Life is strange… that is the quintessential message in Pete Nischt's newest 10-song collection of music. It's a record detailing just how twisted and unpredictable life can really get. The most amazing thing about it, though, is that for an album forged amidst the misery and frustrations of its writer, the outcome was extremely positive. The tone is hopeful and confident. The songs are eclectic and groovy. Written over two years starting when Pete was just 18, "Life is Strange" exudes all of the qualities of a masterpiece in that it is exactly how it was meant to be.
The record itself wouldn't have been the same without the brilliant friendship and guidance of producer Chris Badami (The Early November, The Starting Line), an awesome mastering job by Scott Hull (John Mayer, Bruce Springsteen), or the chops of all of the friends that joined Pete in the studio. We could get into Pete's influences or who we think he sounds like, but the fact is that it isn't important to us because it isn't important to him. At 21, his only concern now is climbing his own ladder of self-realization, wherever it may lead.
To clear up any confusion… after a year of traveling the country solo and with a band, Pete decided in September of 2007 to opt out of his contract with former record label Regular Music due to obligations that weren't being met. He began attending classes in the fall again at the University of Akron as an Accounting major specializing in Music Business. He stayed busy playing solo gigs out of town almost every weekend throughout the midwest, and is continuing to do so. He is taking things slow this winter to write and demo a new record of undetermined length… to be released independently, unless something else comes up!
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