About this Album:
"All of 'Vive Tu Muerte' songs were recorded and mixed in Corpus Christi, Tx right by the beautiful white sand and warm waters of the Gulf Cost in a small townhouse in March & April of 2010. All of the songs were being recorded after midnight to fulfill a certain obligation to the song material. Some recordings never made the final stages of mixing due to disagreements/complications with the lyrical content being considered too transparent to the actual story lines described in the music. Although the music was never fully realized to the songwriters full degree it was still released, we know now that the hex was definite on this one.
The album is about a series of dreams Car Gonzalez was having and dealing with from January thru February of 2010. He was right in the middle of recording and structuring songs after days of just releasing, 'Despair & Desperation'."
"I had made it a point to not have any running theme for the next album because I wanted to start releasing music immediately after this last release. I had some songs that didn't exactly fit with the sound of "Despair & Desperation," but that all came to a halt because what I was experiencing was quickly changing the direction of that.
People call them night terrors or something like that. For those two months I was waking up in the middle of the night shaking and drenched in sweat from these vivid dreams, what I remember I saw and witnessed my own death several times.
It's an erie feeling that I've never felt before I woke up remembering the words my grandma use to tell my brother and I when we little kids, (mind you she was a mean old "vieja" from mexico who we would see maybe once every few years she wasn't to fond of us) "vive tu muerte" she would say, meaning "live your death."
I don't know where these dreams came from or why those words stuck out as I had never experienced this before. In one of the dreams I was driving over a long industrial bridge when all of a sudden the bridge started shaking and finally collapsed in on itself immediately I was free falling towards the water when I hit I woke up sweating with a serious chest pain.
In another dream I remember I was being stabbed with a machete by an unknown person I couldn't see who it was when I woke up I couldn't breath it was like the air was being pulled out of me. There were a few others I can't recall but it was always followed by a sudden awakening and different areas of pain, sweat, lack of oxygen...etc.
These were explicitly vivid dreams it felt like I was there, I still remember them like a memory its weird and unexplainable in words. I did some research on dreams of death and it described when a person is letting go of his past (inner demons) and is starting a new... this is what the album is about."
released 31 May 2010
Art Photography by: Tony Rios
All Music and Lyrics by: Car Gonzalez
Vive Tu Muerte EP, Mixed & Mastered by: Car Gonzalez
A(n) Self/Independent Release
©2010 Sunsets and Hearts
Distro: currently not possible
Purchase at: Bandcamp
Stream at: Spotify Music