My first solo album. This has been a very long time coming. I decided to go back to the kind of music I used to compose when I was growing up through my teens. The simplicity of writing melodies that were evoked in the moment. Nothing was written down, yet some stayed with me permanently. Little did I know that my younger siblings used to listen to some of these pieces and then play my own music back to me! For this album I imagined being a treasure hunter, going into my childhood past to compose and discover new compositions to bring back with me into the present.
I composed the entire music for this album using only a sampled piano – not a real one. During my childhood I mostly played and composed on electric keyboards. All the piano sounds emerged from what was already programmed into the keyboard based on real piano sounds. One of the tracks on this album called FREE was composed this way when I was in my late teens. So the method I used to record this particular album was to emulate how I used to compose; on a keyboard and this time with a much nicer real piano sound!
This album is a reflection on childhood memories and contemplating what genuinely matters on our life journey. It is dedicated to my brother and sister – who are each on their own journey, guiding one another, like the motion of two highly evolved stars in the night sky…
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