Performing a Crime

by Joel Eel

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    Photography by: Nate Bajar

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Sapphire 03:32
A Sapphire My Emerald A Jewel My World Anxious This Climate Sensations Too Real Uncertain Exposures Confronting My Fears Repeating Exposures Perpetuate w/ Care A Sapphire A Sapphire
I'm vulnerable at full potential Leather love Letter your disposal Mixed emotions no hassles Fragrance expired recycled Confessions desired forgetful 12 sins adored by disciples Lust neglected In fractals Nine lives lived Impractical
Swine serpent Heart broken Wishful thinker I bleed Self motives false righteous Your intentions I don't believe A national full of capital The hunger they bleed A nation full of capital The hopeless they need -- Swine serpent Heart broken A wishful thinker I bleed Self motives false righteous Your intentions I don't believe I'm self righteous I'm a victim I'm expressive Triangular I'm a lover I'm not a fighter I'm a victim to my Machine -- I'm emotive Empathetic Vulnerable Armed for you I'm a lost in my decisions Indecisive I feel subdued I'm a lover I'm a fighter I'm my mother My Machine Man of color Man of color Man of color My Machine.
4 to the floor Quantize out Of time A figure, Friend, Or foe. How impatient is this world Securing All beloved Red rose Recite a poem They say In God we trust They say We're in love. And yet Our love is blind heartbroken Over time Soft kiss, A Tender touch Perform A simple crime. A victim of Present thought No pleasure In response How much Do we give up Just to Fall in love
Body Builder 07:34


Korean-Canadian artist and Forth collective label manager Joel Eel presents his new album “Performing a Crime” - Released on Perpetual Care - September 14th, 2018

Performing A Crime is a concept of how being in love, can feel criminal in and of itself. It is the observation of how two people intimately in love, exchanging a conversation that can result in misunderstanding -- emotions become reactionary and eventually overpower the positive motive of one’s intent.

The emotional exchange of tenderness one day, can be ultimately forgotten or destroyed the next. All loving -- expressive ideas no longer resonate -- can be distorted by emotions. Social media takes its part; simplifying complex expressions — such as how the act of unfollowing can be interrupted as an opposition of perpetual care.

My ideas explore concepts of love — through reinvention of self-care, self-love and embracing vulnerability as a method of strength, rather as default for weakness. While a long-term attachment to amorosos is dissected by a beam of light, it cuts indiscriminately between the peak of two valleys.

These cold colours are washed over with a warm emotional symphony; made up of brutally-crafted love songs, expressed through self-reflective melodies. This is a personal endeavor of redefining the concepts of love, revealed through a catalogue of love songs for the dance floor.


released September 14, 2018

All songs written, programmed & performed by:
Joel Eel, except for “Performing a Crime” (Arranged by: Joel Eel & Brian Wong)

All lyrics written by: Joel Eel
Produced by Joel Eel & Brian Wong

All songs Recorded by: Brian Wong @ the Treatment Centre,
except “Body Builder,” Recorded by Joel Eel.
Mixed by: Abe Seiferth @ Transmitter Studios
Mastered by: Joe Lambert @ JLM

Creative Direction & Design by: Joel Eel
Photography by: Nate Bajar
Product Photography by: James Kachan

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