WE ONCE WERE LOST
eyes cast down
Kalindi Music KM007
Jan 27, 2020
Read the story of the album.
|3.||Gypsy Girl in Paris||10.28|
|4.||Confluence of Souls||16.10|
2020 begins with the first of two unexpected releases.
These four “lost pieces” were begun and set aside during 2005-11, and completed in Dec. 2019.
Abyssal began as a short, improvised synth jam from March 2005. I cherry-picked the good bits and set about reworking them into an Actual Composition. A good combination of NI Absynth & Camel Alchemy patches evoked the eerie, deep submersion I was looking for, and I ended up with an extended, live-recorded performance. I’m really looking forward to playing this in concert.
Aurora, made up entirely of 12-string guitar harmonics, had been completed, set aside for a future album and forgotten. It was recorded in 2010 and only needed some post-production adjustments.
Gypsy Girl in Paris was created for a remix project which never came to fruition, but I had always intended to use it myself. The original Marimba and Santur parts were recorded in 2011, and a synth frame was added in Dec. 2019.
Confluence of Souls had the most ambitious origin story: intended as a longform piece with voices and more, built on a foundation of guitar loops. The two guitars – recorded in 2007 – stood up nicely, with only a few brush strokes needed to complete it.
Big thanks to Diana and everyone at Radio Spiral for an anjoyable album premiere!