Are you ready?
On this day, on this day, I give to you…
Present:Reflections is a commissioned E.P. of meditative, ambient, soundscapes. Gorgeous, tiny, epic, vast, deep and sublime worlds of sound.
…they are so beautiful. ;-)
Each track was created in my home studio using: a cello, an acoustic guitar, and a single loop pedal. There is minimal processing and there are no electronic instruments whatsoever. Rather than constructing them like regular pieces of music, I let the feeling of presence be north star of each track. All the sounds followed and developed organically from that point.
The EP is available right now in a choice of 2 different formats.
The first is the Regular E.P. which contains: 4 tracks (of roughly 5 mins each) and the front and back cover.
And the second is the Deluxe E.P. As well as the 4 original tracks, the Deluxe EP boasts: one completely new track, and 3 extended 11 min ‘angel edits’ (all of which add up to a whopping 40 extra minutes of music!) With this version you will also get a bonus PDF booklet containing a selection of alternate cover artwork.
Both are available right now for minimum payments of £2 or £3 respectively (if you are in the US that’s about: $3.50 and $5.)
For this release I am partnering with a charity called VSN (Volunteer Services Nepal.) 10% of all profits from Present:Reflections will go towards: feeding, housing, clothing, and educating, orphaned children in Nepal. What that really means is: when you buy this music, you are literally making the world a better place. ;-)
The E.P. is available exclusively from Bandcamp. It wont be available to stream, or from iTunes, or from anywhere else for that matter.
This is a somewhat experimental release and, in that spirit, I’d like to ask you for your help with it. There are two things you can do (apart from buying the EP of course) that would be ultra-helpful.
The first thing is to: SHARE SHARE SHARE (and then SHARE some more.) I am only one man, so anything you can do to help me spread the word about this E.P. and it’s flagrant goodness is worth it’s weight in gold to me and will be endlessly and massively appreciated.
The second thing is, if you do buy the EP then let me know what you think of it. You can do this either: in the comments section below, or by tweeting @JamesRadcliffe and using the hashtag #PresentReflections (I’ll be ReTweeting the best ones.)
Thankyou from the bottom of my heart for your support in this and everything else. I look forward to connecting with you and hearing your thoughts about Present:Reflections.
Let’s do this.
My name is James Radcliffe and I am a 100% audience supported independent artist. If you like what I do (and can afford it) then please consider buying some of my music. Each purchase really makes a big difference to me and 10% of every sale goes to a charity which: houses, feeds, clothes, and educates orphaned children in Nepal.
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