We'd like to thank you for supporting our new album. It has been a long time coming, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did creating it. It's very special to us. On that subject, we are aware that in this day and age, the album format is all but obsolete. We just don't have the time to dedicate to an entire record in one go in these days do we? These modern times, eh? That said, this has been the first time we have had the opportunity to dedicate a recording wholly to this format, and we've kind of designed it to be listened to as a continuous piece. We hope that, having come this far, you can find the time to enjoy this recording in the it is intended. Even if it is just the once, we think you'll enjoy it more. Alternatively, you could see it as two separate four track sides, much like our past EPs, if that's more palatable, it works like that too.
You are probably also wondering about the beguiling and slightly pretentious title.
It may sound like it's taken from some obtuse spy thriller novel or a far flung philosophical ideology, but actually, we just made it up. It just felt the perfect summary to encapsulate the themes of working through life’s conundrums, often armed only with naive optimism and a stiff upper lip. It’s about realising that whilst we don’t always live in “the best of all possible worlds”, we can always strive to try and find a way through, and we don’t have to do it alone. These songs are very much observations of these internal monologues, embracing the ‘working out’ processes we all go through; being positive in challenging times. So there you go, now you know! Ok, we will leave you with it then. A final heartfelt thanks for helping us keep it alive after all this time. It's been a truly wonderful experience. Remember.. 'the kindling's in you..' Til soon
Stephen, Giles, Sean, Dom & Kevin.. a.k.a. TYS X
Panglossian [pan-glos-ee-uh n] adjective. Characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of hardship or adversity.
Momentum [ moh-men-tuh m ] noun.
Force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events.