Life, Death, & Disintegration
Full-Length LP & Digital album
Featuring: Chris Bierden of Poliça, Alan Sparhawk of Low, Mary Bue, Al Church, Joe Gamble, & Wayne Sayres
You're not alone. This is the fundamental truth that pervades Life, Death, & Disintegration.
Fitting then, that the album sees songwriter Dustin Tessier joined by a cast of musicians from across the Minnesota scene, including Chris Bierden of Poliça, Alan Sparhawk of Low, Mary Bue, Al Church, Joe Gamble, & Wayne Sayres.
At its core, this album is about seeking connections with people, but it’s also about the times in life when those connections seem impossible—when every thought is both a calculation of distance between oneself and others and an admission of failure to bridge the gap. Musically, Life, Death, & Disintegration represents a further refinement of the Americana-influenced rock sound of Timbre Ghost’s first EP, The Ledger. The album flows smoothly, augmented by psychedelic interludes that tie the songs together thematically.
As with the earlier EP, Tessier sings and plays nearly all instruments, with Bierden laying down bass tracks for every song, and guests handling backup vocals, piano, and saxophone.
Recorded and mixed by Neil Weir at Blue Bell Knoll Studios, and mastered at Microphonic by Bruce Templeton, the album is perfectly suited to the LP format.