Meta Valley EP (Special Edition)

by Abelard

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I'm proud to present Meta Valley (Special Edition), an expanded and remastered re-release of the original Meta Valley EP (2015). Published after the viral SeinWave, Meta Valley's original seven tracks have been enhanced, and eight additional unreleased tracks and b-sides have been remastered, expanding the original EP into a full length LP.

Combining elements of vaporwave, downtempo pop and funk with lush synths and soundtrack ambience, Meta Valley is about feeling isolated as a queer teenager and having aspirations of normality (job, social, relationship) but feeling like overcoming the anxiety to reach them was impossible. Meta Valley is the space between your past life—your memories, experiences and nostalgia—and your future as you grow to realise your identity and hope one day to step out of the space between.

The samples of fights between the two reflect the lives of teens coming out, breaking their parents expectations and not living up to everything they'd hoped for you. The fight in the title track "Meta Valley" explores complications of queer kids in single parent households: where a young person would normally seek support they find themselves needing to support their guardian and feel like they have to stay 'strong' for their only remaining family, out of fear of losing them.

An exploration of a bitter-sweet portrait of fractured home life, discordant and exclusive nightlife and destructive day-to-day life, Meta Valley is about seeing beyond appearance, fronts, looks and attitudes and recognising “human beings”.

Meta Valley is about sharing experiences of vulnerability that teach you, above all else, you are not alone in the world, and you are loved.

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released April 2, 2019

Written and Produced by Ignatius Gilfedder (Abelard)
Additional production on "Meta Valley" by Duane Morrison
Lyrics and programmed vocals on "Look Around You" by Cade
Vocals on "Dance In Space" by Carmen Clayton (used with permission)

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