2000 - 2005
Oblivion was my real band. We were best friends, and lived together in house in Ann Arbor, and recorded two full length albums, and played a ton of shows. We really thought we were going to be rock stars. We weren't, but we made some cool music together, learned a great deal about ourselves, had the time of our lives, and created lifelong bonds.
I guess you can't ask much more than that from a band.
Our two albums were released in 2002 and 2004, entirely self-funded, and self-produced. They mostly sound like they were, too, but there are some solid ideas in the songs, even if the execution might have needed some refining at times. All in all, I'm very proud of the work we created, and of the great people I spent those 5 years with.
... (ellipsis) (2002)
Oblivion's first record was recorded in a Detroit basement and, frankly, it sounds like it. Though sonically immature, the record nonetheless is chock full of catchy tunes and the hard driving energy Oblivion would become known for through the first 5 years of the 21st century.
The Garden in the Machine (2004)
The second and last record from Oblivion saw the band spreading their prog rock wings, with songs like "Homeric Epic, Exit no. 3" in particular charting new territory in breadth and sonic complexity. A concept album at heart, the first half of the record barely stops to catch its breath, while the second half is more sprawling and ambitious.