Funny and sad like a trainwreck full of clowns, Brooklyn-based Don Paris Schlotman currently plays bass for heavy psych-rock band Toshio, sings and plays guitar in wavegaze rock band Dolphins Don't Love, plays synth and bass for Brian Bonz & The Major Crimes, and is a co-founding singer/bassist of defunct post-apocalyptic sc-fi band The Sky Captains of Industry.
Born in a freak accident, the seventh son of a lightning bolt and a mountain lion, Don plays music the way some people fall over, and his artificial left eye can see 4 seconds into the future. He makes art, plays and writes music, wrestles conundrums, falls down sometimes, and is a cat lady in training. The reports of his wizardry are greatly exaggerated, although he has been known to make things disappear at times, including but not limited to himself.
"Ever concerned with the complex and often under-considered relationships between man and woman, humanity and nature, and the ego and eternity, Hardest of Hearts is thinking man's songwriting in its purest form.... About as low-key as it gets, this record is recommended for all sad bastards and science geeks alike. A slow burner filled with mournfully atmospheric electric guitar and even some spoken poetry here and there, Hardest of Hearts, for all its dark preoccupations, ultimately carries with it a strange and eccentric affirmation."