"His approach to the pop song smacks of the Comanche torture method of cutting away as much of a captive’s body while keeping him alive. But this merciless cutting of the fat is usually matched by a richness—sometimes a glut—of production, and a prevalence of themes. When that balance is struck, the sparseness of measurable time expands into a larger experience—the “more” that one might be after accrues with each listen, and the songs and the album start to occupy a larger space in your experience than they do in your computer.
Though only seven songs and fourteen minutes long, the My Bad EP feels somehow longer than Pepper’s preceding albums. Here there is a kind of generosity and warmth in both song and production. If his earlier work has a feeling of being contained and airtight, My Bad is blousy by comparison. The album sounds like the mood and room it was written and recorded in. If the EP ends and you find yourself wanting more, put the thing on again."
-Andrew Hood, 2014
released March 25, 2014
written, recorded, and performed by Gregory Pepper.
This album manages to feel deliberate, impulsive, confident, and scattered all at the same time... probably thanks to the unfiltered and somewhat draconian way that the songs were written. As someone who heard these songs piecemeal during the SOTW project, it is extremely satisfying to hear these songs fully fleshed out and curated together.
The arrangements on this album are so well constructed and natural. The album breathes in and out naturally, trusting the direction that the songs take it. realswellfan
wow. i absolutely loved broken bone ballads, so I was a bit nervous listening to this. how do you follow up to a nearly perfect album? sad fat luck is the answer. life has been cruel to ceschi since his last album in 2015 and he holds true to the cliche about suffering creating great art. this album is truly amazing from start to finish. an absolute emotional masterpiece. this is an instant classic. buy all the hard copies and go see him live, his performance and energy are unlike anything else. a truly memorable experience. its very bittersweet to know theres only going to be 2 more ceschi albums after this but I fully trust he knows what hes doing Joe Campbell