This is my first full rock album, and hopefully not my last. While there isn't quite a storyline to tie the whole together, the central theme of the album is a struggle against authority in an age of burgeoning dystopias. It's also my best album yet in terms of production and editing. I learned a lot to apply to my next projects. All instruments are played by me, except for the drums, which are played by the computer. My keyboard filled in for bass guitar--something I'll be doing differently next time. But the accordion is real accordion. For the gear heads, my setup is: Epiphone electric guitar, Yamaha E403 keyboard, Rossetti accordion, Line 6 UX2 digital interface, MXL 990 condenser mic, Hydrogen (free) for drum tracks, Kristal (free) for recording, and a bunch of free VST plugins.