NO END IN SIGHT (2019)
01 Your World
02 Exit Review
03 Friday Night Dream
05 Paranoid Vigilante
06 Lloyd George The Statesman
07 Sneaky Man
08 Old Beginnings
09 Lies of the Republic
10 Below The Ground
11 Home At Last
12 Let's Do This Again
13 The Formula is in the Safe
14 BEing a Cow Is For The Birds
15 April's Precursor
16 Rocks And Climate
17 Survived This Time
20 October Surprise
TOTAL TIME: 71 MINUTES
20 more windshield cracking tunes from the brain of LH. If the previous year's songs were any indication of where things were to go, No End In Sight shows that staying prolific helps you stay prolific.
Recorded in San Antonio, Texas at Studio 1927 from 2015-2019
LH - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Drums, Samples
Lyrics, Music, Concept and Artwork by LH
Production by Thee Hef
© 2000-2019 Les Heifner
AVAILABLE MAY 2019
Another record with 20 songs. This one longer than the last one. As the title implies, I was on a writing path that had no end in sight. I had to slow myself down at the time by recording cover songs and trying to listen to folk music. That was my personal challenge for the "next record," which would essentially remain out of print and out of the public eye for some time. As with its predessor, No End In Sight continues this re-record, rerelease binge. Is it the songs that matter, or the recordings? To me the answer is both. Had I the opportunity to release this record at this high of quality to begin with I would have, but as a painter paints a painting over a lifetime, these tracks evolve and grow like a biorganism, on their own after all these years.
Many of these songs were written in anticipation of and in deflation from a fantastic trip to the West Coast. From San Francisco to Portland to Seattle and The Gorge in Central Washington. I saw Pearl Jam, Sonic Youth and Sleater-Kinney. It was magical. Being somewhere else truly sat my creativity on fire. I sat on top of my house after arriving back and watched a gigantic piece of rock burn up in space over the Hill Country. It was special. It was time to lock myself away and let things happen.
Music started coming forth from my fingers much like air floats into one of those ugly inflatable waving creatures that so many retail establishments hope will attract customers. I felt like I was attracting the creative force every time I hit the record button. Sometimes I would purposely let my fingers just go where they wanted to go next. “I’ll be lazy, and let my fingers pick the riff,” and next thing I knew I had a working melody or transition.
This record basically wrote itself. Upon officially recording, as with many of these other records, those notes somehow found my fingers again all this time later with little rehearsal or practice. The songs are just out there floating in space, doing their own thing, dipping back down to Earth to say hello again, seemingly at my invitation. No End In Sight is a credible example of that. I can never be thankful enough of the ability to participate in the act of creation.
Special Thanks to Every Other Fate, Bret, Shannon, Liz, the Byrn crew and everyone else who made 2006.
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