Rarely has the control of voltage expressed so much emotion. When this came out on Evan's outstanding Somnia series - instant favourite at a tumultuous time of my life and I listened repeatedly, wrapped in the warmth and feeling. Revisiting has been no less of a deeply reflective experience. Masterful work dude, thank you so much an offering that facilitates connections with the world, the soul, the mind, the heart.
Favorite track: Rode Falls.
Honestly can't decide what my favorite track is. They're all excellent. Perfect for studying, reading, relaxing, or anything else. At times I find myself drifting off with the music. This whole album gives me a longing and wistful feeling, but a happy sort. Can't get enough.
Favorite track: Rode Falls.
With this album, I wanted to focus on the essence of melody and expose it in a raw form through the electronic medium. The source of the main melodies came from repetitive hooks I found myself sporadically singing or humming during day to day business. Think of the joyful tunes whistled during a walk. These melodic mantras seem to pop up out of nowhere and go on repeating forever. When I'd notice this, I'd hang onto the melody until I could get to the studio and bang it out, no matter how obvious or straightforward it was. Once the main melodies and inflections were out, I could carefully construct an audio bedding for them and see where it led. From a larger perspective, I felt that the search for these melodies was similar to unearthing subconscious archetypes that drive reality. The process was like discovering an ever-flowing undercurrent of reality that can be translated directly into melody. In this case, it felt that the source of them all must absolutely be love.
Gratitude to what made this possible: waning Summer solstice suns, gaian minds, Saturn, inner light, rivers red with cedar, magnolia blooms, flowerbeds, wilderness, solitude, trust in liberation, rotation, divine reflection, ancestral teachers, echoes of the past, Dad and Kate, Anand, Dean, Lynne, Evan, Ray Massini, Peter Brodhead, Roberta, Shayne Avec i Grec, so many more people, and ultimately, love - lost and found.
Within every wave
Inside each shell, love's light is
Whether expressing the warmth of the heart through lush chords and melodies, or engaging extraterrestrial aliens through twisted granular tractor-beams, Jamie Watts is committed to sharing music with the world, and beyond.
This album livens my mix of tracks without getting too busy, it's a nice compliment.
I'll also throw a shout out for the track Falling In, from Dreaming Into Being, by Bluetech. One of my all time favorite tracks.
It's not in my bandcamp collection, I got on iTunes yrs ago before dumping that. So good though I had to mention. image3