So why Catiline? Well if you know my music you know it's generally been of the sensitive singer/songwriter variety- which is strange because I got my start in music making hip hop, and spent years playing keyboards and horns in the soul band Bumpus. Also- I don't listen to much in the way of singer songwriters. Nothing against them I just usually don't prefer to be that sad (with the exceptions of Tom Waits and Elliott Smith and Andrew Bird who I listen to a little too much).
So for a while now I've been putting together material that I just couldn't perform live. Delving into my love of synthesizers and huge choruses I realized that I needed to start another project built around all of the ideas I've been meaning to share, involving like minded musicians that can really get it and love the work as much as I do.
So here we have Catiline (named after the 1st century BC Roman senator Lucius Sergius Catilina who I personally think gets a bad rap). With Catiline I intend to make as much of the work as I can in my studio functioning as writer, musician, producer and occasional vocalist, while posting and sharing as much of the process as we can for anyone who cares to read about it and / or see it. Sometimes we make mistakes (like our namesake) but the important thing is the end result.
Right now I'm working with the lovely and talented Bailey Biggers on our new album called Turing Test. It's about the artificial intelligence apocolypse. Not the one where robots become sentient and decide to destroy us, but the one where we upload our conciousness to The Cloud and leave all of this behind. Rock.