Alpha Pup Records presents MAST's second full length album Love and War_, a highly conceptual and deeply personal new work based on jazz trained multi-instrumentalist Tim Conley's eventful love life over the last 2 years. Set up as a three act play structure (traditionally the Setup, the Confrontation and the Resolution) Love and War_ is 17 intense and unique compositions each flowing into the next with recurring musical themes or "characters."
Conley tells the story of (Act 1) finding love and the beauty and naivety that comes with exploring something new; (Act 2) losing that love due to her substance abuse, deception and Conley coping in unhealthy ways; (Act 3) learning to let go, heal and ultimately find a much deeper lasting love. The tone Conley sets is sometimes sarcastic, other times vulnerable and intimate, yet always musically intense and profoundly visual.
Sonically, Love and War_ is mostly instrumental compositions consisting of rousing electronic elements perfectly intertwined with live guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. It's performed and produced by Conley, along with some of the world's leading Instrumentalists and vocalists.