You see, down this way you’ll find creatures, stories, songs, signs, twists, quips, glyphs, views, cues, moods, rues, elaborate habits, colors, characters, quirks, works, rhymes, designs, beasts, toasts, magics, jests, jousts, soul, sorrow, sales, mail, fails, blunders, and wild, wily, wonders; and between you and me: It’s the ONLY place you can find ‘em. Climb in and hold on tight.
Embracing the Phantoms II, demos by Robbers, available here.
And so, it continues: A revisiting of the ambitious, ferocious vision of the boy I once was. But it's not only that; This is a revealing of my heart, mind, and soul that could not be expressed in any other way than how it is--how it truly was.
Can we, as artists, ever truly know who we are? Can I truly recreate now what I created then? Can we truly step back into who we once were? Every touch of the instrument is a completely new experience, because growth and perspective fuel me. I could never play my guitar the way I played it when I created these demos, so, in a sense, there is someone performing on these recordings that no longer exists.
to share these songs in this capacity is to acknowledge my personal progress as an artist and at the same time preserve my origins, that, owed to hindsight, have become ever mysterious and inexplicable even to me. You see: replaying this work is as exciting and curious for me as it is to you--so much time has passed since creating these songs, therefore absolving all predispositions, courting a pure perspective on my own work--and it is this happenstance that has inspired me to share these incredibly vulnerable songs in the first place--to encourage you to join me, and discover what I am discovering: A boy becoming who he was meant to be.
so, without further waste, I am so proud to announce the release of Embracing the Phantoms II--demos by ROBBERS, available here--as well as the revamping of my website, where I encourage you to be on the lookout for updates, EVERY Tuesday, of my new adventures in music, visual art, writing, and performance.
Photo taken August 2007 at Charlie Bullfrogs, somewhere on Long Island.
I am so proud to announce and share with you new artifacts revealed by Har-vi itself: The Startling Star-Chests. These chests are great protectors--concealers of one's sacred and spiritual tools. Only the brightest stars in our galaxies can understand the real treasures that exist within! One-of-a-kind items of art, let these Startling Star-Chests bring safety and preservation of your cosmic charms.
Creation of these pieces began August 2017. Please click here to purchase.
#1: Mosaic Relic.
#2: Web of Eyes.
#3: Why & Why.
#4: Prism of Passage.
"Through the Ego" is now available on all streaming services, including Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music. You can also purchase a limited run of cassettes through Bandcamp.
Thank you for your infinite patience and love. I hope you will enjoy what I know to be only a glimpse into a new and beautiful world of music to discover.
Explore the Infinity of Love with "Cryptic Mysticism", briefly streaming now!
"Little Sea Pebble" was written in the winter of 2014 to be given as a valentines day gift for someone very special to me; I perched my keyboard upward onto the wall, hit play and sang her song to her in the living room of our first apartment together in Missoula, Montana. By September of 2015 "Little Sea Pebble" evolved into the recording that you are hearing today.
It is now November of 2016 and when I hear "Little Sea Pebble" I think of how unexplainable life can become; what have I done to bring myself here--what have I not? Every choice I make impacts the very outcome of who I am and where I am lead; although it might seem like a dull philosophy at first glimpse--still--I do not believe that the foundation in which our choices are conceived can always be so easily recalled. It is the doubt in me that leads the very outcome of my choices into a cloud of mystery even to myself--a universal turmoil unparalleled in it's power within.
Nonetheless, "Little Sea Pebble" reminds me of my choices--good and bad, clear and unclear-- and how these choices, despite the infinite possibilities of their perceived objectives, have fatefully led me to a rare opportunity to be loved by a truly beautiful woman--a woman of determination and purpose, fueled by an unbreakable loyalty to selflessness--unexplainably and phenomenally so! For this, I am so grateful.
When I hear "Little Sea Pebble", it reminds me to truly consider the immense impact my choices have on not only myself, but every person in my life; I could never predict if and when the time in which we all share may come to pass, but I can choose to do my best to understand and become understood, because only in understanding can I be known, and only in knowing can true love manifest and doubt abolish.
