This morning I recorded a new album at St. Joseph’s Church in Albany, N.Y.
After two very personally eye-opening, mind-opening performances there (as a part of HEAVY), I wanted to document the music that came out of me during both occasions. The space and sound of the church allowed me to explore a more experimental side of my music that I have been longing to dive into.
Long-form improvisational loops, textures and samples for mandolin, voice and sampler were the method, while the room delivered the experience.
When the whole idea for REST FEST came to light, I had hoped I’d be able to visit the church when it wasn’t being prepped for this impending weekend.
So this morning, I reeled trusted sound-buddy Frank Moscowitz into showing up at St. Joe’s for a quick session before the B3nson folks were supposed to arrive for more cleaning and prep.
After load-in and a quick sound/level check, we were off and running. Two pieces were recorded — one from 9:15am -> 9:43am , and the other from 9:52am -> 10:07am.
The album is called St. Joseph’s Oblivion and it will be released (in limited CD form) tomorrow at Rest Fest.
If there’s some solid response, maybe I’ll make it available digitally and perhaps even a larger run of compact discs.
I’m proud of this one, and I hope you will enjoy it.