MOVE IT AWAY (2019)
01 Move it Away
03 Infinite Regress
04 Triple Binary
05 Sayonara II
07 Sit and Swim
10 November 22, 2003
11 A Minor Incursion
TOTAL TIME: 46 MINUTES
In the manic musical days leading up to the formation of the band Holding 1, the tracks on Move it Away fractalize into multiple styles, similar to the previous album. But the sound of Holding 1 was being prepared.
Recorded in San Antonio, Texas at Studio 1927 during 2017 and 2018.
LH - Vocals, Guitars, Keys, Drums
Lyrics, Music, Concept and Artwork by LH
Production by Thee Hef
© 2003-2019 Les Heifner
AVAILABLE APRIL 2019
It’s only a partial exaggeration to say that Move it Away consists of musical output I was not able to cram into Holding 1 during the year of 2003. This is partially true, with the noted exceptions of A Minor Incursion, Never and Infinite Regress, all of which made their way onto Holding 1 setlists. These tracks were additional exercises in expanding my own personal musical vocabulary.
Throughout the active period for Holding 1, I would present songs to the guys. The tracks that were thought feasible to tackle at the time, were absorbed into the band. They’re presented here in their pre-Holding 1 compositional framework. But I give them too much attention. They're only about 25% of the record. Sayonara II was the second part to Sayonara, a track that ended up in Holding 1 under multiple musical configurations. But part 2 never made it beyond Holding 1 rehearsal room speakers.
A Minor Incursion closes out the album as the original piece it was intended to be, a longer, more expansive track, (whether this was a good choice, I don’t know.) Being able to revisit these songs, most of which weren’t really thought of much after, has been a challenge. There was a goal I had in mind back in 2003, and my attention was diverted from the quality of these tracks in particular, as releasable assets. The current time period has given me the opportunity to think of the structure of these tracks in a wider scope if necessary.
Alternatively, I could narrow the scope if needed in some cases. It’s been important to remind myself that these songs were written in a time of constant musical self-correction, attempting to navigate the musical atmospheres of other musicians. That could explain why this record, and the two proceeding it are very different than the albums that came before them, and after. While those fluctuations contribute to some inconsistencies in the creative output, they also give rise to some of the best moments to date in anything I’ve written. There are gems hidden everywhere in this album.
Special Thanks Todd, Jim, Bret, Paul, Yesenia and The Square of San Marcos of 2003.
Switch - The Norm - Between Floods - Move It Away - A Simple Synopsis - Holding 1's Own - Demonstration - No End In Sight - Quantum Mechanics - Venezuela - Excommunication - Singularity - Aesthetics - Conditional Conduits - Where Are We - Imminent Doom - Mechanical Echoes - Twenty and Seventeen - Recidivists - Pastel Matte Violence