Notes from My Wounds
Welcome to my thoughts. "Notes from My Wounds" is my attempt to understand the sorrow that a breakup can bring as well as the nervous energy an unknown future holds. The instrumental songs were all improvised as I overcame my hardships. If you listen carefully, you'll hear me weave through sounds of sadness, hope, pain, and optimism. They have become a great way to fall asleep at night. Enjoy, roland 1. "Immaterial" 7:02 (instrumental) Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood CA in a live echo chamber. Assisted by Duane Tornquist 2. "Scream Inside" 4:48 (vocals/lyrics: Robert Interian) recorded at The Complex, Los Angeles CA Earth Wind & Fire's old studio and a borrowed guitar from Bono of U2 were the setting for this moving song. 3. "Untitled @ 3am" 4:21 (instrumental) Couldn't sleep. So i played this idea onto an old 4-track cassette and after attempting to re-record it in the studio, it became the master take. 4. "Birthday Wish" 4:49 (instrumental) i called her on her birthday and played this piece over the phone while i was recording it. 5. "Unknown" 3:52 (vocals/lyrics: Liz Magro) Written at the beginning of our 10 year journey. Recorded at The Complex, LA. 6. "Unsecured Hope" 4:10 (instrumental) Recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood CA in a live echo chamber. Assisted by Duane Tornquist 7. "Release Me" 4:26 (vocals: Susie Tallman, lyrics: Susie Tallman, Brandy Rosenberg) background vocals: Kieth Woods, piano: Ken Self, percussion: Al Salas, recorded at A&M Studios, Hollywood & Milagro Studios, Glendale Mixed at The Complex, LA. additional engineering: Efren Herrera 8. "3 1/2 Years, The Day After" 13:26 (instrumental) Recorded at The Complex, LA Sitting on the floor of this historical studio, with matching M50 orchestral microphones (#34 & 35) from the 1940's, I record these thoughts. This is the truest my guitar ever sounded. 9. "Her Touch" 13:13 (instrumental) background noises: Melissa Robinson recorded at Colada Mix, Coconut Grove, FL All songs were performed, written, produced, and engineered by Roland Alvarez except where noted (c) 2006 Mastered at Colada MIx, Coconut Grove, FL.