Philokalia

by Iceberg Theory

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about

In the Christian monastic tradition, the primary work of the monk is the Liturgy of the Hours. During seven distinct points of the day, bells ring and the monks drop whatever work they are doing to gather in the chapel and pray. Each one of these prayers has its own distinct character and meaning behind it, as well as its affinities with the particular time of day it takes place. "Philokalia" embodies this tradition.

The concept for the album was born when I took a year to join a quasi-monastic, retreat community in rural Minnesota. Before I left, Tokyo Cigar gave me all of the production for the album and the songs we have created come directly out of that experience. Much of the album was recorded on those grounds, in a one room hermitage in the woods, surrounded by pine trees and marshes.

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released March 26, 2017

All tracks produced by Tokyo Cigar
Album artwork by Joseph Butler

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Iceberg Theory New Jersey

Iceberg Theory is the name of a writing technique coined by Ernest Hemingway, in which the author wrote in a journalistic fashion and left most of the deeper meaning under the surface, up to the reader to interpret.

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