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When I moved to Austin, Texas in 1997, I promised myself I would stay there at least five years before I would decide if I wanted to stay. 2002 arrived, and I wanted to leave but couldn’t. I didn’t have the cash.

It turned out the following five years weren’t too bad. Then the weather got worse along with the allergies. In 2009, I made a plan to leave, and in 2012, I moved to Seattle.

Before then, I channeled my frustrations with Austin into lyrics, some dating as far back as 2008. It became the theme of the album, which would be named Travis after Travis County.


Track Title
1 Prelude: The Travis Lament
2 Timekeeper
3 August
4 I Want to Follow
5 Another Fiction
6 ||: :||
7 世界の終わり
8 Surplus
9 The Man Who Stopped the World from Falling
10 West
11 Interlude: The Travis Reel
12 Useless


  • Produced and engineered by Greg Bueno
  • Recorded in the Closet West, 2014-2016, Seattle, WA
  • Cover design and photography by Greg Bueno
  • Published by Shinkyoku Advocacy (ASCAP)


  • Release date: March 30, 2018

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