Why did it take so long?
Please see the slideshow and captions below to follow me on my creative journey these past nine months.
Shortly after I released Heliotropism, I decided that I would also love to release these raw recordings as a companion album, which I later titled The Pulvinar Movements.
But they would have to wait; first I had to complete the packaging!
As you can see in the slideshow above, I put a lot of work into the packaging of these CDs and the creation of Heliotropism & The Pulvinar Movements. They have been a labor of love and I'm very proud of how everything has turned out.
Saturday I announced on my GioSafari blog that these CDs will become available in mid-September (in the mean time, you can download the tracks for free or leave a tip at my bandcamp page!). I plan to hold an album release show at that time (exact date TBD), at Word Up Books, and to unveil these beautiful CD packages.
But please be encouraged to pre-order these CDs now!
Indeed, these packaged copies of Heliotropism & The Pulvinar Movements will not be available until the release show in September. But if the digital release doesn't quite cut it for you - if you're the kind of person that likes to feel the packaging and the physical CD in your hand - then please consider pre-ordering the album now, also on bandcamp!
They cost $35 and the package includes the double-album CD, The People's Hymnal pamphlet, a packet of sunflower seeds, and a sticker of the cover art. This is an extremely limited edition, as only 99 copies have been made. So please e-mail me or order from my bandcamp page to reserve your copy, while supplies last!
Thank you all for your love and support, I can't wait to share this work with you come September!