After The Darkness

by Elsey

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This, the first installment from a back catalogue of music, represents a body of material reflecting the time immediately following young adulthood. Did that make sense? Does anything? Things were only starting to make sense when I wrote much of this. Resolution was in the air.

I was in transition between Montreal, Toronto North Bay and the James Bay Lowlands. On a personal level I was everywhere and nowhere between- a physical and metaphysical vagabond!

In the time leading up to this I was in arts school, and was coming at the world with all the energy I could muster-which was a lot. Needless to say, when it was over, I was burnt out, disillusioned and certain I hadn't accomplished a thing. Hibernation was in order!

With rest comes clarity, with the road comes solitude and with solitude comes introspection. This began a frenetic look inward. From that came this album; the content partially autobiographical, partially from the dramas of others unfolding around me, lots of it both.

I don't think that my journey is necessarily unique and I don't believe in nostalgia-I think it's unhealthy. My hope is to eventually chronicle all the periods of life, like a quilt. Sound waves that blanket me as I look to the future and figure out my next move. With that said that's all it is. Rock music ephemeral- as is this, a slice of time- I'll make no apologies. I do however thank all of those who have been with me along the way. This is dedicated to you-the ones I've loved. I thank you everyday for what you've contributed to my tapestry. It's got a ways to go yet, but it's coming along nicely.

Elsey 2012

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released November 13, 2012

All music written, performed and mixed by Bryan Elsey.

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Elsey North Bay, Ontario

Bryan Elsey is is a multi-instrumentalist, actor and playwright. He is a graduate of both Concordia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and a BEd from Queens.

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