Hot Wire Heart moves through heartbreak and isolation and psychedelics and depression and arrives somewhere hopeful inside of a life in transit. The album was recorded behind microphones across the country and in the back of an RV buried deep in the mountains of Northern California. I feel that HWH embeds the experience in the moment and connects the listener to some visceral thing that lingers inside all of us.
When it came to producing this album I crossed many bridges eventually arriving at the fellas behind the Buddy Holly Flight Simulator. A duo that specializes in dream-state tectonics, weaponizing the ebb and flow of subconscious thought. What we've put together is a journey that I wish for you to let into your day.
And now a word from Rich Ferrara and the Buddy Holly Flight Simulator:
From the glowing abyss of silence, a powerful om materializes out of the ether, hovers around the bardo, and finally, pointedly, cracks the glass holding together this reality.
When Clarity, suffocating under the weight of himself, found his dream deferred, he searched his inner consciousness for a path to the sublime; discovered a way to change everything.
This album is a radioactive, pineal enhancing, heroic dose of transcendental magic. Clarity has provided the most helpful directions of all: those that will find you lost, embracing the quixotic life, from Keno to Tomorrow Never Knows, heart full of the joy that follows fear and loathing.
May you never recover.
released April 1, 2017
vocals by Clarity
music by Buddy Holly Flight Simulator (Rich Ferrara and Jim Guschel)