Without sounding like a nerdy back-patter, it was an absolute pleasure to work with composer Michael Montes in bringing the musical world of Septien to life. While I was responsible for the lyrics and core melody of "Smother the Demons," I knew that we needed a skilled, talented veteran to bring that theme to richer, fuller life. As a film composer, Michael had never worked this way before, but I was certain that I alone would have produced a low-rent, redundant, simplistic musical palette that would have made our film suffer, and so I sold him on the idea of joining forces and using my base as a launching pad for something more fully developed and evocative. Aside from some healthy discussions along the way, my involvement ended there. Michael did all the subsequent work, injecting variations on the basic "Smother the Demons" theme and turning it into something truly special. It is without a doubt one of the most important pieces of the Septien puzzle (pun intended), and it is why I'm so thankful that the world (or should I say Andrew Grant?) brought us together. Thanks, world (aka, Andrew)!
It might sound self-serving, but I don't care. There is no way my "Michael Tully Presents The Best Songs of 2011" mix won't begin with that first track, "The Paintings." So, so, so, so good.
(Also: A very special mention goes to Brent Chesanek, designer of our poster as well as the cover for the soundtrack.)