I made this record in 2005, and it’s kind of a transitional record. I was trying to make a few things work at once – mixing real songs with some of the arrangement methods we were using in Hotel Universe and at the same time adding in new sounds. I bought an Alesis Micron, my first real synth, and started trying to program it. I think it all comes together on the record after this one, but here it’s a little bit of a jumble. Still, there are a few things I really like, especially the instrumental “Ashburn”, which starts with a harmonica/accordion vamp before the drum machines come in.