If questions and curiosity prompted The Sun Flights to leave on their nine month musical adventure around the country, then it’s only to be assumed that greater questions and curiosity remain. We returned with no answers whatsoever. But we did write House of Man, a nine song album.
I don’t think any of our songs pinpoint a specific experience or moment during our travels. In fact, many of the songs were written in a few different places and over a period of a couple months. However, they are based on emotions, imagery and stories from around this country.House of Man is a reflection of the time we live in, which is a reflection of the times we come from, all of which will determine where we are going. We, as mankind.
There is critique in this album but it comes from a place of love and hope. The generosity shown to us during our travels, the hardships and strength of the people we met, the landscapes we encountered are so vast, so indescribable that we know House of Man is a small perspective. But it is what we have.
We’re looking forward to recording this album at The Spice House. A beautiful, recording studio in Fishtown, built out of wood from an old Lancaster barn. We knew we would record there when we walked in to the smell of wood, the tall ceilings and a conversation about the very sound we’ve spent four years sculpting. We hope to have this album recorded and ready to share by early 2015.
Risks and challenges
We are giving ourselves the month of November to fully realize the songs and ensure our confidence during the recording process. The most realistic challenge we think could happen would be the need for more recording time and in turn more money. An obvious risk is the potential inability to reach our goal of $1,500. This would be a set back to the creation of the album, the production of CD's and general saving for future tours/recording projects. We hope to release the album in the early new year.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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