Written with the Music Studio iPod app on an IDF base in the Negev desert, Israel. Recorded in a boathouse near Barrie, Ontario. Mixed on Kibbutz Gesher, Northern Israel and Thornhill, Ontario.
The album was inspired by the loneliness of being a soldier in a strange land and the few connections made there. Aesthetically, it was an attempt to mix the intimacy of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone with the romance of My Bloody Valentine.
I drew the album cover in my notebook one night while we were in the field.
The title is a reference to the מה טבו prayer (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Tovu