Light From A Dying Star EP

by The Enigmatic Foe

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I had been wanting to record with Jason Martin for years but I had this nervous fanboy reverence and fear that I never approached him. Once I discovered how easy it was to talk with Frank Lenz, my fears were swayed and selected a batch of songs geared towards Jason's production. It was an edgier, guitar-laden, more focused attempt at defining my style. The songs on Favourite Hallucination sounded like 6 different styles because I love most genres and didn't want to pigeon-hole myself. I love the freedom Elvis Costello has to make a country album, then do a rocking angsty one, then compose an opera, then a collaboration with Burt Bacharach. My former manager urged me to decide on one particular sound, so I hunkered down and cranked out some of my best pop songs.


released August 24, 2007

Jared Colinger - vox, guitar, keys
Jason Martin - drums, percussion, keys
Steve Dail - bass



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The Enigmatic Foe Knoxville, Tennessee

With sharp lyrics, the playful pop bite of the best of the 70s and 80s, and the kind of self-deprecation usually reserved for a Woody Allen movie, Jared Colinger's lyrics run the gamut from the joy of new love to disillusionment with the old, from wanting to like yourself to being afraid of what we have in our minds. ... more

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Track Name: Hoarse Child
Okay, this is one my more abstract songs. My former roommate recounted a story of a situation that happened at a local coffeehouse. Some teenager was barking about government and the war in Iraq based on the hearsay from a news report...getting facts wrong. An older man interrupted the teen's rant to set them straight only to have the entire coffeehouse yell at the man for imposing. I found story to be too true for todays youth and even adults. They are spoon-fed propaganda and believe things on blind faith and don't keep an open mind or come to their own conclusions. It should be NO ones prerogative to cram their opinions or beliefs down another's throat. As for the music, I prefer my home demo over the album version. The demo sounded like Squeeze circa 1982 with a bit of an etherial quality. The album version is definitely more rock and loses the dreamy guitars and harmonies I had intended.