This is my fifth album, the bulk of which was recorded in 2008. The whole first side is a radically different interpretation of the 'three little pigs' story. Basically I started out with the premise of "Why might the wolf have a good reason to break into the house?" and the result was a set of songs that turn the story on its head. The track titles were shamelessly inspired by Roger Glover's 'Elements' album.
In some ways I'm a little unnerved by it... the resulting suite is probably one of the darkest pieces of music I've put together and the flipside of the album doesn't really balance it properly. I've made a vow that the next album will be happier.
I think one of my favourites on this album is "The next, a pig on fire". This started out from a sample of Bill Clinton's infamous "I have sinned," speech, later replaced for copyright reasons. It took some time for me to find a suitable replacement voice, but I have Jairus to thank for that. Thanks also go out to Tezkat for his newsreading on the same track.
As usual we have a DMFA-inspired song, this time 'The Dark Price of Eternal Youth', which deals with the quandry any incubus or succubus is likely to face, whether to slowly age and die, or prolong your already generous lifespan by stealing the souls of others. This is a central theme in my webcomic 'Project Future', from which the illustrative picture of Jakob is taken. Thanks Ren, for all you've done to make it possible.
All songs were recorded 8-track except for 3,5 and 8 which used two synchronized 8-track machines.
A PDF version of the cover with full lyrics and liner notes can be found here: