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Allegories spawned from a need to experiment with musical concepts, and a restlessness that made free time impossible or unwanted. Originally, we formed Allegories as a side project to explore improvisational ideas, but it soon became an obsession.

At first, dozens of skeletal, dream-like soundscapes were created and soon narrowed down to the most promising twelve. These twelve sonic explorations then started to feel more like songs. These songs then started to fall into three distinct suites. Eventually, those suites soon became the album: Surreal Auteur.

It’s strange, when we were manipulating these improvisational sketches into very precise songs (without a clear understanding of what they would become) we weren’t concerned. The anxiety or occasional pure fear that can be associated with creating music was lifted. The only goal was to make something that excited us, work with people that excited us, and try to continue exploring areas that were new to us. The singular consistent fear was that our computer would break and that we would lose these months of work, without any way of retrieving the songs. Luckily, we finished. No technological disaster. Our sanities partially intact, the same way they were when we began.

Only now, months after finishing the record, waiting for the chance to have the record diffuse into the “public’s” consciousness have we been anxious. Maybe it’s more anticipation since we don’t really feel apprehensive.

Actually it’s more like we can’t wait

-Adam Bentley & Jordan Mitchell

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  • 1949

    From the few tracks that i've heard, Allegories is one super band. Surreal Auteur is nearly impossible to find though. It's practically Atlantis.

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • micburns

    love their track "grass Toboggan".. need more stuff!!!

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • emuly

    allegories is superlovely

    3 Aug 2008 Reply