Released in May 2023
Printed and crafted at The Fabrik, Alex Henry Foster’s own creative atelier.
The LP features the unreleased song “The Pain That Bonds (Live from The Upper Room Studio, May 1st, 2020)". The song was then cut onto vinyl using the lathe-cut method. Signed and numbered edition of 200 copies.
- clear heavy-weight vinyl
- silkscreen printed
- made with the lathe-cut technique
- signed and numbered (on 200)
- 1 vinyl
- 1 hand-printed jacket
- 1 digital download card
1. The Pain That Bonds (Live from The Upper Room Studio, May 1st, 2020)
Created for the collection “The Pain That Bonds”.
"The Pain That Bonds (The Beginning Is the End) is dealing with that inner struggle between a complete abandonment to the necessity of addressing the numerous ghosts I kept adding to my life and simply keeping the slow-paced abdication to the self-destroying condition of my total absence of courage to set myself free from that profound sorrowful desperation.
The lyrical narrative of the song progresses from an impassive reflection that displays an intimate confession of a relinquished resignation, a kind of conscious hopefulness about the measure of life and the ambiguity of our faith in what’s intangible, as if whatever beliefs - much like any creation that bloomed from personal ambition - wasn’t enough to stand before the honesty of despair, that regardless of how hard and resilient we might be, there’s no answer to the truth we need to create for ourselves in order to keep on going on, wherever it may lead." - Alex