As Long As I Ain't Thinking About The Future
Ron Leary / Dean Drouillard
Dean recognized the urgency in Leary’s songs and began working with them. He transferred Ron’s phone recordings onto his Akai 4-track cassette recorder and began adding his own sounds, working quickly to reflect the in-the-moment recordings from Leary. After the first few pieces were complete they realized they were onto something exciting and necessary. They decided to complete an album.
The sound of the album that would become “As Long As I Ain’t Thinking About The Future” is inherently lo-fi, largely due to the media (iPhone, 4-track cassette) it was recorded to. But the practice of making this recording follows a natural line of how Leary and Drouillard created recorded music together in the 90s, when Ron would pass along cassettes of his original songs for Dean to add additional instrumentation to, each welcoming the other to share their artistic choices.