SARASON - Reflections of Self - Vinyl LP

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Reflections of Self is a rumination on the multitudes contained within each of us and how we come to know ourselves by the stories we tell. Each story represented in this collection of songs reflects a different viewpoint, headspace or memory that the album’s chief author, Mike Sarason, has collected throughout a number of years. After fronting decidedly dance-groove oriented groups such as Combo Lulo and the Pinstripes, and playing supporting roles with The Far East and The Attractors, a set of songs more introspective and melancholy began to emerge. This material demanded a more personal and immediate presentation, and after linking up with Dala Records founder Billy Aukstik (trumpeter with Charles Bradley, Mark Ronson, etc.) in Brooklyn, a plan was devised to record and release the songs under Sarason’s own name. Sarason now delivers his first solo release into the world, aptly titled Reflections of Self. As time and distance can alter reflections and how we see them, so too are the songs in this album characterized not only by the performances, but also by the many years over which these songs were written and the life lived in the interim. Sarason explains, “Having all these songs together on the same album helps me reflect on the path I’ve traveled, and perhaps where it is leading.”