bonus material free with purchase of entire album, including secret track "where do i begin?" which was previously only available to fans who searched back to
-3:53 on the c.d. version of messages.
"messages" (wilton's second album) is a concept album about the loss or distortion of information transfered through various mediums by people attempting to communicate feelings, and thoughts to each other. the theme of answering machine messages being played back runs throughout, serving to demonstrate how hopeless, and occasionally transcendental such attempts can be. everyday inspiration triggered by outside stimuli sets expression into motion. sometimes the result is an attempt to reach out and connect with another human being. the album itself, all the songs within, the album art, and in fact everything leading to the making of, or the ingestion of this album is an example eternally feeding back on itself.
the vocoder vocals on the second chorus the titular (and final) track naively understate the predicament many of us find ourselves faced with everyday.
a voice for the voiceless tells us:
"some people have something to say.
they don't say anything.
they're afraid that they'll say it wrong.
so they keep it to themselves.
other people listen all the time,
but they don't hear what they want to hear.
they feel alone, and they are."
one can not read too much into the original album cover, or the lyrics of this album.
hundreds of references, clues, and riddles infest the album.
from the hidden track that starts before the first song (aptly titled "where do i begin"), to the 12th track with with only 3 seconds of silence on it. this album never gives less than two meanings for any one expression.
from the misplaced square of track listing on the back of the original cover, to the c.d. text programmed into the original c.d., nothing is ever less than what it seems. in fact the entire cover is completely reversible. created with options in mind.
released February 21, 2016
jakob grossmann, chris smart, ken robinson, jennifer morgan, sven rathke, tim davis, brian lieb, jay williams, greg trumble, rod castro, matty sonar, richard hopper, sean mcfarling, linus markus schimdt, jan kirtcher, nia washington, gil gonzales, and wilton
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