Blog by Todd about Mysteriet
For our new album Mysteriet we are attempting something we have never tried before. Brad has written an album of songs that we feel is on a whole new level. What he has done is written a concept album about The Trinity but with a unique slant- its about this huge mysterious subject but Id have to say that its written with a very common touch. To me its so different and cool- Ive never heard anything like it. Its very relateable- maybe more so than anything he has ever written. The language is the language of the common man. Reminds me of Van Gogh in a way- he painted very ordinary working people in a way that made them extraordinary. Brads words paint a picture like that. Of course we are not claiming to be in a class with a Dutch master but thats the idea- the down to earth becomes transcendent. Kinda how we are special to an omnipotent God- how is that possible? No one knows the answer to that mystery. On the music side the guys and i are trying to make it as ethereal and mysterious as possible. This is another part of the uniqueness- the music represents the eternal- the words the temporal. Or the words represent the finite and the music the infinite. Tough to do- and we know its essentially a contradiction in terms- but as artists thats where we are aiming with Mysteriet.