBEN V came in later to put
that far away crying guitar on there. He played the parts and I screwed
with his delay pedal! Oh
the joy of being in control!