A collection of short songs with an emphasis on visualization. These stories take place during the final days of Summer and throughout the Autumn season. Where they take place is up to you. A love letter to nature, life, death and various states of inebriation.
Broad influences include German Expressionist films depicting dream like states while conveying one's true inner self. Our anger, angst and anxiety. Nature's struggle with civilization and the relationship between the weather and our feelings are also prevalent themes.
Dedicated to all I've lost, all I love and all of my friends.
The song Pinot Noir also appears on: MCFK Section 8: Transmutations
released October 19, 2016
As a drummer / djembe player, this was my first songwriting, singing and guitar playing effort. Lyrics and music written and arranged by Ash Vyas. Inspiration for each song will be listed in the song description.
I played guitar, djembe and sang vocals on every track. Special thanks to Oliver Ignatius for playing bass on every track and piano on Shades Of You. Special thanks to Anand Vyas for playing guitar on Fall Asleep. They both wrote and performed their own parts. Special thanks to Jeremy Laboy for crafting the album art.
Scarecrows and Cherry Blossoms was recorded, mixed and mastered by Oliver Ignatius at Mama Coco's Funky Kitchen in Brooklyn, New York.