The two albums we released in 2020 are available now on bandcamp. The latest, The Feeling of Walking was released on December 30 and Low Lament for Love and Loss was released in April.
The Feeling of Walking: Songs of 2020 is the sound and the feeling of our personal experiences as the pandemic developed. Composed of disparate parts of ambient sounds from inside our family piano, noise from an analog oscillator and sampled/prepared piano and the comforting sounds of voice. This music was a meditational process that helped us deal with the isolation and anxiety that we all felt and continue to feel. The album cover is an inverted photograph of Brentwood mall skyscrapers as viewed from Hastings Sunrise park at night. We refer to this park as the “Look Out” which has become part of our nightly walking ritual where we can connect with the view of the landscapes and “power up”.
Content for Low Lament for Love and Loss is taken from a one hour live improvised session that Brent and I recorded in early January. We then edited the recording down to 7 pieces with very few overdubs. The album is fondly dedicated in memory and emotion to Marge Cross whose Heintzman piano and all of its’ glorious imperfections is sampled and featured. along with samples of clarinet playing by Johanna Hauser.