Empty Promises

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I wrote this in Seattle, just prior to my transfer. The entirety of my hopes, dreams, and ideas had been properly destroyed, and I was beginning to gain perspective. The piece's main melody line became something I would sing or whistle when doing rudimentary tasks (laundry, cleaning toilets, etc), however, as the album was beginning to take shape beyond the individual tracks held within, I realized that it would be a perfect opening to what I wanted the album to say. Originally, it was just supposed to be the main line alone, however, I accidentally hit record and sang along after the first take was down, and all of these additional parts kinda happened. Within about 45 min I had finished it, and besides some fine tuning of parts that took place at a later date, I was quite satisfied with it.

It is, on the musical face of it, a 19-part choral piece that is perfectly and completely screwed up. It doesn't even really end. The resolution does not have resolution.


from Intimatitudes, released November 17, 2017
I sang all of the parts.


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Bomethius Dallas, Texas

Bomethius is the alter ego recording alias of Jonathan Hodges (b. 10-10-96), a Dallas based musician. An accomplished violinist, Hodges started studying music at age 3. Addressing doubts, fears, and disappointments from his own personal experience, Hodges recorded the first two Bomethius albums alone in his bathroom and quickly developed a unique baroque pop sound informed by melancholy, and wit. ... more

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