Robert Harrison on 'The Bride of Light'
"When I was a kid, I used to build model airplanes, but it was really the plastic molding trees that held the parts I was after. I used to build hideous edifices out of the molding, no doubt inspired by the glue fumes. Later when I moved to Austin, I became completely obsessed with scaffolding. I collected it and stashed it in my back yard, where it just sat doing nothing because I thought it was so beautiful on its own. Eventually, I abandoned my scaffolding collection, leaning it against a fence in Crestview when I tired of toting it around Austin. Somehow extracting the narrative centerpiece from this record and leaving only the supporting pieces to function alone touches me in exactly the same way all that old scaffolding did. Absence suggesting wholeness perhaps."
Listen to "The Bride of Light" on the AMDB player at right.