A small collection of songs. Intentionally spare. For the most part, it's guitars, a voice, bass and lay-about percussion. I suppose there is a theme, which might as well be distilled as "waste and hope." And though the emphasis throughout hits hard (like a hammer strike) on "waste," perhaps the end result is a catapulted desire for more hope. I lived with these songs individually for a long time before deciding to hang them all on the same hook. It's a somewhat mismatched group, but after some distance it seems like they all fit. - jb.