The songs on Three Rooms are looking outward--the lives of people, situations, states of mind. I prefer stripped-down arrangements, percussive guitar parts, wide-ranging melodies. These new songs build on that, fleshing out with overdubbed vocals, invented and discovered sounds, traditional instruments. There's a lot of detailed work in the recordings, but the overall tendency, like the structure of the songs, remains simple. Songs are incantations. These arrangements and recordings are my rituals. Individual songs shouldn't require explanation, so I'm not going to offer any. They either work for you or they don't. Many thanks to Dane Scalise for constant support during this project and to Mark Kalinowski and Mike Tarsia for help with the final mastering. I also have a large body of work for choir, orchestra, chamber ensembles and solo instruments. Some of that music is published by Calabrese Brothers Music and is available online.