One Night Closer to the End is long overdue to say the least. Some of the core elements here date back as early as 2002. It seems I’ve always been getting started on my solo project and never finishing it.
You learn a lot in a decade. Through this time, I've been exposed to many diverse musical influences, which I've attempted to mesh with the mid-90's ambient electronica sounds I know and love. It is my hope that this album serves as a retrospective in some ways; a catalog of the past decade of my musical life and a stepping off point for what is to come.
As a bonus to those downloading the album here, I've included six demo tracks. Unlike the majority of electronica demos I've heard, these illustrate the radical mutations most of these songs went through (the pitfalls and promise of holding on to your material for way too long). Without saying too much: vocals and disco strings.
From the beginning, I regarded this album as an experiment to understand how I work and where my weak points are in the creative process. Using this new knowledge, I'm much more confident about the future projects I have planned.
If you like what you hear, please share this album with others by directing them to this site, by liking the album on Facebook, by writing about it on your blog... For a new artist, exposure is the more important than anything.
Follow The Laterite Road at www.thelateriteroad.com
released March 10, 2011
All songs written, recorded, and mixed by Morgan Hendry
Additional acoustic drum tracking and field recording assistance: Robert Hendry
Audio samples taken from archival footage supplied by the Internet Moving Images Archive at archive.org
Morgan would like to recognize and thank the following people for their advice and support through this project: Kerri Anderson, Ethan Levy, Jerami Mennella, Cassandra Mercury, Merrick Mosst, Patrick Murphy, Tad Piecka, Rob Simon, Pamela Samathivathanachai, and Denise Vallejoe