The day of Descent.
I, Jared Ens ( of A Voice for Vultures) was born on Ascension Day.
The ironic thing about this is that my name when
translated under Biblical terms means "he who descends".
This EP is a collection of tracks about the lowering of myself,
the letting go of pride and beliefs, and the ascension
of this new and improved me. One less clouded by
guilt, and riddled with confusion. One who knows
who he is and who he wants to become in the world.
I still am an unsure and shaky person, prone to worry
and prone to forgetting who I am. I still have a long
ways to go.
I still have elements of myself that need to die,
and beliefs that I need to shake off before
I can be who I hope to become. It's something
that will continue on until I die. There is
always the constant learning cycle, and
the realization that I, as a human
am imperfectly flawed.
There is beauty in imperfection though.
I hope you enjoy the Descent.
Feel free to click on each of the individual tracks
on my bandcamp to glimpse into the themes
behind each of the tracks!
Special thanks and love to all those who stood by
and helped out with recording and putting these
tracks to light.
Just a few names to rattle off :
Troy Denet ( who was so relaxed and a calm, supportive
presence while recording these tracks),
Rachell Fowlie- Neufeld, Jon Henderson, Melissa Gan, Heather Lake,
Jeffrey Popiel! All musicians who I had never met or heard
of before who lent their instruments and talents to this
small EP. I am humbled.
My parents and family! Who are super rad and
although may have some reservations with what
I have put to tape, are still supportive and loving
of the person I am.
My friends, however few you are, who have
gave me words of encouragement and let me know
that I'm not complete shit. You all rock, and
I would list you all off, but I'm afraid I would
suddenly leave one of you out, and cry myself
to sleep over my inexcusable crime. You are all
blessed and I love your bones.
Thanks to all those artists who have influenced me
and who I love and admire! A few who deeply inspired
this EP, and who will continue to inspire the future
recordings I release from this name :
Andy Shauf, Chet Baker, Dirty Projectors, Elliot Smith,
Father John Misty, Iron and Wine, Jens Lekman,
Joanna Newsom, Joni Mitchell, Lorde, MewithoutYou,
Neutral Milk Hotel, Patrick Watson, Perfume Genius,
Sufjan Stevens ...
and the list goes on. I love you all, and your voice box/
guitar box/ synth box sounds.
I will be doing my best to play these
songs for you all in various venues and live
settings across Canada ( and maybe beyond).
Let me know your thoughts.
Share the fu** and or heck out of this,
and let me know your ruminations.
Constructive criticism and feedback
is much appreciated, and a good old
knocking down of one's ego is important,
so please fire away.
With much love
XOXOXOXOX- A Voice for Vultures ( Jared Ens)
released April 1, 2016
Jared Ens- Vocals, Piano
Troy S. G Denet (work horse audio)- Bass, guitar, producing, mixing, mastering
Rachell Fowlie-Neufeld (fern) - Guest Vocals on Prisoner
Melissa Gan- Violin on Grave
Jeffrey Popiel- Vibraphone on Prisoner
Jon Henderson- Drums on Morning Mourning, Sword in my Side, and Pigs on Parade
Heather Lake- Saxophone on Morning Mourning
Special thanks to Troy at Work Horse Audio, and Levi Mayerle for the sweet artwork.
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