The EP was recorded directly to software native to the iPad (sometimes Garageband, sometimes something else) using only its internal mic. This gave the instruments and vocals a highly compressed, noisy and messy sound. It has a very minimal synth pop feel to it, with booming, reverb-heavy drums. The style is very similar to early Flaming Lips (Clouds Taste Metallic / The Soft Bulletin).
"Songs in the Key of i" came together over a series of 3 years, and deals with a multitude of topics. These themes range from self-doubt, anxiety, self-reliance, finding peace with yourself, and artistic emergence.
released June 12, 2015
All songs written + recorded by Ark Calkins
Produced, mixed, + mastered by Eamon Ford
Artwork by Winter-C
Thank you Gem Barry