is my best album yet."
difficult to find fault with this album, either in terms of the
compositions or the playing or the mixing design. These are
instrumentals that talk..."
- Laurence Russell / Culture Court
Nominated for a 2008 Grammy
Each of these ten instrumentals draws a picture, and each picture tells a story. It's music as a smell that triggers unexpected memories. India, 1978... Granada, 1992... each track has a strong atmosphere of time and place, like the journal of an itinerant poet or painter. Tracks range from over 5 minutes to almost 12 minutes. Each piece shifts and evolves, sometimes going through several tempo and rhythm changes, "The River" features Tangos, Rumba and 6/8 rhythms, sometimes building from a haunting solo-guitar performance to the full drive of the band, as in "Silence: No More Longing".
And this from CultureCourt
|1.||Up Close: Beginning||6:40|
|2.||Streetlight (Marseille, August 1999)||7:41|
|3.||Silence: No More Longing (Utah, May 2...||11:04|
|4.||Firelight (Granada, February 1992)||8:37|
|5.||Morning Light (Kham, October 2006)||5:12|
|6.||The River: Writing in Water (India, N...||7:59|
|7.||Candlelight (Xiao Rem, February 2008)||9:37|
|8.||Three Days Without You||6:49|
|9.||Moonlight (Koeln, April 2007)||5:11|
|10.||Up Close: Embrace||5:37|
Writing + Publishing
All music written by OL.
Published by Luna Negra Music/BMI + administered by Holland Walk Muse
Engineer: OL + Jon Gagan
Studio: Recorded in Santa Fe @ Oto-Mare between 2005 and 2008. Additional recording @ The Electric Company.
Mastering: OL @Oto-Mare
Mixed by: OL
Mix Medium: Digital
Record Medium: Digital
OL - Guitars + Palmas
Jon Gagan - Electric Bass Guitars, Keyboards, Sound-Design + Hi-Hat
Davo Bryant - Cajon, Udo, Dumbek, Shakers + Shekere
Robby Rothschild - Djembe, Cajon + Calabash
Stephen Duros - Electric Guitar (3 + 6)
Matthew Schoening - Cello (4)
Dustin Brunson - Field Recordings in Kham, Tibet (2 + 7)
OL - Field Recording in Köln, Germany (9)
Photography: Luis Alvarez, OL (window)
Design: Michael Motley