the original artwork below told a story. a vibrant, raw shard of recollection. the band dug it and loved the tale, but wanted art that evoked a more all-encompassing flavor of nostalgia than i suggested, and more importantly something that departed from their last EP, "Stumble".
here's what i got out of it, particularly from the title track.
imagine sitting next to, close to, a former lover at a bar. you stare through your drink, speak in low tones, obliquely, of a favorite shared memory, and you're both excruciatingly aware that at any moment the walls will fall and you'll plunge back into it. that's what this was to me. that hot, waiting gap between your gun-shy fingers, that shared reminiscence.
too bad. the final (above) artwork captures some of the warm, smoky tones from that scene and the music in general.
the liner and disc were just me having fun with the theme and story.
if i can get around to it, next up is a postmortem of "Deep of the Well." rollout. /.n [while listening to Ditched by Kate]