Mast - Love and War Vinyl LP
Mast Love and War Vinyl LP
Mast's second full length album Love and War is a highly conceptual and deeply personal work based on jazz trained multi-instrumentalist Mast AKA Tim Conley's eventful love life over the last two years. Set up as a three act play structure (traditionally the Setup, the Confrontation and the Resolution) Love and War is 17 intense and unique compositions each flowing into the next with recurring musical themes or "characters."
Conley tells the story of (Act 1) finding love and the beauty and naivety that comes with exploring something new; (Act 2) losing that love due to her substance abuse, deception and Conley coping in unhealthy ways; (Act 3) learning to let go, heal and ultimately find a much deeper lasting love. The tone Conley sets is sometimes sarcastic, other times vulnerable and intimate, yet always musically intense and profoundly visual. Sonically, Love and War is mostly instrumental compositions consisting of rousing electronic elements perfectly intertwined with live guitar, keyboards, bass and drums.
It's performed and produced by Conley, along with some of the world's leading Instrumentalists and vocalists. Composing and creating Love and War was an efficacious way for Conley to heal and grow but he was very reluctant to share such a personal story so transparently. Through this vulnerability, he hopes that whatever anyone else's Love and War story happens to be, to learn their own life lessons, find the humor in it and always trust in the most optimistic outcome.
Mast Love and War Track Listing:
1. Love's Metamorphosis Theme
2. The Rendezvous (Feat. Anwar Marshall)
3. You, Every Second Minute Hour Day
4. The Temptation (Feat. Marta Bagratuni)
5. She's Chasing the Dragon (Feat. Fresh Cut Orchestra)
6. The Sorrow
7. The Breakup (Feat. Ryat)
8. The Night Drive (Feat. Tim Lefebvre and Josh Johnson)
9. The Downward Spiral (Feat. Brian Marsella)
10. The Letting Go (Feat. Taylor McFerrin)
11. On the Prawl Again, Again (Feat. Louis Cole and Gavin Templeton)
12. Should've Swiped Left (Feat. the Koreatown Oddity)
13. A New Love
14. Feels (Feat. Nigel Sifantus)
15. Me and You (Feat. Andrée Belle)
16. The Liberation (Feat. Makaya McCraven)
17. Transcendence / Love's Metamorphosis Theme
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