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Wohlfahrt wasn't disheartened by this fact, and in subsequent years, he released the Thomas Wayne-inspired What Have I Done? Another local imprint, Still Soft Records, put out Mouthful of Your Spit Helps the Medicine, which Wohlfahrt describes as a compilation of older material. In October 2007, he completed his most ambitious work up to that time, Cometcrash, an album whose story revolves around a man who is lost and confused in the second century A.D. but who ultimately turns his life around and accepts Christ.
"I'm not a Christian," Wohlfahrt notes. "I love the idea of religion. I think it's a beautiful thing that has turned sour, unfortunately. I think religion is the same thing as any kind of group of people. You get together because you have something in common. Whether you go to a show or you go to a service, it's the same thing to me." After the harrowing experience of writing and recording Cometcrash, Wohlfahrt went on a two-year hiatus from performing because he couldn't figure out how to execute the material live.
Since returning from that hiatus, he's been surprisingly prolific, with the release of It's All Just a Waste last summer and the three-and-a-half-hour-plus epic 333 last fall. Originally written to be a companion piece to an art show, 333 helped Wohlfahrt break through to a new level of his craft.
Wohlfahrt's latest album, All You Have Left Is a Dream, is the culmination of his musical development. The significance of the title? "We're all bombarded and work, work, work, keep going, keep going," he explains. "One thing that really pissed me off was when 9/11 happened and George Bush was like, 'Just get back to your lives, don't let it affect you.' And it's like, 'No, you have to let it affect you, you have to take this time, you have to feel pain, you have to be human.' You can't ignore these things in your life."