WARNING: Post contains: a small, lo-fi, fragment of ‘Invocation’.
It is literally the very first time this music will ever have been heard.
Are you Ready? ;-)
Before we get to the music tho, I feel that I would be majorly remiss if I did say a MASSIVE ‘Thankyou’ to everybody who read the first post and commented or tweeted about it.
The response was incredibly gratifying and there were MANY guesses as to the source of the original cover photograph:
The most creative guesses BY FAR came from Ynav:
“Top left appears to be an image of a skeleton. In front of that image appears to be a human like male creature with wild hair. Top right an image of a big dog. Bottom left an image of a young lady.”
And Chris Ladbrook got very close with:
“…the lines are the strings from the cello?”
In the end, the absolute correct answer was given by Heather Zee on twitter:
It was indeed, a photo taken of the bridge of the cello that I used to record the piece. Well done Heather Zee! And big thanks to everybody else (the interaction went a long way to keeping me sane thru the mixing and mastering process.)
Speaking of the piece, are you ready for a little taste?
With the exceptions of one guitar line and one piano line, every single sound that you are hearing on this track was made by me with acoustic cello and voice, and has not been processed in any way. There are zero samples, zero electronic instruments and zero ‘autotuning’.
‘Invocation’ is as real as it gets.
I have a deep and powerful love for real music that springs from the present moment. Music that, as you listen to it, seems to slough the dross of life away, leaving something…lighter. Music that goes beyond a collection of sounds and becomes a fully immersive experience.
That love, is where this piece came from.
In the next few days I am going to post some video of me in the studio. This will be the first time I have played with video and video editing, so expect… something. ;-)
Until then, I’d love to hear your first impressions of ‘Invocation’. What did you think of it? What images did it call to mind? Where did it take you?
As always, hit me up in the comments box below.
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