Archbishop Jason Polland - "Inexorable Paths"
(BNW 034 - 2013)


Engineer Your Fate / Monstrously Refined Tastes / Ice Cycle / Expedition Of Blood & Snow / When The Men Fight, Their Wounds Never Mend /
Contemplative Primitive / Charles B. Goes To Hell / Gentleman Sloth / National Depravity Authorization Act / My Inexorable Path


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SOME NOTES ON "INEXORABLE PATHS":
This album was recorded under the rules of the "RPM Challenge":
10 songs, or 35 minutes of music, entirely created in the month of February.
A production diary was kept during the process:

RPM CHALLENGE PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 4
Researched music, compiled ideas. Recorded basic tracks for first song last night. Was awoken at 3:36am by a two-toned chime; again at 6:38am by the voices of a man and woman:
"This is all yours, huh?"
"Yep, it's all mine."
Of course, nobody was in the house. Dreams become strange and intrusive as I dive into music.

RPM CHALLENGE PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 5
Finished orchestrations for Song One last night; spent seven hours today composing Song Two.
Want to keep working, but don't want to get burnt out. Resume tomorrow.

PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 8
Day 6, composed a short atmospheric piece, Song Three.
Day 7, spent whole day adapting a melody in vain; met with crushing failure; wanted to discard my body in a landfill; forcibly overcame despair by dancing to Japanese music videos.  After an hour, envisioned a new approach; resounding triumph!  Song Four successfully summoned from the void.
Day 8, orchestrated and perfected Song Four, very pleased...

PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 14 - HALFWAY POINT
Day 10: Composed Song Five.
Day 11-12: Failure; nothing of value accomplished.
Day 13-14: Created and orchestrated Song Six.
Halfway-Point Summary: Reviewed all six compositions; ambivalent toward several; will try to salvage them. Must continue the precious futility to its inexorable end...

PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 17
Composed Song Seven, the first song in this project to make me laugh.  My compositions have been so serious up until now...
Note to self: More ridiculous music.

PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 21
Day 18-19: Composed and orchestrated Song Eight.
Day 20: Failure.
Day 21: Composed Song Nine and Song Ten.
One week left to write lyrics, record vocals, and draw cover art.

PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 22
Mixed down all ten instrumental tracks, trapped in a Dungeon of Sound.  During composition, each song sounds perfect with headphones, but when played through speakers--- the horror... the horror...  Been awake 22 hours, keep catching glimpses of imaginary spiders.

PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 26
Day 23: Began reviewing tracks and writing lyrics.
Day 24: Recorded vocals for Song Eight, Song Ten, Song Four.
Day 25: Recorded vocals for Song Seven, Song Nine.
Day 26: Recorded vocals for Song Five.

PROGRESS REPORT: DAY 27
Recorded vocals for Song Six (very pleased) and Song Three (the return of a certain C.B.)...  One day remains to write and record lyrics for Songs One and Two, and then, uh... frantically try to mix everything down into a listenable state.  Worst-case scenario, two instrumental tracks appear on the album; but hopefully inspiration will strike in the final hour.

DAY 28: SUCCESS
Wrote lyrics and recorded vocals for Songs One and Two, re-recorded Song Two instrumental as the original was flawed.  Mixed everything down without incident.  By the Light of the Platypus--- success!

ARCHBISHOP JASON POLLAND - "INEXORABLE PATHS"
01-Engineer Your Fate (Song Four)
02-Monstrously Refined Tastes (Song Six)
03-Ice Cycle (Song One)
04-Expedition Of Blood And Snow (Song Nine)
05-When The Men Fight, Their Wounds Never Mend (Song Two)
06-Contemplative Primitive (Song Five)
07-Charles B. Goes To Hell (Song Three)
08-Gentleman Sloth (Song Ten)
09-National Depravity Authorization Act (Song Seven)
10-My Inexorable Path (Song Eight)


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