cruza sur, the crux - spanish translation: southern cross, or a system of stars always visible amongst the vast southern hemisphere, an equivalent to our northern star. a symbol, consistently recognized in the present as well as throughout historical accounts, of guidance. i decided to use this title because it resonated strongly with my travels in south america, and times in which I thought (and in fact, appeared to be) lost and in the sort of trouble i wasn't prepared for physically or mentally, or culturally fashioned to handle, and had only to look into the skies for reassurance.
this project is a personal memoir of the past year and a half, as told through the experiences, whether general or more specific, that i had and the invaluable lessons I was able to synthesize from these experiences. the people i met, the places i saw, the ways i interacted with them, the feelings of great excitement and intense fear, the mind shifting ideas, the foods i tasted - grotesque or gourmet, the literature and film i filled my interest with: one hundred years of solitude by gabriel garcía márquez, 21 grams by alejandro gonzález iñárritu, etc. chances are if you knew me or know me during this period, you are somehow reflected in this work, and thats no fucking joke...
needless to say, any listener will find me - the player, a narrator as well as a character, a changed thing from the beginning to the end. welcome.
released 19 August 2013
all tracks produced and performed by guthrie galileo, recorded with care in various sweaty bedrooms. cover artwork designed by guthrie galileo. thanks to friends, family; the memories make this thing worth living and keep this vessel from falling out of the sky. love always.
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