“The Hawthorne Effect” is the phenomenon by which knowing one is being observed affects one’s behavior.
Every day we are watched by eyes in the sky, by computers and cell phones, by others around us, and by estranged parts hidden deep within, alternate identities within our very selves. This knowing is part of our reality and this reality is now.
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The songs are written by John Jauch (Smoke Off Vinyl/Killing the Enemy) mostly on an acoustic guitar. John has been an active member of the Chicago music scene for the past ten years and has had music featured on television and radio programs around the world.
All songs were tracked, arranged, mixed, and mastered at Stranded On A Planet recording studio in Chicago, under the technical and musical prowess of producer Scott Fritz (Nadia Ali, Martha Berner, Cavalier King) and features the talents of several studio musicians: William Sprawls, Bethany Fritz, Tyson Ellert, and of course, Scott Fritz.
The album is a roller coaster of emotion and reflects the differing sides of the human experience not only through lyrics, but also in sound. Addiction, oppression, and mortality are just a few of the topics touched upon in this ten song soundtrack of lives that is unclassifiable as a whole, but familiar as well.