I'm excited to present my new album, "Composed". You can find out more (and where to get hold of it) by visiting The Leaf Label or Brassland.
I am thrilled that my new record “Composed” is so close to coming out and is now streaming! I
have been working on this record since May of 2009 and it has been a
wild journey! What started out as songs written on a ukulele and me
humming gibberish has blossomed into a full orchestra and collaborations
with pretty much all of my heroes! What started out as me as a very
behind the scenes guy that was always afraid to ask people to
participate in my own thing turned into quite the opposite.
This record is the culmination of so many things, it makes it a
little hard to write about. Mostly, it has shown me that everything
musically I have done in the past has been for a reason and all of the
musical and non musical growing pains I have gone through have brought
me to this insanely special place of working with so many wonderful
musicians, singers, and the labels that have given this record a home.
It has given me greater appreciation for my past, time with all of the
bands that I have been in and worked with, which in turn gives me a real
awareness of how exciting this time is. Many of these collaborators had
never heard of me and had absolutely no obligation to be involved, but
decided to collaborate because they believed in the music they heard.
This gives me a lot of hope personally and for humanity!
I had a show in February at The Ecstatic Music Festival that brought
everything to light. The concert was all of the tunes from “Composed”
and featured nearly all of the musicians that played on the record, most
of the singers as well as a couple of my best friends. All of these
people that had been put together one at a time on my little laptop and
some headphones, were all now in the same room together. As I looked
around the room and saw all of these amazing personalities and friends,
even in the midst of all of the craziness, I made a conscious effort to
take a minute every so often to really take in all of the love and
support these people have given me and to remember this time where
everyone is healthy, happy and freaking awesome. It was the most
beautiful night of my life (so far!)!
This record to me is a celebration of my friends, family,
collaborators, and to all of the musicians I have crossed paths with on
the road and at home. I am taking this moment right now, before this
record is released into the world and hopefully into your hands and
hoping that my happiness and all of this love travels into your ears and
spreads love bugs all over your brain.
This year I will be doing several tours with my friend Amanda Palmer. I will be playing bass in her band and also opening a lot of her
shows. I also have some big shows later in the year planned in Seattle
and NY. I hope to travel to your neck of the woods soon, so check in to
my website jherekbischoff.com every once in a while and come see a show!