“Shil” was a bonus track made by Travis Pope for his friend’s approaching wedding. It’s sounds were recorded during the “Home” recording sessions at 5th Street Studios by Evan Kleinecke and it’s visuals were created during the depths of the late March/April quarantine of 2020. It released on Friday June 5, 2020 and it’s music video debuts today on their one year anniversary.
Shil’s sounds were made by the Korg R3, the Roland TR-8, the Critter and Guitari Pocket Piano, a field recording from a creek in the Lost Maples State Natural Area, and a field recording of a beloved Jack Russel Terrier’s collar. The backdrop for the “Shil” music video is influenced by Ben Prisk, made with acrylic paint, and was an important outlet in itself during last Spring’s scramble. It currently resides in San Antonio, TX with the happy couple.
Austin is the first song from “Home”, Music Of 25’s new studio effort out 1/1/2020. In a detailed look at five locations around Texas, “Home” attempts to define itself. With a talented group of players, a songwriter based out of the Texas capital filters the Violet Crown.
Featuring Chase Francis on percussion, Chelsey Pope on vocals, Jason Elinoff on viola, John Densmore on bass/keyboard/vocals, Travis Pope on classical guitar/vocals.
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Evan Kleinecke @5th Street Studios2019
This video was released on May 31, 2018. The city’s sky line has transformed dramatically in the twelve months that have followed, with “Chaos” and it’s time capsule-visuals helping to illustrate the change. It’s competing powers, it’s life among the towers.