The first three tracks are from that first session, where I could only record so loud in my apartment, which I only bring up because I really like the tone I got out of my broken Peavey Rage 158 and Earthquaker Devices Palisades.
The last two tracks are from the second session, where they were written and recorded in the same day. "Everything Breaks/Everything's Broken" was not improvised, but I didn't figure out exactly how I wanted to play the song until the second or third time some of those parts came around. I think I like the narrative of that more than I'd like getting a really good take of the whole thing.
I think Micah Schreiber played some ambient bass stuff on "Purple Cars," so thanks for that, bud.
MURMURATION is a short story chapbook that was written over the course of the year 2012 when I was a janitor at a Wal-Mart in Galena, Illinois. Here's what Mary Miller (author of Big World, The Last Days of California, Always Happy Hour) said about it:
"The five stories in Ryan Werner's Murmuration, which are dedicated to the Midwest, bring me into the heart of a world where boys drive cars off cliffs and have least favorite strippers, where dreams must be revised into "necessary shapes" by playing guitar in the street at night. Ryan writes with authority, skill, and passion, not only about the Midwest, but about youth and what it means to be young."
If you download NO COAST from Bandcamp at a pay-whatever-the-hell-you-want price, you will receive a PDF of MURMURATION, a lossless copy of the accompanying NO COAST album, and the audio book version of MURMURATION with the dulcet tones of NO COAST weaving in and out of their respective stories.