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Judge for The Ball & Chain

Vilnius, Lithuania
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Portrait of The Ball & Chain

Married with 2 kids, a dog, a tortoise and 2 birds. These are the circumstances that allow us to refer to one another amorously as "The Ball & Chain".

There is a certain lush ripeness that comes with age. Time seasons all persons and all relationships. After a few years of married life, the butterflies in your stomach fly off and your heart no longer skips a beat at the sight of your lover. The narcotic symptoms of being in love fade, and you're left with a very different feeling. If you are lucky, you will find yourself happily anchored to an existence that you cannot easily stray from. 

When we began writing songs together, we realized that our music also refused to stray. There are many love songs, though more about love the way it is well after the chocolate coating has gone off and neither one is too eager to impress or please. The lyrics are dry, sincere, and a tad cynical with a only a faint hint of the sweetness that has managed to endure the corrosive effect of extensive exposure. The music is accordingly intimate and draws on sounds sampled from common, everyday environments we inhabit to acoustically accent the feeling of ordinary intimacy. We call it "bedroom music": Music from the bedroom, for the bedroom.