A musical reflection of personal revelation, this self produced disc took it's place as the third installment in a trilogy of solo records that began as a catharsis from the multilayered aesthetic of J Scott Bergman's former band, SOMETHING IRIS. At times soulful, sonically larger and more dynamic than it's predecessors, the album From Here deals with the importance of changing ways of thinking when old habits no longer serve us, a celebration of survival and self awareness. Being able to live one's truth and move forward without regret is the message. With pop sensibilities apparent and guest appearances by members of Beck and Alanis Morissette's touring bands, the arrangements are still purposefully sparse letting the vibe and stand out voice of this artist shine through. J Scott Bergman was born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California. His music is often inspired by personal events or spiritual philosophy. For example, he wrote music inspired by a dream he once had involving his mother who had passed away when he was fourteen. The first album in the trilogy, 'Instinct on Avenue', marked a transitional period and the breaking up of long term relationships. The second called 'The Theory Of' was the sorting out of that dream and it's perceived message (for detail see the notes section for this album at Cdbaby). 'From Here' is the beginning of a breakthrough. Subtle but powerful, It is a happy record that burns through it's dark disguise. He called the tour for 'From Here' 'dreams made physical' taken from a lyric on 'A Song Below The Stairs'. 'I promise you this is the only other song I dreamt up, but it is true. The melody and some of the words came from a dream and were relayed into a tape recorder when I awoke. A guy who looked a little like the singer Everlast was sitting on a chair in a stoney looking garden below a flight of stairs. He was playing guitar and singing the melody and the words, THANK GOD I'M INVINCIBLE'. Everlasting maybe? Perhaps in dreams made physical.
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