You subtitled Dementia "a break-up album, sort of.” That’s partly a kind of joke, although I was going through an intense time period and wanted to go with that. Most of the recording was done in the wee hours, alone.
But why "dementia”? I was interested in moments in people’s lives that lead to it, the breakdown. Some tracks are named after specific states. "Sundowning” is the late afternoon period where people who do have dementia really lose it; "Apraxia” is where they’re aware but can’t move. So I tried to make each piece coincide with the definition for each title. In the end, the challenge was to get better, but technically the person didn’t. The last piece is "A Wish,” hoping you can cure the problem, but that’s probably impossible.
The cover art is wonderful! Jessica Eaton did an analogue photograph of several people simultaneously squirting Silly String. It looks like a brain cell. Great image!
Why did you form your record label, Drip Audio? I felt I needed to get into creating as many things as I could and good way to do that was to start a label that let things be what they are, no particular categories. People in Vancouver heard about it and now it’s overwhelming. (Drip Audio)
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