The Hard Problem of Consciousness

by Texture & Light

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“A beefy take on turn-of-the-80′s NYC bands, a la Talking Heads”
- CBC Radio 3

"Texture & Light walk a fine line between making dance-ready club hits and emotionally complex tunes to make you think. [They] combine a trippy soundscape and thoughtful songwriting to make an extremely dynamic listen. You’ll discover something new with each play." - Beth Kellmurray, Diffuser FM

"'The Hard Problem of Consciousness' is an expansive and personal listening experience, filtering the intimacy of bedroom production through the dance floor of a road trippin' extrovert." - Alan Ranta, Exclaim!

"A refreshing blend of 80s-inspired new wave and house beats, cleverly bound to the modern age of dream pop and electro synth. No two tracks on the album sound the same, yet they weave together a pleasing soundscape with the resonating themes of dreams, and of tranquility."
- Natalie Hoy, The Permanent Rain Press

“A charming and unique voice… Refix’s background in house music production is apparent in the richly woven synthesized melodies that give the impression of a room full of hardware.”
- Liz Goode, BeatRoute Magazine

“Lyrics so unpretentious it’s impossible to poke fun at – and that’s precisely the tone on this entire record… [I]t’s doing away with hipster affectations and just embracing the fact that we are young…” - Tatjana, The Sound of Confusion

"A devilish little romp through indie, electronic and '80s-inspired new wave that should make a mark on the Canadian music scene." - Jason Schreurs - freelance writer, Exclaim!, Alternative Press

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released November 5, 2013

Written, performed, recorded by Trevor Refix.

Additional drum programming on 'How We Bend' and additional synth and drum programming on 'Feelings to the Bone' by Scott DeMello.

Additional guitar on 'The Fall' by Joseph Martin.

Mastered at Suite Sound Labs in Vancouver.

Album artwork by Meghan Hilderbrand. Find more of her amazing and inspiring work at meghanhildebrand.com

Logo design and layout by Clare Mervyn

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Texture & Light Powell River, British Columbia

Electronic music from inner space: synthesizers + drum machines + field recordings + words. Sometimes guitar. AKA Trevor Refix.

Full bio / press at www.textureandlight.ca

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Track Name: A Quiet Place
I woke up this morning
Covered in rain in a parking lot
I woke up this morning
To the people in the window I'm a tiny little dot
And the cranes, they were all nervous
Or was it all in my mind?
All the cars in such a hurry
And the people, oh the people, are just so overwhelming

If you're never going to change
Then why are you always dreaming?
You need to find a quiet place
And that voice inside your head will stop screaming

I woke up this morning
To a screaming clock while the city talked
Then the noise just got so boring
if I cover my ears can I make it stop?
I think I hate my possessions, and my habits are old news
My dreams have gotten pretty rusty
Just get me to the forest, I've got so much to lose

If you're never going to change
Then why are you always dreaming?
You need to find a quiet place
And that voice inside your head will stop screaming

I can still feel the sunshine, I can still feel the rain
I know that you need me and I know that you want me
So if you really love get down from above me
Come join me below, let's learn to let go
We can slow down time, let the days unwind
We can change our mind, we can change our mind
We can burn all the bridges, we can burn all the buildings
We can turn these wishes into crazy feelings.