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Unfinished Self

by mandala eyes

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    The artwork for each of these cassettes is hand-drawn in white ink on recycled paper. The tapes themselves are cream-colored and were dubbed one-by-one in real time on my personal tape deck. Includes experimental polyrhythmic bonus track "Heartbumps".

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    These CDs are packaged in recycled cardboard gatefold sleeves. All the art on the package and disc is hand-drawn. Includes experimental polyrhythmic bonus track "Heartbumps".

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    Bonus track: "Heartbumps," an acoustic experiment with glitchy editing and polyrhythmic layering, from the period when Unfinished Self was being mixed.

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    Compact Disc (CD)

    These CDs are packaged in recycled cardboard gatefold sleeves. All the art on the package and disc is hand-drawn. Includes experimental polyrhythmic bonus track "Heartbumps".

    Includes unlimited streaming of Unfinished Self via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Originally titled "No Self," this album was planned to be an acoustic guitar & piano collaboration between myself and an old friend. The songs were written and guitar & bongos recorded in late summer/early fall of 2014, but after several months my would-be collaborator dropped out of the project and it got shelved.

During the summer of 2015 I unearthed the recordings and decided to embrace their raw, minimal, unpolished aspects. After just a bit of light mixing and additional electric guitar & almonds-in-a-jar-shaker tracking, I found myself enjoying the music as an affirmation of my individuality during a time when some important relationship in my life have changed radically or died.

The new title, "Unfinished Self," reflects my decision to embrace the songs as they are instead of trying to complete them with another collaborator; and in another sense, the unfinished (as in raw, unpolished) textures of the sounds; and finally, the truth that individuality exists, and my self is a work in progress that is always growing, dying, changing, learning, emptying, filling, and never finished.

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released August 31, 2015

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mandala eyes Madison, Wisconsin

mandala eyes is the homegrown experimental guitar music of genderqueer human Alex Alexander. (they/their/them)

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