Lessons From The Dreamtime are the Colorado based band founded by Jesse Travis Maddox. Back in April, they released their second album Anticipatience and now announced the release of a new full-length. The Peculiar Treasure of Kings is out on October 21st and is available for pre-order here.
According to the press release, The Peculiar Treasure of Kings is dramatically more ambient, and introspective. This collection of songs features the inclusion of several odd textures and sounds. One song was written around the Cassinni recordings of the planets, another has field recordings of frogs, yet another has the cockpit recording from hijacked airlines on 9/11.
Maddox about the new album: “The concept for this album came about after watching my youngest daughter (who is now 2) develop her sense of humor and self awareness. In contrast to my oldest daughter (now 10) I started to realize that no one is really in control of anything in this world. Generations come and go mostly forgotten by the next generation, and even forgotten by this planet. In our youth we can not see the inevitable cliff we are all hurdling towards. We accept without many questions the culture we find ourselves swallowed up by. We adopt trends, and shape what we think mostly unaware they originated as a sales pitch from some never-ending corporation. We pursue and tailor our education aimed at jobs in these very corporations that would disappear if we only had enough awareness to stop feeding them. We have accepted this never ending buy/sell, market/target, march of so called progress without ever really asking where we are being marched off toward. What exactly is the goal from the collective output of our generation, or the last, or the next?