"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu
After many years in the making, Analogic & Silent Knight have teamed up to craft a brand new EP, Embrace the Journey. While the music is all set and ready to go, we haven't quite hit the finish line yet with the artwork and packaging. This is where you come in. We'll let SK take the mic (well, it's really the keyboard) from here...
When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, I had never seen a rainbow. Legitimately, literally, 100% seriously, never saw a rainbow. It wasn't until I moved to Jersey, several years after, that I actually saw one. I was amped. I was like the guy in double rainbow, except with a single rainbow.
A rainbow is one of those things that symbolizes so much, including of course, what all you "pause" fanatic, giggling homophobes are thinking. However, beyond that, it stands for a mythical search for gold. It stands for hope. It stands for the unknown, or the known, if you're into science. It's still spectacular nonetheless.
Above is a photo I took during my travels one day. It resonated with me because it's reminiscent of the trains in my birth place - beautiful Brooklyn. They're rusted, grounded in reality. It also includes the mystery and fantasy of that faded rainbow in background along with the deep green of the trees, clear blue of the sky and the cloudy white chem-trail, or whatever that is. There's so many reasons I like this photo and so many ways I feel like it represents so many journeys. The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful and everything beyond and in-between.
It got me thinking...
I wanna see YOUR pictures. I want YOU to send a photo or drawing of your own, that you feel represents and symbolizes this journey called life, or any journey, however personal or general, so we can finish the artwork and liner notes for the new EP.
We all have our own paths, but I've found they're not too different in the end.
Thanks for reading and thanks, as always, for listening. I look forward to seeing what represents "embrace the journey" to you. Please feel free to write your own description of your image.
Many thanks, much respect, LOVE, and PLUS energy.
E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSIONS DUE: October 23rd
* Any photo and/or drawing submitted to Elementality will be reviewed for inclusion in the digital booklet of Analogic & Silent Knight's new EP, Embrace the Journey.