Originally entitled as "Lost Tapes" because at first I was planning to release my other 4-track songs that was not included in "98-05" or any of my early E.P.s. While compiling the selection, I attempted to re-record and re-imagine the tracks; which I very much enjoyed. It was like jamming with my younger self. I retained all chord progressions of the original tracks, made new beats, solos, and updated a lot of lyrics. I also wanted to go back to just a single drum machine, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, with additional toys format. The only original 4-track recording here is "Beat Matsing". After finishing a few, I knew I couldn't call it "Lost Tapes" anymore. The "Spotlight Effect" on the internet means it's, "... the phenomenon in which people tend to believe they are noticed more than they really are." (Wikipedia) It's a feeling I face a lot of times with zero confidence. I know It's all in the mind and seems like a nice title. So here it is, "The Spotlight Effect" E.P. Enjoy!
*Check additional liner notes, lyrics, and instruments I used when you click on a track.
released June 20, 2016
Written and produced by Diego Mapa
Image taken with permission from page 182 of 'Onze aarde. Handboek der natuurkundige aardrijkskunde ... Met 150 platen en 20 kaartjes in afzonderlijken Atlas’
Title: "Onze aarde. Handboek der natuurkundige aardrijkskunde ... Met 150 platen en 20 kaartjes in afzonderlijken Atlas"
Author: BLINK, Hendrik.
Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10005.dd.8."
Place of Publishing: Groningen
Date of Publishing: 1885
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