The Weightless EP was effectively a bedroom recording whose sounds were recorded either in my old tiny Silver Lake garage rehearsal-space or in a small studio apartment using a laptop, a couple of microphones and an inexpensive simple audio interface. Inspired by the artists I was listening to and what I was reading at the time, it became important to me that the music contain effectively none of the quantized computer-based performances or virtual instruments so prevalent these days. I wanted to create music filled with the quirks, emotion, feel and imperfection of musicians as they truly performed their parts in real-time on all manner of real instruments. I wanted it to sound like you could physically touch the music. Despite the limitations in my equipment and my recording spaces, I also wanted the music to sound large in scale. Thus, over a period of months, I brought in and recorded string players and horn players to create as much sound as possible. I even gathered a group of friends one night for drinks to capture the sound of a group of normal folks singing together and making sound together. Even though I orchestrated and pre-arranged nearly all parts on the EP, the best musical moments were those that happened accidentally when the musician or I improvised after we had already played the part as written and conceived. It was these imperfect and jagged moments that infused this project with a visceral and tangible quality. Below are the players and people who were essential for bringing this project to life. Thank you to all of you.