This compilation project is an everchanging paradoxical journey into the embodiment of my identity as an artist. Rapture's Lace is a collection of ten textures spanning the course of my career. It showcases and reveals something unique to each listener. The project is full of innovation, enigmatic layers, thematic content, and discourse on grounded surrealism. It serves as a puzzle of sorts, that multiple listens will crystallize. It marks the end of a journey, the start of another, and is a bridge to my artistry. Respectfully found, eight of the ten songs are apart of other projects. They are compiled here and arranged in new light. You can always explore my discography to hear them in their proper context. The additional two new songs were crafted specifically for this release. The first, (Haiku After Haiku) a sojourn sketch about zen haiku poetry and the simple things in life that are meaningful. The second, (Beyond Ourselves) an unorthodox collaboration with Toronto's Xpress about when a relationship is at its thread-state. A place where both individuals are deciding between letting go or holding on for something more than themselves. (like children.) Be ready to be affected in spirit. Even after dissecting it, still ten thousand things remain.
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RUN TIME: 34M00S | CREATIVE DIRECTION: D.JULIEN | SONGWRITER: D.JULIEN | EXCEPT "A PEACE OF MINEMIND, FOREVER VINYAN, BEYOND OURSELVES" (D.JULIEN/K.NJOKU) | "THE SHADOWED GALLERY" (D.JULIEN/G.TAYLOR) | "ELECTRIC REVIVAL" (D.JULIEN/N.TURNER) | "INCENSE" (D.JULIEN/J.TAYLOR) | THE PROJECT'S TITLE IS INSPIRED BY THE PLAYSTATION3 VIDEOGAME "BIOSHOCK" | THE IDEOLOGY AND ALLURE OF A CITY OPERATING FROM BENEATH THE SEA | IT ALSO DOUBLES AS BEING IN A STATE OF RAPTURE FOR SOMEONE YOU LOVE | THE LACE SYMBOLIZING BEING CAUGHT UP AND TIED TO THE FEELING | COVER ART DIRECTION: D.JULIEN | GRAPHIC DESIGN: D.JULIEN FOR ARTWORK BY DEX IN ASSOCIATION WITH DISTRICT10 | THE COVER INVOLVES AN INTERPRETATION OF "PORTRAIT D'AUTOMNE" BY MARINA VGR IN PARIS 17' | PHOTO COORDINATION: D.JULIEN | DIGITAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN: D.JULIEN | RECORDING ENGINEER: D.JULIEN | ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING ON "THE SHADOWED GALLERY" BY LORENZO ROSADO | ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING ON "A PEACE OF MINEMIND, FOREVER VINYAN, BEYOND OURSELVES" BY KRYS NJOKU | ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING ON "INCENSE" BY JORDAN TAYLOR | MIXED BY: D.JULIEN AT THE DISTRICT, OTTAWA, CANADA | MASTERED BY: D.JULIEN AT THE DISTRICT, OTTAWA, CANADA | ADDITIONAL RECORDING: CTU STUDIOS (GTA), THE SPOT (GTA), RMG STUDIOS (NEW YORK) | VOCAL ARRANGEMENT: D.JULIEN | ALBUM SEQUENCING: D.JULIEN | ALL CUTS AND EDITS: D.JULIEN | PRODUCERS INVOLVED: XPRESS, GMF, JORDAN TAYLOR, SEIGE MONSTRACITY | PUBLISHED BY DISTRICT10 & ENCODEX PAIGES | FINAL ALBUM BIT RATE: 320 KBPS STEREO | FINAL ALBUM RENDER: 92 000 HZ 24 BIT STEREO PCM | SKYZOO APPEARS COURTESY OF FIRST GENERATION RICH/ DUCK DOWN/ EMPIRE | N.TURNER APPEARS COURTESY OF SSCS | JORDAN TAYLOR APPEARS COURTESY OF A SUNDAY NIGHT | XPRESS APPEARS COURTESY OF GSX MUSIC | RAPTURE'S LACE APPEARS ON ITUNES MUSIC CANADA 18'