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by Rob Grossi

Acoustic driven rock by a Canadian solo artist. Haunting melodies paired with hard hitting tones.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Where I Belong
4:58 $0.99
2. Brand New Day
3:51 $0.99
3. Anywhere
3:59 $0.99
4. Like A Wave of the Sea
4:25 $0.99
5. See In the Dark
2:17 $0.99
6. Contemplatio
2:09 $0.99
7. Immovable
4:55 $0.99
8. In the Quiet Place
5:10 $0.99
9. Broken Heart
3:26 $0.99
10. Uncontrolled
4:00 $0.99
11. Uncertain
4:01 $0.99
12. When It All Fell Down
4:28 $0.99
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Album Notes
All vocals and instruments by Rob Grossi

Song By Song...
Where I Belong
We all struggle with questions of where we belong, where we come from and what we should be doing in life. Where are we supposed to be? And what are we supposed to be doing? Freewill gives us the opportunity to try many different things and to go anywhere we'd like. But are they always the right decisions? Probably not. I truly believe that God can make a new way in any situation, if we allow Him to, regardless of how far astray our personal choices have led us. Although His way may not always seem so obvious. And may even seem to make no sense at all. The harmonic intro is my favorite part. I like working with harmonics.

Brand New Day
This song, it seemed, resisted all efforts to record it. I can't count how many times I had to re-record a section here, a section there, due to small glitches or strange background noises. In the end, it still turned out ot be a catchy little tune. Some days are better than others. On those days when I feel as if I'd failed at something or not tried hard enough, I always tell myself that tomorrow will be different. There's something about the cycle of the setting and rising of the sun that almost feels like a “reset” button. The sun's up; time to try harder today.

This one takes me back a bit to when I was recording and performing with Chad for Broken Down Lighthouse. I was playing around with a slide on my guitar (which I never use), and this tune came to be. It's a song about seeking direction in life and going where you feel led to go. Not my usual style of song, due to the fact that it sounds all country-fied. I like the intro guitar bit.

Like A Wave Of The Sea
This is an instrumental that I had been toying around with for a little while. It's in a modified tuning (E, A, D, E, B, E) and then dropped down a half-step. The overwhelming theme of the sound kind of reminded me of a passage in the bible, James 1:6 “...For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, which is moved and carried about by the wind.”. Which, I thought, was a kind of anti-theme to the title of the album.

See In The Dark
Every day, we hear of newer, more provocative things in the news. We are continually presented with more shocking and disturbing images and themes than we ever were. And as we slowly become desensitised to the things around us, we begin to change our personal perspectives of life, love and morality. I know for me that there are things which I knew to be unacceptable when I was a young boy, and today are now commonplace. What disturbing aspects of our society today will become the norm for us all tomorrow? Is it possible to survive in our current state with our morality intact? Another new style for me. It was played mainly on my old Seagull acoustic. I love that guitar.

Another instrumental ditty I'd been playing around with. It's placement in the album is meant to be an “intermission” of sorts. Just long enough to go to the bathroom and be back by the end of the track. Or hit pause or something.

The first song that Benny and I recorded for the album. It was originally an idea for an instrumental but the melody was so creepy that I couldn't help but expand on it. It has a very spiritual aspect to it. Mainly the subject of spiritual warfare. Benny convinced me to do a weird guitar solo in the middle that I think turned out pretty well. I was reluctant at first, but now I'm glad it's there. Thanks Benny!

In The Quiet Place
Another song revisited from the past. It was originally recorded in early 2000 something and I felt it needed to be re-done. So now, with the addition of an extra verse and a guitar solo, it's better than it ever was. The bass lines are my favorite parts.

Broken Heart
Just about every Christian I know, including myself, has related moments of true knowledge of a higher power during times of utter despair. The way I see it, the most obvious presence of God in one's life tends to come to those who are broken. It's probably at these times when we're most willing to put aside ourself and finally just listen.

The drums! I don't pride myself on being a drummer...like, at all...but after hearing the mixing work Benny Riggi did to make them sound the way they do, I may re-think my main instrument. I've known too many people who live by the “do as you feel” approach to life. And I've known almost as many who have gotten their lives under control and have given their experiences to others as an example of some of the dangers of such activities. This song is for them. Some of the chord progressions are pretty funky. It was definitely fun to record.

I tend to obsess over what the future might hold. And, since I tend to focus a bit toward the negative, the outcome never looks good. What situations might arise? Where will I be? What will everyone's reactions be? And after exhausting every negatively themed outcome my limited brain can imagine, I'd just rather sit it out and hope for the best. The truth is, we can never know exactly what will be. We can only trust that things will work out as long as we try. So many layered guitar parts in this song that I can no longer tell what's going on. Sounds cool though.

When It All Fell Down
One of the creepiest sounding songs I've ever recorded. And I really like creepy sounding songs for some reason. The reverse guitar and drum parts were pretty fun to record. The ebow guitar “orchestra” at the end is my favorite bit. This song is for all the people in our lives/in our pasts that we couldn't be there for.



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