Music Of 25 is an extension of Travis Pope, a project-driven songwriter and producer based in Austin, Texas. He focuses on duality and memory with a guitar-centric approach.
This collection began in the earliest stages of 2014 on receipt paper and cocktail napkins. These notes were bolstered by research into the experimental electronic aesthetic and collected in their future namesake. Over time this time capsule developed into a full length album thanks to Evan Kleinecke of 5th Street Studios and the nine musicians he recorded.
It featured Aaron Blackerby (Major Grizz), Chase Francis (Mike Ryan), Chelsey Pope (Mabel1918), Jason Camacho (Glassing), Henna Chou (COTFG), Philip Secrest (Mabel1918), Justin Mead (Clarinet), Justo Cisneros (Electribe), and Ryan Young (Lead Guitar).Taking four years to dutifully complete, Big Black was digitally released on July 25, 2018.
During the process of completing Big Black the name Music Of 25 was adopted.
Writing for the sophomore release “Home” began January 2019. A concept designed along the same lines as it’s predecessor, Home studies the influence a songwriter’s location has on their work as well as a subjective dive into it’s definition.
It’s sounds were recorded by Evan Kleinecke at 5th Street Studios in Austin,TX and feature Chase Francis (Mike Ryan), Chelsey Pope (Mabel1918), Jason Elinoff, John C. Densmore, and Vars Pope(Lead Guitar). “Home” debuted on New Years Day 1/1/2020.
Music of 25 started to adapt from being a studio-driven project to live performance during the release of “Home” and featured Jordan Steele, John C Densmore, Chelsey Pope, and Travis Pope before the Covid-19 pandemic swept through.
The new release “Shil” is a single that was recorded during the “Home” recording sessions for a good friend’s approaching wedding. It’s main structure was written backpacking in the Texas Hill Country with the engaged and it’s visuals were created during the depths of the late March/April 2020 quarantine. The project’s music video was put on hold until the fall of 2020 due to the pandemic and the songwriter’s inexperience with animation.
The “Shil” music video will be released on the first anniversary of the couple it honors, April 4, 2021.