released June 9, 2015
Written and recorded by Kyle Bates from late May 2014 to early March 2015 in a closet room and a moldy basement in NE Portland.
Tuesday Faust sang on “melt” and “awake”.
Alec van Staveren played bass on “something”.
The wolves on “melt” live in the forests around Squamish, BC and were recorded by Bella Tsefalas.
Mastering handled by Parker Johnson
pill bottles, hand and mnemonic photographs by Alec van Staveren.
Squamish photograph by Olivia Tsefalas.
drowse photograph by Dani Ransom.
Design and layout by Daniel Schultz.
Here I would like to thank people and things directly involved in the content of soon asleep, Mnemonic and drowse as a project (if we are or have ever been close thank you for being in my life, you know who you are): Parker Johnson (Italics), Alec van Staveren, Kevin Gwozdz (Desert of Hiatus) and Taylor Malsey (Taylor M.) for helping me bring this music to life—my mother, father and sister—Tuesday Faust for your beautiful voice—Daniel Schultz for being intensely supportive and releasing this—Bella Tsefalas—my journal—Victoria Ayers and Cooper Campbell for the video work—Dani Ransom for turning your lens on me—Rachele Mosley—Kristina Esfandiari, Thom Wasluck, Iphigenia Gras, Nicole Colbath and Lane Oliver for convincing me that this project is worth continuing—Olivia Tsefalas for the perfect photograph—Alana Schachtel—Nate Sonenfeld—Gato Negro—Clonazepam—dreams—Mat Miller for releasing songs to sleep on—Phil Elvrum for casting a shadow—sadness—everybody involved with Oligopolist—anything and everybody I have forgotten. Isn’t memory strange?