Thank you for purchasing, finding, or otherwise acquiring my zine, Glorious! This is my first project like this and I really had a blast putting it together.
I wrote this story a few months ago, but since it’s about a person I still see regularly, it felt weird to post the story on my website. I’ve always loved the low key feel of zines, and the magic of having something in print in this age of everything being digital is, well, magic.
The zine you are holding in your hand was designed by luke kurtis, a dear friend and frequent collaborator. Most notably he inspired and designed the Tentative Armor book that accompanies my album of the same name. His energy was desperately needed to get this project off the ground. I’m so grateful to have him as a creative force in my life. The zines were hand folded and bound with needle and thread by me. It’s a really beautiful feeling to create these objects by hand and send them out into the world.
The track started with that loop you hear in the very beginning, it’s a remnant of a discarded cover of the old hymn In The Bleak Mid Winter. I started working on it last winter and it lost steam (though I shared a sketch of it on my Patreon page). Those crunchy slow rising notes, though… I love the sound of them. This is kind of a study in slowly time shifting percussive loops, some of which I created by sampling electric hair clippers and a coffee cup that happened to be on my desk as I was working. I wanted to capture the committed wistfulness the story evoked in me, but of course, I hope the music and the story resonate in you exactly the way they should.
Thanks for checking this out and for taking the time to find this page. You can download the track and the zine in various formats using the links below.
Glorious Zine (pdf)
Glorious Track (mp3)
Glorious Track (wav)
(you should be able to right-click and save these. Let me know if you have any trouble!)
p.s. This page is hidden on my site and from search engines. It’s only meant to be seen by those who have the zine. Please help me keep this page secret. <3