So You Can See To Go (There Will Be Distance)
I discovered Jason Molina's music in some ways too late, as it was in the press coverage of his death that I first heard it. In other ways it was just in time. I was in a dark place in my life, and as I dug into Jason's back catalogue, I found music that was simultaneously intensely personal, and universal. It helped. It really did.
Eventually, I became obsessed with this song in particular. The words, the unusual structure, it just wouldn't let me go.
So You Can See To Go (There Will Be Distance) from Our Golden Ratio EP
Recorded and mixed by Brendan Quinn
Performers: Brendan Quinn (Guitar, Piano, Voice, Noises)
Mark Bennet (Guitars, Drones)
Photo Credit: Guillherme Zühlke O'Connor
Brendan Quinn's preschool violin lessons metamorphosed into teenage years replete with ear-splitting electric guitar and hardcore punk. Maturity heralded an expedition into psychedelia, noise, and traditional English, Irish and American folk songs, from which he has not fully returned. His work draws upon diverse themes: the hours before dawn, outer (and inner) space, surrealism, and abstraction. Listening to his lyrics, you'll find concrete images, archetypal characters, and emotional yearning, all weaving through melodies and atmospheres both familiar and eclectic.
In addition to his solo work, Brendan is a member of psychedelic pranksters Abunai!, whose Terrastock performances have seen them traveling as far from their native Boston as London and Seattle. Abunai!’s releases have been praised by critics in publications such as Rolling Stone, Magnet, and Alternative Press. He is also the driving force behind London's Divisionists.
Now based in London, Brendan's solo recordings are created in his home studio, often with contributions from friends and fellow travelers.