I know that my choices already made have led me to an unexplainable and phenomenal occurrence of love--what love that is shared does not occur in such a way? With that being said, with consideration of my choices still yet to be made, I can only look up at the sun and the clouds and the sky to remind myself that they did not come to existence to be admired solely, but to be needed too.
Just as the outcome of my choices reminds me of who I am and of where I am lead, so too do these outcomes confront me to accept my reality by understanding the impact I make on what and who surrounds me; I accept my need to know that I am needed, and in knowing this, I can fulfill my duty to supply back to what and who surrounds me with confidence to impact them; with this considered, I can practice to love better--without doubt--joyously and proudly.
I hope "Little Sea Pebble" will remind you to embrace your need to be given love, and to give love--with every atom in your body--to those who need your embrace.
I want to thank everyone involved in this video for their time, patience, love and hard work. Thank you Nadeem for your infinite support and encouragement.
Cosmic Harvey Presents:
"Little Sea Pebble", by Celestial Mind
Written by Andrew Accardi
Performed by Andrew Accardi & John Favicchia
Recorded by John Favicchia
Mixed by Bradley Cordaro
Mastered By Alan Douches
Filmed & Edited by Billy Duprey
These demos have haunted me for ten years or more. All of these songs were intended to be officially recorded, but so much time has passed that I've realized I couldn't re-record them now without losing their sentimentality--the cracking and uneasy voice; the nostalgic improvised lyrics; the guitar tones; the awkward performances; the reverberation of my parents basement room. For me, listening to these songs has become more like looking at photographs of myself as a teenager; There is no going back and altering who I was then. Why would I change what has happened in the past--why be ashamed? For me, releasing these demos means embracing the person I always was, not the person I tried so hard to be.
I am sharing these demos in hope that you will understand that I could not go one more day keeping these memories locked away-I am letting my guard down; I don't know what the purpose of anything is, but I know that there is no good reason for anyone to hide who they are. If I can move on from my past, then just maybe I can finally start taking steps toward my future. For your contribution of just 2$ you can share in some of the most special moments of my life that made me who I am today, uniquely preserved and timeless.
Embracing The Phantoms--Demos by Robbers
These demos are dedicated to Vincent John, Roxanne, and Aurora Catherine
We have prepared a fresh set of songs from the all-new album for this show, so it will be a very special performance!
Expect "Through The Ego" to be released later this year!
-Cosmic Harvey & Celestial Mind-
The new year is upon us and we all have our own idea of how we'd like to see it go. My idea is to no longer dwell on my ideas but act on them; If the greatest thing standing in our way is ourselves then I no longer want to be my own enemy.
So, plans will be made and sought after, ideas will congeal and breathe and live as we do. My first idea for the new year is to play a gig on Long Island, so I've booked one! It's been some time since I've performed close to my home town, so it is inevitable that the night of January 15th, 2016 will be special.
Please join myself, Cosmic Harvey, and my band, Celestial Mind, for a night of reformulation of the spirit in light of the new year. Joining us will be none other than Brian Bonz & The Major Crimes, More Than Skies, and Dr. F*cks; This event will be held at the Amityville Music Hall at 7pm.
We will be performing re-imagined ROBBERS tunes as well as new material from the new album. I've been picking up the guitar again and I think you will like the new versions of Handsome (DDM) and Dogs (FTFB); I sure do!
Let's feel change and witness progress together, starting now!
I am incredibly happy to announce that John Favicchia, Mike Gagliardi and I have completed the recording process of the new album. After roughly 25 days, 250 hours and 2,200 miles (no joke) of commuting, we've done it! Thank you to all that have shown interest and support in this new work; Wait 'til you actually hear it, it might stupefy you! Now, onto phase 2!
By the way, have you heard our new single, Lavender, yet? What are you waiting for?
Written by Andrew Accardi
Keyboards, Bass Keyboard, Percussion, Vocals performed by Andrew Accardi
Drums performed by John Favicchia
Trumpets, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Vocals performed by Mike Gagliardi
Special Guest Vocal performance by Kathryn Brown
Produced by Cosmic Harvey & Celestial Mind
Recorded by John Favicchia
Mixed by Dan Gluszak
Mastered by Alan Douches