Songs of Fleeting Permanence was born out of reflection, introspection, and self-discovery throughout a six year period of my life (ages 18-24). The resulting set of music (33 songs spanning 3 volumes) tells the story of my experiences during this period. It was eventually recorded over several months in late 2016, alone in my bedroom, using only a laptop, two microphones, and every instrument I could find in the house. This is Volume One.
Cover photo taken in December of 2013, from a second floor window in Mason Hall on the Fredonia State campus in Fredonia, New York.
released April 21, 2017
All music composed and arranged by Ian McCuen
All lyrics written by Ian McCuen
Ian McCuen: acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals, piano, mandolin, banjo, percussion, whistling, producer, recording engineer, mixing engineer, cover photography
Emily Finlan: cello (track 1, 3, 11)
Brian Kenney: backing vocals (track 1), bells (track 1)
Alex Wieloszynski: mastering engineer