Seasons

by Mind Of Max

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Julio Mora Max is something else, really. I had to purchase this not only because I said I would but because not owning a physical copy of this is a sin. I look forward to his future great works. Favorite track: Fall.
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Ben Scheffer After a day of hard labor not many things are as pleasant to do then let your thoughts wander off to that little piece of paradise that's hidden in the back of your mind. All it takes are a few carefully composed and arranged songs, performed by a singer / songwriter with a clear and gentle voice. Favorite track: Winter.
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about

After the completion of my first EP, I felt lyrically stuck, like I was recycling the same old material. To find some new creative inspiration, I took a break from writing and thought about the things I connected to the most. I kept returning to my love for nature and the cycling of the four seasons. I thought about how I experience each season: the frost in Winter, the sometimes overwhelming heat in Summer, the calm of Fall, and the youthfulness and promise of Spring.

This EP tells the story of my emotional connection with each season. I anthropomorphized nature's unique character traits into women that have affected me. I hope you find your own special meaning in the words and music.

I'd like to thank Andrew Judah for his vision and talents as a musician and producer. Andrew helped me realize my vision and present it in a cohesive and professional way.

I'd like to thank Frank Bond, Louis van Sinderen, and Paul Bond, all wonderfully skilled musicians from the Netherlands, who helped me fill out the sonic landscape of "Fall." Frank and Louis are members of the band, AlascA, and Paul plays in a group called Dandelion. I urge you all to check out their music.

Lastly, I would like to thank my mother and father, who listened to this project throughout all it's various stages. Their feedback was instrumental in shaping the final product. And a huge thanks to all of YOU, my fans, who give me constant support and affirmation in my art. Your encouragement and kindness means so much to me. I hope you all enjoy this project.

-Max

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released May 27, 2013

Produced by Max Weiner & Andrew Judah (www.andrewjudah.com)

Mastered by Ed Brooks (www.rficd.com)

All songs written and performed by Max Weiner (except where noted)

* Bass on "Winter"and melodica on "Summer" - Andrew Judah

* Didgeridoo and additional percussion on "Fall"- Louis van Sinderen
* Additional arrangements on "Fall"- Frank Bond
* Piano accompaniment on "Fall"- Paul Bond

Link to AlascA's music: (www.alascamusic.com)

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Track Name: Winter
The air is getting crisp
My breath is a foggy mist

Pinks and purples
Reds and greys
Paint the sky like an angel's face
Falling leaves on the rough city streets
How I love her grace
And I know
That Winter is coming home

Always, I have felt renewed
When she passes through

Shows me life through her eyes
And I see something new
Doesn't waste time fitting in
She makes her own rules
This I know
And Winter is coming home

She turns the pond that we swam in the summer too cold
She freezes over sometimes, then she's harder than stone
But when she warms up to me
She starts to fold
And I love her more than the rest of the seasons I have known

Snow has frosted the town
Moon shines softly on the ground

I've walked through forests at midnight beside her
Silently speaking
She is with me when I am awake
And when I am sleeping
This I know
And Winter is coming home

She turns the pond that we swam in the summer too cold
She freezes over sometimes, then she's harder than stone
But when she warms up to me
She starts to fold
And I love her more than the rest of the seasons I have known

And Winter is coming home
Track Name: Spring
Child of the sun
A cousin to the moon
Daughter of the earth
She brings color to the trees
And fills out all its leaves
She melts the frozen stream

Honeysuckle sap
And wild berries grow
She talks with the bees
Who fill her hands with honey
She is where she wants to be
White has melted into green
This is why they call her "Spring"

Waking the frozen ground
Shaking the snow from the trees
Warming the air around
Second chances come with Spring

Dances in the rain
Splashes in the mud
Sings a song with bluejays and robins
She shares much in common
She's naturally honest
Track Name: Summer
Heat arrived in town the morning spring had left
And while I slept the day grew hotter
Crabs crawled out from shells in the water
Summer stood out like a nail that catches at your skin
Porcelain on the outside, but she's dark within

When I woke, I went down to the ocean front
Planks of wood heaved and sighed
With the coming of the rising tide
I sat in the sand with my hands held up to block out blinding light
When summer comes to town I don't feel right

Oh, how the sun beats down and the leaves burn brown
Oh, she is only proud when they're all dried out

I knew of her a while ago through a friend
Who said to me "don't get too close,
She will burn you just like a piece of toast!"
So I tried to keep my distance from the furnace, from her fire
To avoid what was sure to be an ill-fated desire

Oh, how the sun beats down and the leaves burn brown
Oh, she is only proud when they're all dried out

Still I wanted to hold her despite what he said
I wasn't thinking clearly, wasn't using my head
I held on to summer, her skin glowing red
But I held on too long and she burned me
I held on too long and she burned me

Oh, how the sun beats down and the leaves burn brown
Oh, she is only proud when they're all dried out
Track Name: Fall
Gone and done, summer blues
I hardly regret that they left so soon
Fall's coming around the bend
Talk about a woman who can brighten the light in the darkest room
Soon, all will be right again

See a flock of birds on high
Heading north for the warmth in the blood red sky
Feel the cooling of the air
Trees bid their leaves goodbye
As they float to the ground, and the piles rise
Brittle branches, thin and bare

She Acts like water to the fire
Works all day and doesn't tire
Knows that winter isn't far away
Helps us stand and not surrender
Bitter winds in cold December
Fall is like a lighthouse in a storm
Guiding all the ships back to port

Little tune on her lips
Birds that have stayed chirp and add to the mix
Wind breathes through the evergreens
Orange hues and fallen sticks
Candlelight burning right down to their wicks
Light breeze growing cold and mean

She Acts like water to the fire
Works all day and doesn't tire
Knows that winter isn't far away
Helps us stand and not surrender
Bitter winds in cold December
Fall is like a lighthouse in a storm
Guiding all the ships back to port

Lullaby autumn nights
Winter has only but just arrived
Fall is traveling down the road
Little tear from her eye
Falls to the ground and is turned into ice
Somewhere close there's fading warmth
She's been called to help it go