Chapters is a collection of songs inspired by the artist’s most vivid memories throughout his life, marked also by a specific person he has known - an “audio-biography" or concept album of sorts.
“I took this concept and put my deepest most intense memories of places and individuals who, for better or worse (or both), had great impact on shaping who I am today. I translated each as music that best represents the feelings I have for the person, place, and time. My greatest joys, hardships, loves, treasures, and nightmares are all equally cherished; all of the emotion transformed into sound.”
Chapters is the second album by Apptronica artist SmiteMatter, produced entirely using iOS apps and devices.
released 24 February 2014
Special thanks, appreciation and acknowledgments:
My wife Christina, with love, for tolerating me with my nose in my iPad every day and night.
My son Jacob who is my greatest collaborative effort.
My daughter Grace. Still my little girl. I'm sorry I didn't do better.
Clif Johnston for believing in me, and being a good friend. We have good skulls.
Bruce Gall, who has been so incredibly supportive with so many spins on his shows.
Christian Augustin who on more than one occasion generously pulled me out of the fire.
Neal Murrell AKA Ithaca Benesh. Our short lived friendship meant so much to me, & I miss you. I'm sorry this is so late. I hope you're listening wherever you are R.I.P.
The iOS Music Community and Artists. So many incredible, talented, and hilarious people who have in their infinite kindness supported me and inspired me in countless ways no matter how tough things got. All proving what can be done, where ever they are.
iOS Music Bloggers for supporting my efforts with links, and numerous supportive gestures.
iOS Music App Developers for all the codes, early looks, and for your clever innovation and designs inspiring a growing collection of creatives to shine.
The "haters" and "purists". Yes I Can! I'm just getting started.
David Israel, known to most as SmiteMatter, started in 2009 with just an iPod Touch and some early music apps and was
instantly hooked. For SmiteMatter, the concept of being totally free to autonomously create music anywhere with no need for anything else was extremely habit forming. A purist from the very beginning, SmiteMatter now makes his music on a couple of iPads....more