The Borden Asylum / Bio

First and foremost, I'm a musician; an artist and thinker of sorts. I started writing songs when I was about 15, and I've never stopped, (I'm now 21). I have a giant suitcase full of all (well most) of the material and demo's and throw-aways I've recorded since. Needless say there is a lot of CDs some good, some bad. My alias is The Borden Asylum, and the music I write is dependent on creations; derived spontaneously only capable from within my soul (or some kind of other unseen force). In other words, I don't technically "write" songs, rather I just sit down, strike a chord and then the words start to flow miraculously out of nowhere. I did not know how to "write" a song, I had only played guitar since I was 11 up to that point, I figured my only shot was to wing it. At 17 I became very serious about not only recording CONSTANTLY but also creating albums, and album art and titles and what to call myself, etc.. I was listening to a lot of weird music at the time, reading into everything trying to get some kind of unconventional wisdom from any of my dead heroes, whilst I don't think not a single soul knew what I was doing for a good year and a half after I had a lot of things done. I filled my Blackberry's voice recorder with 600+ recordings, then moved to a shitty plug in computer mic and finally upgraded to the fancy equipment, (that I felt like I needed a degree in thermo-nuclear astrophysics to work). Everything I recorded was in the upstairs (miserable conditions) of an old farm house. My inspiration derives from anything and everything; in a literal/hypothetical sense. Musically, my influences range anywhere from Michael Jackson to Axl Rose to Lil Wayne to Sean Lennon, and, (in all seriousness..like The Big Bopper serious) everything in between. I feel so comfortable sitting down with an acoustic, just pressing the "record" button and just going off, freestyling it basically, while hopefully at the end I come out with something I'm satisfied with. Take after take, and edit after edit, countless sleepless nights, major depression and major determination is what makes my music and made everything worth it to me. Even though I don't have a huge following, I am glad that at the end of the day I can sit down and be more-or-less happy with my work, while the following I do have are a great group of people, and having the occasion to speak with some great people as well is really cool. I want to give my contribution back to everyone, including every band out there now, and not only provide the arts half for your ears, but the half where I say "thank you for everything you've taught me about life through your music." The real people will fully understand that one. My goal is to create and compose for the people, in which I could only hope in return, that the material I've produced is listen worthy. One of my ALL TIME favorite quotes that I feel like sums everything around me, including myself up.. is this, and it goes

"What am I in the eyes of most people--a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person--somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then--even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum."
- Vincent Van Gogh."

General Info

Band Members
Andrew Bouvier: Vocals/Guitar
Artist Name
The Borden Asylum
Profile Page
Folk / Singer/Songwriter / Alternative

Contact Info

Cambridge, OH

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