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 thirty three and one third

revolutions per minute

of dirt and longing

 the needle glides silently

like the memory

of a lover's embrace

the speakers whisper and crack

until the void-colored wax

unravels its poetry and its ghosts

"harmony makes a heavy love"

she said, though her eyes

were filled with tears.



"Saint Valentine"

After living in both New York City and his native South Carolina, Aaron Berg relocated to Nashville, Tennessee.  "Saint Valentine" is the first set of new material since his migration.  Written and recorded at his apartment on Summit Avenue just a few blocks from Music City's legendary Music Row the tracks are entirely a solo effort featuring a range of layered performances.  The five songs outline a wintery landscape colored by reverbant voices and shimmering ambient overtones.  The mood as one poet friend desecribed is: "Divine...melancholy but divine."  Berg wrote the songs, performed, and recorded the entire project in eight weeks in total isolation in literally every room of the apartment where he lives lending a distinctively intimate edge to a lyricism which is both resilient as well as nostalgic.  "Saint Valentine" will be released digitally with possible CD and 10" vinyl pressings to follow. 

"Saint Valentine" was written, recorded, and performed by Aaron Berg using 1999 Martin HD-28, Silvertone Nylon String F-63-FK, Fender Telecaster ('52 Reissue), Casio CDP-100 (w. AIR Filters), 1983 Fender Squier Precision Bass (Japan), 1998 Romano Solano Contrabass Violin, Fender Deville Twin, Acoustic B600 (w. 4x10), Rode NT1-A, SM57 Beta, M-Box, Protools LE, Macbook Pro. 

Produced & Mixed by Aaron Berg for Big X Productions, Inc

Mastered by James E. Oliva

Cover Photograph by Esther Rimer (c) 2013