A few words about my upcoming release, which is based on the writings of American engineer, pilot, film director and billionaire Howard R. Hughes.
In the later part of his life, the Hughes developed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Due to this condition (which was not diagnosed in his lifetime), Hughes insisted on rigorous and often bizarrely complicated procedures for even the most mundane tasks. He communicated these demands to his aides through a great number of handwritten memos, collectively known as the “Operations Manual”.
“Importance of the Work at Hand” is a song cycle based solely on excerpts from these original memos.
My last couple of releases have been download only, but I wanted to make this one a bit special. And so, “Importance of the Work at Hand” will be released as a limited edition cd in a specially designed box, containing 13 printed cards with lyrics and original photos by Steen Tronsgaard.
The album will also be available for download on iTunes and other leading digital stores.
“Importance of the Work at Hand” is released November 7, 2011.
Pre-release party at Rust, Copenhagen, Denmark on Thursday November 3, 2011 at 8.00 pm.