Sun Garden City is Boxwood's 2nd release, and his first in 5 years. During this time Boxwood had been perfecting a brand new live sound, in which his songs were organically built from scratch using nothing but his voice, a guitar, his surroundings, and a loop pedal. The songs on Sun Garden City stay true to their live counterparts, minus the lengthier build up seen at his fascinating shows.
released 06 January 2012
All songs written, produced, and mixed by Jose Ferrer.
Engineered by Bobby McCowen.
Boxwood's music is based around the looping of guitar, vocals and percussion with a loop pedal. The loop pedal is the means to an end. The end being a well-crafted song, performed solo, with all the dynamics of a full band
Lets try this again. Feel around, make a few adjustments. But first acquire the taste of the ground, get use to being down here. But remember, this isn't it
Oh my god, is it just me or is everything moving faster. All the signs are up, the lights are on, My skin is feeling everything. But remember, this isn't it
(Untie me, It's not enough)
Track Name: Palisade
So long sun garden city. There's a tree in the yard and it's pulling me into the ground. Where everything shines nothing stands out.
Take me in, use my heart as you see fit. Find a place on your limbs for this specimen. Take your time. The better you tend the better we stand out.
Hello sun garden city. From this aerial view we see planets. I unfold my arms and I drop like a comet
Track Name: Bird
I shot my target. Blew her out of the sky.
She crashed through the tree tops somewhere over there.
Maybe one day I will go find my prey where she lay.
... But there you'll stay, in a muddy ditch, tangled mess. But I choose to imagine you in a pristine bed with a clean shot through the head, untouched, angels up above. Stay where you are from me because I need to want, I want to need.
Track Name: Trails
There's enough here to make this work. There's that sun crawling up threw the trees. There are traces of blood on the leaves. Only a matter of time before I get there.
And the needle is still pointing west. And the rivers got plenty to catch. Got my hound up ahead scouting trails should be there before sunset.
All my days will end with you in my arms.
And I'm starting to make out the shapes. And they're covered in ivy and leaves. And the air's got a familiar scent but I can't put my finger on it. And I'm starting to get what you meant. And the memory is more like a dream. That invisible line that connects. I must have missed you by a lifetime.