Everwater

Everwater

By Joel Gartner

Released
Friday, February 24, 2017
Studios
Milk & Honey Studios and Spruce Park Studio and The Physics Lab
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Everwater

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"Advertising On Police Cars"

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"American Circus"

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"The Damage"



Track Listing

1 - American Circus

2 - Advertising On Police Cars

3 - The Damage

4 - Hold Me Back

5 - This Is The Way It Begins

6 - P.O.P.

I performed all the guitar, bass, drums and vocals on this album.  I named it Everwater when I noticed the unintended recurring theme of water throughout most of the songs.  To me, the influences of the music I was listening to during the writing process are instantly noticeable on each of the six songs: Plini, Matthew Good, Alter Bridge, Opeth, Skyharbor and Sevendust.

I approached the writing and recording process differently than on all of my previous work.  Rather than prepare a group of songs to bring in to a studio to be recorded, I decided it was time to construct a makeshift studio of my own.  This studio was able to follow me throughout several moves in southern Manitoba from 2011 to 2016.  Once the recordings were completed I would send them to my cousin Ryan in Calgary, where he would mix, engineer and add piano and other instruments that to this day I still occasionally discover deep within the mix.

Lyrically, I offered a critique of the American political system (it's a joke), told the story of a community trying to fend off a natural disaster (it floods), described an individual crying out to their partner to save them from overwhelming odds (they do), told the story of a relationship stuck in a cycle of love and hate (it continues) and described an individual whose worsening pain drives them to continually seek relief through any means necessary (painkillers).

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