This is the Sound of My Voice

by Here Come the Fire Horses

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    Dear friend,
    I decided to create this album when it became clear that I had to have surgery to remove a vascular tumour from my throat. The tumour has affected my speech, breathing, and swallowing to the point that it is life-threatening if not removed. The only surgical option requires the permanent removal of my vocal chords and a graft of intestine to replace my esophagus. As a result, I will not be able to speak. The surgery and recovery will be difficult. And I will need to find new ways to express myself and interact with the people in my life.
    Music has always been the fire that churns in my core. My earliest memories are of plinking the chipped, yellowed keys of my family piano and imagining stories to accompany the sounds. I always had bands in my teens and in my early twenties had the wonderful experience of co-founding the band Wild Strawberries with Ken Harrison and Robert Carter-Harrison. Co-writing, -arranging and -producing the early Strawberries music with Ken as our brilliant leader, was an exciting and fulfilling adventure. I learned so much from Ken.
    But as happens with many young musicians, my attention turned to family life and business and for many years, music was relegated to my daydreams while my children were my priority.
    I hate when people say that they are grateful for illness. Illness is brutal and nightmarish. However, all dark and difficult experiences can be harnessed to provide inspiration, insight, and motivation, regardless of what harm and damage those experiences cause. In this case, knowing that the surgery was imminent, that my life would be changed forever, has given me a sense of purpose that I poured into this project.
    I hope that the songs resonate with you and provide a soundtrack for whatever joys and sorrows that you are experiencing.
    Thank you for listening!
    Love,
    Braz.
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    Featuring beautiful cover art by Rachel SV Parry and packaged in the least environmentally hostile sleeve we could find.

    CDs arrived on March 15th and all orders are now shipped within two days.

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released February 23, 2013

Composed, performed, produced, and mixed by Braz King.
Mastering by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering.
Original painting by Rachel SV Parry.
Album design by Premise.ca

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Here Come the Fire Horses Richmond Hill, Ontario

Here Come the Fire Horses is the solo composition and recording project of Braz King.

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