After two decades in all all-consuming, world-touring, and prolific musical projects - Savage Republic, his own brainchild Medicine (releasing records on Def American, Creation, and Astralwerks), Lusk, and his solo project Electric Company, to name a few - Brad Laner graduated to fatherhood in his self-restored 1964 Joseph Eichler home, a mid-century modern gem, near his hometown of Los Angeles. What had extended across years and countries began rotating around an architecturally-exquisite sphere of family, space, and slower time. Brad began working on long distance appearances with Brian Eno, Vetiver, and Caribou, and played a rare live show in 2005 at Arthurfest in LA. It was here where his creative relationship began with producer Thom Monahan (the wizard behind Brightblack Morning Light, Vetiver, Lavender Diamond, and Devendra Banhart) and a year of sketching, editing, and recording commenced. \"Neighbor Singing\" was fabricated out of selection of over forty tracks with Monahan\'s help.
\"This record was made in a \'catch as catch can\' sort of situation in that nowadays I\'m constantly balancing between raising my son and finding the time to be a properly self indulgent artiste,\" wrote Brad. \"I think this dual reality kept me from traveling too far up my own ass and allowed for a (slightly) more objective perspective i.e. lots of time to step away from it and lose the muscle memory of putting down the individual parts.\" Inspiration was also found in his new home (see a glimpse of it in the picture above), with its simple passageways and layers of unencumbered views through floor-to-ceiling panels of glass. Like so many musicians who retreat to remarkable, isolated places to create something new, Brad found his ideas in this pure space. He just had the good fortune of waking up to it every day.