All the pieces were titled after they were written, so the names I've given them are more retrospective subtitles; feel free to entirely ignore them when listening!
I want this album to be a celebration of pure and absolute music making, with no other purpose or justification needed than just to be heard.
* T R I V I A ! *
- After making ABSOLUTES the plan was to do another EP that was only woodwind & percussion (titled 'Zephyr' due to the woodwind/breath link). That project grew until there seemed no reason to just keep it in small form, so that became the full album; that's why tracks 'Factory' & 'Zephyr' are only woodwind & percussion.
- 'Climb' and 'Numbers' are both tracks from ABSOLUTES; 'Scats' also has a certain special link back to that record too...!
- 'Dream' was written about 12 years ago, under the name 'Phantasmagoria', and has been performed by vocal quartets, string quartets and string orchestras! I wanted something for the end of the LP and that piece has always been very special to me, so I felt it appropriate to re-record it again.
- Aside from reverb and mixing/mastering tools there are no effects/sound design elements in the whole album; it became more of a mission to just enjoy the sounds of the instruments rather than warping them into anything else, which has been my previous preference!