Intimate and dystopian, these songs were born in the wake of the 2016 election when, with fear in the air, I was thinking about what I would want to tell the people I love if the world were actually ending.
As I wrote each song, I imagined friends and family facing a range of apocalyptic scenarios: climate change, genocide, global inequality, as well as more eclectic troubles like shipwrecks and alien invasion. And I asked myself what I would have to say to them.
As the world continues to spin on its twisty course, these songs have kept me sane, lending a strange sense of hope against the darkness around us. Now I’m offering them to you as a companion for dark times.
released June 14, 2019
Music and words by Jascha Hoffman
Produced, edited and mixed by Leo Sidran
Additional mixing by Tomek Miernowski
Recorded by Leo Sidran at UML New York
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering
Jascha Hoffman (voice & keys)
Tomek Miernowski (guitar on 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)
Leo Sidran (drums & bass on 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14)
Jeremy Kittel (violin & viola on 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 14)
Loren Ludwig (viola da gamba on 14)
Bjørn Vidar Solli (guitar on 11)
James Shipp (synth on 4 and 11, vibraphone on 13)
Nick Demeris (vocal samples on 4)
Diana Yourke (backing vocals on 13)
© 2019 Jascha Hoffman (ASCAP)
Love songs for the end of the world.