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Welcome to the immature ramblings of a naive, 16-year-old boy living in Mesquite, Texas, who knew nothing about the world other than video games and the music from his band and orchestra classes. Started and finished in June 2006 during summer break, this album was originally part of a series of albums in response to English composer Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells" series of albums, which were an obsessively-listened-to inspiration for years. The other albums won't be uploaded, because they aren't any good. All the music is purely General MIDI sounds, recorded from live playback on my sound card at the time. Completely unedited (unless the reversal of track 8 counts), unmixed, and unmastered, because I knew nothing about audio engineering, and still don't. Original files are MP3s from years ago, re-saved as WAV files in order to upload here. I am standing completely naked before you.

The accompanying artwork is a new addition to the album, but power plants always appeared to be huge, scary, and beautiful structures to me. I couldn't think of anything better than a low-quality picture I took with my phone while on a bus to use as the album artwork. For anyone interested to know, it's a photo of the Linden Co-Generation Plant in New Jersey.

I intended this album to be dedicated to Mike Oldfield, although I'm quite sure he'd rather it not be. Anyway, enjoy.

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released June 30, 2006

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From the Desk of Jordan Bortner Brooklyn, New York

"From the Desk of Jordan Bortner" is a pseudonym I came up with in high school, since all my music was made at my desk, you know?

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